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Are you looking for amazing Alexa skills to get the best out of your Amazon Echo Speaker? If yes, you have landed at the right place.
Alexa skills are voice-activated applications that can offer you pretty much anything you can imagine. An Alexa Skills Development Company works intensively on creating more fantastic Alexa skills for the users.
So, without any further ado, let’s have a look at some of the amazing Alexa skills you need to try right now.
Try saying, “Hey Alexa, open Burglar Deterrent.”
Have you watched the movie Home Alone and thought, “If I could also leave my house looking like it is occupied?” If yes, then your dream just came true. Alexa’s Burglar Deterrent skill is just made for you.
The Burglar Deterrent will play relevant sounds to mimic the presence of people doing everyday chores and activities if any ne’er-do-wells are listening at your keyhole in your absence.
Cell Phone Finder
Try saying, “Hey Alexa, start Cell Phone Finder.”
All of us go through this common situation most of the time – losing cell phones at the most inopportune time. Don’t worry; the Cell Phone Finder skill is at your rescue. You just have to do a little bit of setup to use this skill, and then you will be good to go.
Once the skill is active, just ask Alexa to find your hidden phone ringing.
The best part about this skill is that it works even when your phone is put on silent mode or even on DND.
Make a donation
Try saying, “Alexa, make a donation.”
Did you know that you can use your Alexa for sending donations to a charity or an NGO? Just say, Alexa, donate $20 to the XYZ.’
Or, if you say, “Alexa, make a donation,’ without naming the organization, you will be asked to choose an organization and the amount you wish to donate.
Can read you a short bedtime story
Try saying, “Alexa, open bedtime stories and list them.”
Well, this skill is probably a boon for the parents who are bored with reading the same bedtime stories over and over. Even if you don’t like a machine reading stories to your kids, but your kids are going to love it.
What else? You can also tailor the app to include your child’s name in the story to develop more interest. All these stories clock in at under a minute. Perhaps, Alexa’s monotone voice is no substitute for yours but can use it if you need a night’s off.
Try saying, “Hey Alexa, ask the bartender.”
The Bartender skill can come at your rescue when you need help with the recipes for a lot of cocktails. It will help you with step-by-step instructions while you are preparing your cocktail.
You can also activate the skill by saying, “Alexa, ask the bartender what’s in a Moscow Mule?” If you need the recipe for a specific cocktail, you can directly use the name of the cocktail, such as Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan, Screwdriver, etc.
Several other commands can be used to activate this skill, such as:
- “Alexa, ask the bartender to surprise me.”
- “Alexa, ask the bartender for a cocktail with orange juice.”
Try saying, “Alexa, enable the dog.”
This amazing skill will help you keep track of the time when you last fed your dog. It will also remind you if it has been more than six hours since you last fed your pet.
Other commands that can be used to activate this skill are:
- “Alexa, ask the dog if I fed him.”
- “Alexa, ask the pet about food.”
- “Alexa, ask the pet if it is hungry.”
Impressive, isn’t it?
Try saying, “Alexa, open AnyPod.”
Your Amazon Echo device can get you any podcast which you can subscribe to using either Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or any other similar tool using Alexa’s AnyPod skill.
Wait, there is more in this! While listening to podcasts, you can use commands like:
“Alexa, fast forward the AnyPod by 2 minutes.”
In case the podcast you are looking for is not present on the platform, you have the option to add the RSS link. All you need to do is go to the skill setting present in the Alexa app and add the RSS link. This will help you in listening to your favorite podcasts on your Amazon Echo speaker.
Try saying, “Alexa, start deep breathing.”
If you find work-out too exerting, you can go to Alexa’s breathe skill. Alexa’s breathe coach. It will help you with a 5-minute breathing exercise for calming your mental state and help you relax.
Apart from the command mentioned above, you can also try the following commands to activate the Breathe skill:
- “Alexa, ask deep breathing for the breathing exercise.”
- “Alexa, ask deep breathing to breathe with me.”
If you are facing trouble linking your Alexa Account, you can read here to know the complete linking process.
To sum up
Since there are so many amazing Alexa skills that you can use for your Amazon Echo devices, it might be challenging to know where to start. However, the Alexa skills mentioned above will give a brief overview of what your Amazon echo can truly do.
While these skills are designed to be useful, you can also use your Alexa to get a good laugh by asking some hilarious questions.
James Grills is currently associated with Cumulations Technologies, a flutter app development company. He is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT App Development.