When first launched on Echo in the US back in November 2014, Alexa boasted a measly 13 skills; fast forward to 2017, there are now 14,000 Alexa Skills available (and the number is still growing)! Alexa is currently available on a number of devices, primarily Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Echo Dot, Echo Look and Echo Show.
Take a closer look at some of the best Alexa skills available, which we have classified by category!
Please note these skills are available for US Amazon accounts.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Connect American Express to Alexa through the Amex skill. Make a payment, get offers, check your balance, and more.
Get the current price of the Bitcoin.
Find out how much money you have, make a credit card payment, get information concerning your loans, and stay up to date with your recent charges.
Figure out home loans and mortgages quickly and avoid traps, bad companies, and fees.
Create a list of companies you want to survey and keep up to date with their market and stock activity… all in easy to understand English.
FOOD AND DRINK
Tell Alexa three ingredients you have in your fridge and the Best Recipes skill will propose you a recipe!
A recipe guide to over 170 popular drinks.
Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Ask Alexa what you can substitute it for.
Ask Alexa what wine goes best with what food.
Understand how to properly store different foods, decide if they are still fresh and reduce waste.
Operate this calculator with your voice.
A simple skill that allows you to manage events on your primary calendar.
Remind Me helps you remember what you need for work, school, gym, etc.
Ask Alexa about important emails, what’s waiting for your response, clean your inbox, and more.
Ask Alexa to find you a handyman, cleaner, and more.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
Ask Alexa for the estimated wait time information at security checkpoints in over 450 US airports.
Get information on flights, hotels and rental cars. Hear flight status updates, destination suggestions and more.
Get drive-time in current traffic or any future departure time for your defined destinations.
Wondering where to travel? Discover the most fascinating destinations across the world.
Ask Alexa to order you an Uber.
ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE
Get in shape with Alexa by doing this 7 minute workout.
Alexa can answer your common questions about board game rules.
Alexa will help you tune your guitar.
Get information on and control playback of your media library on any Plex compatible device.
Control your Spotify music account using your voice.
Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world, without needing to replace your existing opener.
Start and stop Harmony Activities or tune to your favorite TV channel.
With Alexa and Philips Hue you can easily adjust your lights with your voice.
Control your Neato vacuum cleaner with your voice!
Control the temperature of your house with your voice.
An easy and entertaining service to help you quickly identify if an item is recyclable.
Amazon’s Skill Finder is a new way to easily discover Alexa’s newest and top skills.
Ask Alexa to play ambient sounds to help you sleep peacefully or block out unwanted noise at work or home.
Ask Alexa to play Ted talks.
Ask Alexa for forecasts concerning weather, pollen count and predominant allergens for your area.