Everything You Need To Know About Alexa Skills
Did you know that you can make Alexa smarter by simply downloading a set of skills? In fact, Amazon offers more than 30,000 specialised skills that'll help you customise your Alexa experience. These skills are like simple voice-driven applications that can be easily installed or uninstalled. Alternately, you can enable or disable default skills. While some of these skills will help you with simple tasks of ordering food or streaming music, others are specialised in academic tips, horoscope predictions, and prayer chants. Find some of these skills that'll make your Alexa experience far more convenient.
List of Exemplary Alexa Skills
Stop wondering and take a look at the extraordinary skills of Alexa which shall leave you surprised by every Alexa skill that you come across.
Whether you are trying to teach your little kid to differentiate between the voices of various animals or are trying to relax your mind and get sound sleep, Alexa has a huge library of audio. It has specialised relaxing sounds that'll calm you and even help you meditate. Some of these ambient sounds include the sounds of waterfalls, cool breeze, ocean sound and much more.
Click Here to Explore Animal Sounds
Click Here to Explore Indian Flute Sounds
Click Here to Explore Rain Sounds
Click Here to Explore Zen Sounds-Healing Sounds
If you are planning on hitting the road, simply ask Alexa and you are good to go. It has specialised skills for booking cabs from Ola and Uber with simple voice commands. You can even enquire about the estimated cab fares or instruct it to book specific cab types such as rentals or shared cabs. Don't forget to clearly specify your pick up and drop destinations for a smooth booking experience.
Click Here to Book Cab Via Ola
Click Here to Book Cab Via Uber
Shout out to the food loves! Now you can order your favourite pasta or a tangy plate of chaat by simply asking Alexa. Its specialised food skills allow ordering food from multiple apps including Freshmenu, Zomato, Faasos, Uber Eats or Box8. You can also find out the popular eateries and restaurants nearby by Alexa. Another interesting feature involves looking for recipes from applications like Tarla Dalal.
Click Here to Order Food on Zomato
Click Here to Order Food on Freshmenu
Click Here to Order Food on Faasos
Click Here to Order Food on Box8
Click Here To Explore Tarla Dalal
Alexa can also be used for playing a host of interactive games like Rock Paper Scissor, The Magic Door or The Millionaire Quiz Game. You simply need to give voice commands such as "Alexa start Rock Paper Scissor", or Alexa open "Millionaire Quiz".
Click Here To Play Rock Paper Scissors
Click Here To Play Magic Door
Click Here To Play Millionaire Quiz Game
Sneak a peek into the future with Alexa's horoscope skills. It has specialised skills for various such applications such as GaneshSpeaks or Astro Speaks. While some of these focus mainly on horoscopic predictions, others can suggest the colours of numbers lucky for your zodiac sign.
Click Here To Know Your Horoscope From Ganesha Speaks
Click Here To Know Your Horoscope From Astro Speaks
Podcasts are more popular than ever. You can find interesting podcasts on topics ranging from science, social justice, literature, entrepreneurship and fashion to comedy, from renowned personalities from all over the world. Amazon offers a variety of such podcast skills that'll help you dig deeper into the areas of your interest. For instance, you can play the latest TedTalks by simply saying, “Alexa ask Ted Talks to play the latest talk' or “listen to something funny by commanding, "Alexa ask Ted Talk to play something funny”.
Click Here to Explore Ted Talks
Revolutionise your home with Alexa's smart home skills that'll help you control your devices with voice commands. Popular Alexa-friendly appliances and devices include switches, bulbs, air conditioners, fans or even thermostats from top brands such as Philips, Hue and Syska. You can also manage the brightness of your rooms with simple instructions such as “ Alexa set bedroom to blue”.
Click Here to Explore Philips Hue
Click Here to Explore Syska
Click Here to Explore eWelink
Click Here to Explore TP Link
Keep yourself updated with the latest new updates from all over the world with Alexa;s specialised news skills. Popular news skills include ANI national news, Gadgets 360 mews, NDTV news, Aaj Tak news, DD news-Live TV. You can also keep yourself updated with the latest technology trends by simply asking Alexa, "What my flash briefing is?"
Click Here to Explore News on Gadgets360
Click Here to Explore News on NDTV
Click Here to Explore News on Times of India
Click Here to Explore News on Aaj Tak
Alexa productivity skills are one of the most popular ones. These will help you find your misplaced Android devices through applications like the Phone finder app or even give you an estimate of travel time while driving.
Click Here to Explore Phone Finder
Click Here to Explore I am Driving
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Everything You Need To Know About Alexa Skills
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