Skills are like apps that help you do more with Alexa. Use them to play games like Jeopardy!, listen to your favorite podcast with Anypod, relax with Thunderstorm Sounds, catch up on the news, and more. New skills are being added all the time. Check out top skills in the Alexa app or visit the skill store. Just ask:


“Alexa, help me get started with skills.”

“Alexa, let’s play a game.”

“Alexa, help me relax.”

“Alexa, teach me something.”

Fun & games:

“Alexa, play Harry Potter Quiz.”

“Alexa, open My Pet Rock.”

“Alexa, play Song Quiz.”

Stay informed:

“Alexa, open NPR.”

“Alexa, open CNBC.”

Time to relax:

“Alexa, open Headspace.”

“Alexa, open Rain Sounds.”

Family time:

“Alexa, open Amazon Storytime.”

“Alexa, open Kids Court.”

Create Your Own

Skill Blueprints

With Skill Blueprints, you can customize Alexa responses and create personalized skills in minutes. No coding required—choose from over 30 easy-to-use templates and fill in the blanks to build your own:

  • Fun & Games —family jokes, trivia, compliments, burns, and more.
  • Learning & Knowledge —quizzes, flashcards, and facts.
  • At Home — information for houseguests, babysitters, pet sitters, and more.
  • Storyteller — interactive fairy tale, sci-fi, adventure stories, and more.

Blueprints can be specially customized for you and will only appear on the devices registered to your Amazon account. You can choose to share your skill with other Echo and Alexa-enabled device owners outside of your household. Browse Blueprints.

Just ask:

“Alexa, how can I create my own skills?"