*Review of functionality of app below
In app seemed to be giving me similar problems that others have stated having: not getting verification text promptly, and unable to get beyond giving my cc info (error message of "unexpected error" would pop up and that would be the end of it). I use Lyft to get to work constantly as I am always on call, usually only get about an hour's notice, and live close enough that it's not a huge expense to use it to at least get to work so I'm not sweaty and wind blown by the time I get there. So needless to say I wasn't opposed to doing a little detective work to get it to work, scrolled down through the comments until I finally found someone who, instead of belittling those who could not figure out how to link their account and therefore gave a bad review, actually gave a useful solution.
Got out the laptop, amazon.com, departments drop down, Echo & Alexa, Alexa skills, search Lyft, link account. At this point you will have to allow the pop up that amazon is going to want to open as the "sign in to Lyft" page, so if you have an adblocker, you should get a little notification when you click "link account", which will give you the option to allow it. But I mean, if you had the wherewithal to install an adblocker, I'd imagine you'd already be privy to how to temporarily disable it/allow a one time pop up window. After that, it's just like how it wanted to work in the app, send verification text, give cc info, hit accept, account linked!
*As to how well the function actually works, I tried it out and I'm as pleased as could be. I asked, "Alexa, I need a ride from Lyft" (you have to specify Lyft as those dirty b*stards at Uber cornered the "I need a ride" phrase for their app), and she informed how far away in minutes the closest driver was to my location, then asked if I'd like her to call it for me. If yes, she'll play a bit of music (seems to change every time) until you're paired. It seems that at this point the music will stop, at which point I usually get a text from the Lyft app about my driver, but Alexa will also ask if I'd like to know if the app has successfully paired me with anyone so I don't have to worry about checking it on my phone. If you say yes, she'll give you the appropriate info about the driver like name, type of car, and eta (basically the information that you get via text from Lyft). Definitely great for me when I'm scrambling to get my sh*t together, get it all together, and put it in a backpack. All my sh*t, so it's all together.
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