Skills are voice-driven capabilities that enhance the functionality of your Alexa devices. For example, you can enable skills that allow Alexa to play math and trivia games with you, or tell you about upcoming concerts in your city.
You can search for and enable skills in the Alexa app and from the Alexa Skills store on the Amazon website.
Or, if you know the exact name of the skill you want, you can say, "enable [skill name] skill."
Note: For information about setting up and using skills for smart home devices, go to Connect a Smart Home Device to Alexa.
To enable Alexa skills:
After you enable a skill, you can ask Alexa to open and use it--just say, "open [skill name]."
There may also be additional instructions for using the skill. You can refer to the skill's detail page for examples of things to say, and to learn more. If you need help with a skill, you can say, "[skill name] help."
You can view and manage your skills from the Alexa app. Go to the menu and select Skills, then select Your Skills (at the top of the screen).
Select a skill to open the skill detail page and access available options, including:
With the Alexa Skills Kit, you can take advantage of the speech processing capabilities of Alexa to build interactive skills. For more information, visit our developer website.
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