If you use Amazon Echo to add items to your shopping list but are not near your Echo, there are other ways to add items to the list other than using your voice.
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The great thing about the Amazon ecosystem is that almost everything stored on your Echo is also stored in the cloud and synced with other devices and services. So your shopping list is not only on your echo, but also on your phone and on the web. Here are all the different ways you can add things to your Alexa shopping list.
Using your voice
This is perhaps the easiest and easiest way to add items to your Amazon Echo shopping list. All you need to do is say «Alexa, add (item) to my shopping list».
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Update: in September 2018, Amazon added the ability to add multiple items to a shopping list at the same time using your voice. Now you can say something like «Alexa, add eggs, milk and butter to my shopping list» and he will add all these things at once as separate items on the list.
You can also ask your echo «Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?» and she’ll read whatever you have on your list at the moment.
If you’re not at home or near the Amazon Echo, you can still use your voice to add items to your shopping list using an app called Roger. We have a detailed guide to walk you through the process of using Amazon Echo from anywhere in the world.
Through the Alexa app
If you don’t want to mess with third-party apps to control your Echo from afar, you can still add something to your shopping list using the Alexa app on your phone.
Just open the app and get started by clicking on the menu button in the top left corner of the screen.
From there, select «Shopping and To Do Lists».