How to Use the Amazon Alexa App to Set Up Shopping Lists

Use your assistant to help you make all kinds of lists and schedules

Whether it's groceries or things you need to get done, the Amazon Alexa app can create and display your lists on multiple devices. You can use voice commands on an Alexa-enabled device such as the Amazon Echo to make your lists. However, you can also create and manage lists through the app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

Instructions in this article apply to iOS 11.0 or later and Android 6.0 and later.

Add Items to Your Alexa Shopping List or To-Do List

To add items to an existing list in the Alexa app:

  1. Launch the Alexa app on your device and log in if prompted.

  2. Tap More (three lines) from the bottom right.

  3. Tap Lists & Notes.

    Add a list item to the Amazon Alexa app
  4. Select a list. The default options are Shopping and To-do. Tap a list name if you've already created an additional list.

  5. Tap a popular list item to add it, or tap Add Item to enter something else to your list. Use the back arrow to return to the previous page.

    Add items to your Alexa app shopping list

You can also use Alexa to add items to your list with voice commands.

Create a New List With the Alexa App

To create a new shopping or to-do list and add items to the list:

  1. In Lists & Notes, tap Create List

  2. Enter a name for the new list using the on-screen keyboard, and then tap Return.

  3. You've created your new list. Add items with your voice or tap Add Item to enter items manually.

    Create a new list, then add your items

Access Your Lists With the Alexa App

After you add to an existing list or create a new one, here's how to access the items within it.

  1. Open the Alexa app. If you already have an ongoing list, tap it directly from the home screen. Otherwise, tap More (three lines) from the bottom right.

  2. Tap Lists & Notes.

    Tap a list to access it from the Alexa app
  3. Make sure the Lists tab is selected, and then tap the list you want to access.

  4. To mark an item as complete, tap the box next to it to add a check. It will move under the Completed section.

    Tap an item to mark it as complete

Use Alexa's voice commands to hear what's on your list and remove items.