All About Alexa Series: Surprise Me

2 February 2023

Tech & Innovation

A close up of the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 3 in a black colour with a blue ring of light on the top.

It’s that romantic time of year! Who doesn’t love being surprised by their lover on Valentine’s Day? To honour that tradition, we have brought you the “Surprise Me” function in the Blind Low Vision NZ skill. Alexa is ready to give you a random book on command. See what you get!

This is a feature that randomly generates a book for you to listen to. Especially if you are stuck on what to choose next, or need a break from listening to the same genre over and over again.

How does it work?

  1. Say “Alexa, open Blind Low Vision”.
  2. Say “Alexa, surprise me”.

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, Alexa is ready to surprise you. Isn’t Alexa wonderful? Give it a go!

To access the Blind Low Vision NZ Skill, you must be a client with library access. If you’re interested in registering with us, give us a call on 0800 24 33 33 or email


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