These are the best Amazon Echo Skills and features!

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Alexa is Amazon‘s own speech-driven service, akin to the iPhone’s Siri. Skills are similar to voice-activated apps. When you purchase an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo or Fire TV, you receive a number of Alexa skills that vary from amusing to unexpectedly practical. Here are some of the useful and fun Alexa skills for you to test with your Alexa-enabled device. Amazon‘s Alexa continues to improve as developers create new skills for the virtual assistant. Check out the best Amazon echo skills and features.

1. Car Chat

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“Alexa, open Car Chat,” you just say.
Tired of being stuck in traffic? Make every journey more enjoyable by speaking with other drivers in nearby cars using your Amazon Alexa or Echo Auto device.
You can also write posts, establish a profile with your car’s make and model, and listen to other stations.

2. Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

“Alexa, open Whose Turn Is It,” you simply say.
Allow Alexa to select who does the dishes, chooses a movie, and orders pizza.
Simply ask “Alexa, whose turn is it?” and then select one of two or more individuals. You may add as many names to the list as you choose.

Simply say, “Alexa, I require roadside help.”

There is no need to enable this Amazon echo skill; simply ask Alexa for assistance with a flat tire or tire switch, a dead battery, petrol delivery, or a key problem, and Alexa will respond, “Here’s Blink Roadside.” Blink Roadside provides safe and dependable roadside personnel to assist you whether you are at home or on the road. To use the service, you must have location and Amazon Pay enabled.

4. Charging Station Finder

“Alexa, open Find Electro,” you simply say.

Ensure that your EV is never out of juice. Simply say, “Alexa, open Find Electro.” Alexa will then provide you with driving instructions to the nearest charging station for your vehicle type.

5. Practice Interviews

“Alexa, open Interview Practice,” you just say.
Even the greatest among us might become nervous about upcoming job interviews. However, this skill might help you prepare properly. Use a database of 500 frequently requested soft skill job interview questions to practice.

6. Amex

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Simply say, “Alexa, open Amex.”
The Amex skill allows you to view information about your qualifying cards that are linked to your American Express online account. You may ask Alexa to check your balance and available credit, make a payment, see what Amex offers are available, and more. An audio recording of your 4-digit security PIN will not be kept by Amazon.

7. The Companion for Steak Lovers

“Alexa, open The Steak Lovers Companion,” you can say.
This Omaha steaks skill will assist you in preparing steaks to your liking. It requests information about the steak before recommending the appropriate timers to set and the following steps to take after the timers ring.

8. Core and Cardio Workout in Five Minutes

“Alexa, launch Five Minute Workout,” you just say.
With this quick workout, Alexa can get you moving and invigorating. This entertaining workout is jam-packed with fat-burning exercises that will tone your core to perfection.

9. Fitbit

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Ask for your daily Fitbit progress, such as whether you met your sleep target and how many steps you’ve completed, to keep track of your fitness. Or simply receive a fast update on the statistics that are most important to you.

10. Sweet Dreams: Sleep Meditations and Sounds

“Alexa, open Sweet Dreams,” you just say.
Do you have difficulty falling asleep? You may tell Alexa to play rain, waves, a stream, a forest, a canyon, a desert, or a brook.

11. Read books on Audible

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Simply say “Play [Book Title] on Audible, Alexa” 
If you bought a book from Audible, you can listen to it on your Alexa-enabled device using this ability.

12. Play games

 Simply say “Ask Magic 8-Ball, Alexa” 
This skill is a virtual spin on an old classic, that delivers a random yes or no answer to any question without turning the gadget upside down to discover your fate.

13. Set Meditation Mode

 Simply say “Alexa, Open Meditation Timer”
Helps you meditate by playing peaceful sounds for the length you specify and striking a bell when your time is over.

14. Check Pregnancy Schedule

 Simply say “Alexa, Ask My Pregnancy” 
An important skill for pregnant women. My Pregnancy delivers critical medical information as you approach your due date.

15. Bedtime stories for kids

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Just say “Open Bedtime Story, Alexa”
This is a fantastic skill for your kids since it mixes their names into the story.

16. Inquire with My Buddy

Simply say, “Alexa, ask My Buddy to send assistance.”
Get aid from those who are close to you when you need it. Simply say, “Alexa, Ask My Buddy to Send Help,” and your contacts will be contacted through text message, email, and phone call to check on you as soon as possible.

