Amazon’s Alexa keeps getting smarter, with developers constantly creating new skills for the virtual assistant. Today, there are tens of thousands of skills for almost anything you can think of or need.
But you don’t have to go through them all to find the best ones. Read on to discover 25 of the best free and paid Alexa Skills to try and enjoy.
The Best Free Alexa Skills
1. car cat
Just say “Alexa, open Car Chat”.
Stuck in traffic and bored? Make every drive fun by chatting with drivers of other cars around you through your Amazon Alexa or Echo Auto device.
You can also create your posts, set up a profile with your car make and model, and tune into different channels.
2. Who’s next?
Just say “Alexa, open whose turn it is?”.
Let Alexa decide whose turn it is to do the dishes, choose a movie or order a pizza.
Just ask “Alexa, whose turn it is,” then choose between two or more people. You can add as many names as you want to the list.
Just say “Alexa, open the loud house challenge”.
Your kids will love teaming up with Lincoln Loud to solve puzzles given by his ten sisters in this Nickelodeon adventure.
An immersive audio take on The Loud House, this skill features multiple narratives like collecting supplies for an epic slumber party and remaking a fallen birthday cake.
Just say “Alexa, open The Wayne Investigation”.
Take to the streets of Gotham to investigate the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents in this mystery game from Warner Bros. Can you navigate the dead ends of the story to find the path that will solve the crime?
Just say “Alexa, I need roadside assistance”.
No need to enable this skill, just ask Alexa for help with your flat tire or tire swap, dead battery, gas delivery, or key issues – and Alexa will say, “This is Blink Roadside.”
It doesn’t matter if you’re at home or on the road, Blink Roadside has safe and reliable road professionals to help you. You will need to have location and Amazon Pay enabled to complete the service.
Just say “Alexa, open Find Electro”.
Make sure your electric vehicle will never run out of charge. Just ask “Alexa, open Find Electro”. Alexa will then send you directions to the nearest charging station that matches your car type.
Just say, “Alexa, open Workout Talk.”
Upcoming job interviews can sometimes give the best of us chills. But this skill can prepare you well. Practice from a pool of 500 frequently asked job interview questions.
Just say “Alexa, ask Financially Well to read the latest update”.
Take steps to achieve greater financial well-being with this podcast from Kevin Mahoney, the famed financial advisor to millennial couples. Get tips on issues like paying off student loans, and more.
Just say “Alexa, open Amex”.
The Amex jurisdiction allows you to access certain information about your eligible cards linked to your American Express online account.
You can ask Alexa to check your balance and available credit, make a payment, get available Amex offers, and more.
Amazon will not keep a voice recording of your 4-digit security PIN.
ten. Time magazine
Just say “Alexa, open Time Magazine”.
TIME Magazine has been one of the most trusted and informative guides to what’s happening in news, politics, business, health, science and entertainment.
TIME Magazine’s Alexa Skill will keep you informed and updated with the top five stories you need to hear every day.
Just say, “Alexa, ask Restaurant Finder to find a restaurant in Dallas that offers Mexican food.”
Get restaurant recommendations in any city in the United States. Ask for Italian, Chinese, Mexican, American, French or more, any type of food will bring up lots of new restaurants to try.
Just say, “Alexa, open The Steak Lovers Companion.”
This Omaha Steaks skill will help you prepare steaks the way you like them. He asks for details about the steak, then suggests the right timers to set and next actions to take after the timers sound.
Just say “Alexa, open Five Minute Workout”.
Alexa can get you moving and energized with this quick workout. This fun routine is packed full of fat burning exercises that will tone your heart in tip-top shape.
Keep track of your fitness by asking your daily Fitbit progress, such as whether you’ve reached your sleep goal and how many steps you’ve taken. Or just get a quick update on the stats that matter most to you.
Just say “Alexa, open Sweet Dreams”.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? You can ask Alexa to play sounds like rain, surf, stream, forest, canyon, desert, or stream.
Or you can listen to short guided meditations like Fall Asleep, Soften and Relax, Breathe in Waves, or Review the Day.
The Highest Paid Alexa Skills You Should Try
Just say “Alexa, open Bamboo Learning Plus”.
Give your kids a fun, game-like experience that lets them learn creative new ways.
Starting with a 14-day free trial, the Bamboo Learning Plus subscription mirrors the standard US K-5 curriculum, with full access to all basic, grade-level, and advanced activities, and 50 audiobooks.
Just say “Alexa, I want to talk to a doctor”.
With Teladoc, you can connect with a doctor 24/7 on your Alexa-enabled device. You may have virtual visits related to non-emergency health needs, such as cold, flu, or allergy symptoms.
The cost per visit can be as low as $0 per visit with insurance or $75 without insurance.
18. ask my boyfriend
Just say “Alexa, ask my friend to send help”.
Get help when you need it from loved ones. Just say “Alexa, ask my friend to send help” and your contacts will be notified by SMS, email and phone call to monitor you immediately.
Upgrading to paid premium features will also allow you to describe what kind of help you need after sending the help alert.
Just say “Alexa, open Escape the Airplane”.
Thrills await in this sequel to Escape the Room, one of the best Alexa board games. Here you are trapped in the air on a plane and you have to get out alive.
To amp up the fun, you can purchase the Personal Game Master feature for hints and an extra boost.
20. Song Quiz
Just say “Alexa, open Song Quiz”.
Have fun challenging your friends and family in this fun music quiz that will have you guessing the titles and artists of songs from the 60s to the 2010s.
Subscribe to become a VIP Song Quiz and access thousands of additional songs, playlists and new music.
Just say “Alexa, open Jurassic World”.
Take a trip to Isla Nublar with podcaster Janet Best to report on the plight of the dinosaurs as the island’s dormant volcano roars.
This captivating adventure is playable in six chapters: the first is free and you can purchase the five additional premium chapters.
22. reading buddy
Just say “Alexa, let’s read”.
Alexa can help your children become confident and independent readers. With Reading Sidekick, Alexa and your child will take turns reading. Alexa will help your kids if they’re struggling and cheer them on when they’re successful.
You must have an asset Amazon Kids+ subscription and activate Amazon Kids on your Echo device.
Just say “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson”.
Alexa’s first celebrity voice, Samuel L. Jackson will give you the weather, play your favorite music, tell jokes, and more. Enjoy interesting interactions with the hilarious and downright candid Hollywood star.
Just say “Alexa, play Relaxing Jazz”.
The perfect blend of soft, relaxing jazz music for meditation, yoga, tai chi, healing, or when you want to take a break. It comes with a premium subscription for unlimited hours of music.
25. Alexa together
Alexa Together combines many skills into one. This is a subscription service to help your aging loved ones feel more comfortable and confident about living independently.
Alexa Together creates a connection between you and your loved one on your Echo device. You can set up custom alerts, 24/7 urgent response, remote assistance to help them, and even fall detection.
Enjoy a smarter, better life with Alexa Skills
Alexa skills help us in all aspects of our lives. So use the best of these skills to learn, relax, care and share, solve everyday problems and have fun with your friends and family.
The Best Free Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo Owners
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