Alexa Skills App

Alexa  Skills App By Amazon

Alexa Skills App is really two things.  First you need to download the Amazon Alexa Skills App to your mobile device.  Amazon Alexa is more than the voice.  It is a control hub that integrates the Alexa Skills with the Alexa compatible devices from Amazon and other device manufactures. Your first paragraph ...

What’s New with this new version history.

Aug 4, 2020 Version 2.2.358771.0

Our latest Alexa Skills App update includes:- Redesigned home screen with easy access to your recent Alexa activities. Easily play music, add items to your shopping list or play your Audible book from the Home screen.- Personalized recommendations to help you discover Alexa's Skills App new features and capabilities.- Moved our "more" button to the bottom right for quick access to settings, skills, and more.

Amazon Alexa App for Alexa Skills

Various Alexa App available using Alexa Skills on the Amazon App

Alexa is one of the most popular and powerful personal assistants. Amazon is a little weird with it, though. You can only get the full experience on select Android phones, Amazon Fire devices, and Amazon Echo devices. That makes it a tad restrictive. However, you’re likely here because you own one of those devices and want Alexa to do more. We can definitely help with that. Here are the best skills and apps for Alexa! Most of the skills worth using are for things like smart home tech, checking the weather, and playing music. There are some other tools it can utilize as well. We definitely recommend looking around the official Alexa Skills Guide for more information and more recommendations. 

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Amazon Alexa Skills App

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Price: Free

Let’s start with the official Amazon Alexa Skills app on Google Play. This is an essential app for many reasons. It lets you interact with Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices. Most need it for initial setup.  However, much like Google’s Home app, Alexa can recommend new stuff, interact with devices directly, and control some stuff with it.  All Alexa owners should not only have this, but use it frequently. It’s completely free and you probably have it already anyway. We recommend digging around and learning more about it!

Alexa-powered devices can do a vast number of things, driven by app-like abilities called “skills.” They can enable you to play games, listen to soothing sounds, enjoy an audio book, follow exercise routines, and get daily reminders to follow those routines. If you have the right tech, they can also turn on the lights in your house, start your car, close your garage door, and arm your security system.

In the same way that you’d download apps for your phone, you can download skills for your Alexa device. And they’re very easy to install.

Let’s say, for example, that you’re having trouble sleeping, and want to try to relax with some soothing ocean sounds.

  • On your smartphone, open the Alexa app and tap the menu icon in the screen’s upper left corner, and then tap “Skills & Games.”
  • On the Skills & Games screen, you can tap on “Discover” or “Categories” to browse around. In this case, since you know what you want, tap on the magnifying glass on top to bring up the search field, and type in the phrase “ocean sounds.”