City of Arlington, Texas is Now an Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa Devices

“Ask City of Arlington” is now a skill for all Amazon Alexa enabled devices! Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and news updates.

Arlington residents can ask basic questions about polling and voting locations, garbage and recycling pickup days and more as City Staff continues to put technology to work every day to make The American Dream City a better place to live, learn, work and play.

All you have to do is enable the “City of Arlington, Texas” skill on your Amazon Alexa mobile app. Check out the phrases below that can be answered by the City’s Alexa skill.

Polling:

  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, where is my voting location?”,
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, where is my polling location?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what is my voting location?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what is my polling location?”

Council District:

  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, who is my City Council member?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, Arlington Alexa, who is my City Council person?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, who is my Council Member?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what is my council district?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, who is my council person?”

Garbage:

  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, when is my garbage day?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what day is my garbage picked up?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what is my garbage pickup day?”

Recycling:

  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, is it my recycling day?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, when is my recycling day?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what is my recycle day?”
  • “Alexa, ask City of Arlington, what day is my recycle bin picked up?”

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as one of five priorities. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents, visitors and businesses. Residents can check out the new digital newsletter format in the latest edition of the Put Technology to Work newsletter.

 

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