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Did you know that Amazon Echo Speaker offers more than 100,000 skills? To get most of the Alexa abilities, install Alexa App in your phone and connect with the Echo Speaker. The most common skills of Alexa range from “turning the lights off to ordering dinner” for you. But, how about making your Alexa skills more convenient and smarter?
The key fact is Alexa’s skills are constantly growing every day. So, if you are a newbie with Amazon Alexa and want to know more about Alexa Skills you have clicked to the right place. In this blog, we have highlighted some of the best Alexa skills for you.
Before starting with the Best Alexa skills, let us read some basics about Alexa Skills:
‘Amazon Skills’ is the word given for the things which Alexa performs for you. You can download the skills and perform various tasks through commanding Alexa.
To add the ‘Alexa Skills’, open the Alexa app and select Skills & Games from the menu bar. Select the skills you would like to add and Enable the Skills. Most of the skills are free, however, some skills require a purchase to get the features unlocked.
Best Alexa Skills for your Amazon Echo:
1. Exclusive Amazon Deals
Do you want to know about the Exclusive Amazon Deals? Just ask Alexa and you will be updated about various exclusive deals. Additionally, you can also browse Amazon’s Voice Shopping which will help you with few sentences to trigger Alexa appropriately.
2. Different Languages
This skill is known as ‘Cleo’, you can use this skill to teach your language to Alexa. Overtime, Alexa will learn your language and will try to expand language vocabulary. Cleo works like language-learning apps such as Duolingo.
3. Pet Care
Alexa checks your pet’s last walk time, meal time and bath day. You can also add vet details to the skill.
Another famous skill for your pets is ‘CALM MY DOG’, since you can’t be with your dog all the time, Alexa plays relaxing music to calm your dog and provide company to your dog. It reduces the stress on dogs.
4. Recipe Ideas
You can get this skill to know the recipes and every day ingredients. Ideas are also sent to the Home Screen of your Alexa app so that you can use it while cooking a meal.
Also, there is a skill called ‘Coffee Maker” which helps you in making coffee. They are skilled in telling the recipes of mocha, latte and cappuccino. This is one of the best Alexa skills.
5. Play Music
You can play music using Alexa ‘Play Music’ skill through Amazon Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, TuneIn, and Pandora and can also play selected playlists. You can also make playlists according to your mood, activities, era and artists. You can easily ask Alexa to play music of your choice.
6. Simple Calling
This skill allows you to make a video or voice call. Alexa looks through your phone’s address book and makes a call. You can simply ask Alexa to “make a call”.
7. Personal Trainer
To improve and increase your metabolism and energy, reduce stress and remove fat, turn Alexa into your Personal Trainer. Just simply say “Alexa, Start 7-Minute Workout”, and Alexa will help you with the entire routine.
8. Clean your home
Your Robot vacuum systems (like, Samsung Powerbot R7070 or iRobot Roomba series) can be connected and commanded to start cleaning using by Cleaning Skill of Alexa. Did you know that vacuuming can be this easy?
9. Play Games
With Alexa gaming skills, you can also play games. You can play lego, bingo, tic-tac-toe with Alexa. For more games, you can check the Games, Trivia and Accessories section of the App. This is one of the highly rated and reviewed Amazon Echo skills.
10. Get Pregnancy advice and tips
Alexa Skills like “What to Expect skill” provides advice and tips daily. You can customize your due date and receive guidance accordingly.
Additionally, ‘Mayo Clinic’ skill provides basic first aid answers like minor scratches and CPR instructions.
11. Connect with Fitbit
To keep an eye on your fitness and step goals, you can connect Alexa with your Fitbit watch. Alexa will tell you about the taken steps, sleep hours and other metrics recorded by the activity tracker of Fitbit.
12. Listen Podcasts
Podcasts skill streams various podcasts, you can search for the podcasts by name. Additionally, if you pause any podcasts, you can continue your listening from where you left. Anypod Skill has a +3000 library of podcasts like RadioLab, S-Town, TED Radio hour and This American Life.
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