17. Song Test

“Alexa, open Song Quiz,” you just say.
Have fun challenging your friends and family to this entertaining music quiz in which you must predict the names and artists of songs from the 1960s to the 2010s. Subscribe to become a Song Quiz VIP and have access to thousands of more songs, playlists, and current music and videos.

18. Set an Alarm

Simply ask “Set an Alarm for [Time]”
Set this alert to repeat on a regular basis by asking, “Alexa, set a recurring alarm for [weekdays or weekends/time].”

19. Spotify

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Amazon Prime Music has a restricted catalog, but if you have a Spotify Premium account, you can listen to all of your music on the Echo. Simply link your account in the menu under the “Music & Books” button, and you’ll be able to request songs, albums, artists, and playlists whenever you want. If you’re juggling various providers, you’ll need to add “from Spotify” at the end of your request; otherwise, just make Spotify the default to save the bother.

20. Stopwatch

Just say “Open Stopwatch, Alexa”
A simple yet helpful ability that transforms Alexa into a stopwatch, allowing you to monitor the duration status and stop at any point.

21. TrackR Locate My Phone

Simply command, “Alexa, ask TrackR to call my phone.”
We’ve all been there, desperately attempting to locate a misplaced phone with no pals nearby to allow you to contact it from their cellphone. Don’t worry, set up TrackR on your phone and the next time you misplace it, Alexa will help you find it.

22. Xbox

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There isn’t much we miss about Kinect, but being able to switch your Xbox on with your voice was quite convenient. Rather than purchasing a used sensor on Ebay, you may restore voice control by enabling the Xbox Alexa skill. You can launch games and apps, manage video playback, adjust the volume, and record gameplay clips in addition to turning your console on and off.

23. BBC

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Your Echo can play music from Spotify and your Amazon collection, as well as TuneIn and other services – but only the official BBC skill can access the Beeb’s whole catalog of radio stations and a plethora of great podcasts. Put on a station or watch an episode of Desert Island Discs while you’re messing around the flat. There are no advertisements, and you can control everything with your voice.

24. Bartender

Liquor and friends are generally plenty for a good night, but if you want to step up your party game, ask Alexa to activate The Bartender skill. It has several skills: if you know the name of a drink but not its ingredients, simply ask. If you have certain spirits and mixers but don’t sure what to do with them, request beverages using a certain component. With over 12,000 recipes, you’re bound to find something new to try.

How to use Alexa Skills?

You must enable an Alexa Amazon Echo skill before you can use it. “Alexa, activate [skill name],” and Alexa will offer voice-prompt instructions to finish the procedure if necessary.
You may also open the Alexa app, search for a skill that interests you, and then press Enable Skill to get started. Here’s how it’s done:

  • On your smartphone, launch the Alexa app.
  • Select Skills & Games from the menu in the upper-left corner.
  • To browse editor selections, premium skills, and suggestions, tap Discover.
  • To browse skills by category, tap Categories.
  • To enable a skill, tap Enable to Use after learning more about it.
  • Select the check boxes for the skill requests on the Skill Permissions screen, then press Save Permissions.
  • Your new skill is now operational. On the skill’s information page, you’ll see what wording to use to initiate the skill, such as “Alexa, play Jeopardy!”

What abilities does my Alexa have?

Skills are similar to applications that allow you to do more with Alexa. You may use them to play games, listen to podcasts, relax, meditate, order meals, and do a variety of other things.

Is Alexa Skill always attentive?

The quick answer is that Alexa is constantly listening to you. Alternatively, the microphone on your Alexa smart speaker is always on (at least by default) and constantly monitors sounds in your home in order to hear its wake phrase.

Conclusion

There are so many other Alexa skills and Amazon Echo skills available, which may be found by searching the app or the Alexa Skills area of Amazon.com. Alexa can help you find sports trivia, monitor transit timetables, and purchase on Amazon.com. Allow Alexa to manage your calendar or order pizza and a latte for you. Using the Alexa Blueprints interface, you may create skills. You may always ask Alexa open-ended questions. If Alexa does not know the answer, it will normally conduct a Bing search based on your query.

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