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How to Add a Skill to Alexa

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

This knowledge how teaches you how to add Alexa skills to an Amazon Echo device using voice commands, the Alexa app, or the Amazon.com website. Alexa skills are like voice apps that add more features to Alexa’s voice commands. Whenever you add a skill, it will be available on all of your Alexa devices, not just the one you enabled it on.

 

Methode 1: Using Voice Commands

 

1. Say “Alexa”. Say the wake command to wake Alexa and she will begin listening for your next command.

 

2. Say “Enable” and the name of the skill you want to add. For example, if you wanted to add the Himalaya Sounds skill, you would say “Alexa, enable Himalaya Sounds skill.”

 

3. Ask Alexa to recommend skills. You can say, “Alexa, recommend me some skills,” to get some ideas of popular skills. You can even ask Alexa for recommendations on skills from a specific category in the skill store, like games, news, smart home, etc.

 

Methode 2: Using the Alexa App

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

1. Open the Alexa App. It’s the light-blue app with the white outline of a speech bubble.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

2. Tap ☰. It’s in the top-left corner. This opens a pop-out menu on the left side of the screen.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

3. Tap Skills. It’s near the bottom of the menu in the third section of options.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

4. Find a skill in the store. Look through different categories of skills by tapping “Categories” near the top of the screen or search for a particular skill by using the search bar, also near the top.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

5. Tap on the skill you want to add. Tap on the skill you want to add to see more information about the skill.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

6. Tap ENABLE. It’s the large blue button at the top of the page, just under the skill’s rating. This enables the skill on all of your Alexa devices.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

7. Manage your Alexa skills. You can disable or alter the settings of all the currently installed Alexa skills. To manage your Alexa skills:

  • Tap .
  • Tap Skills.
  • Tap Your Skills.

 

Methode 3: Using the Amazon Website

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

1. Go to https://www.amazon.com in a web browser. In your preferred web browser, go to Amazon’s full desktop website where you can manage your Alexa’s skills.

  • Log in with the email and password associated with the same Amazon account you used to set up your Alexa device.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

2. Hover the mouse over Departments ⏷. It’s near the top-left corner of the page just under the Amazon logo. This will open a drop-down menu with additional options.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

3. Scroll down and click Echo & Alexa. It’s the fourth option from the top of the drop-down menu. This will expand the drop-down menu on the right.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

4. Click on Alexa Skills. It’s in the far-right column of the drop-down menu under the “Content & Resources” heading.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

5.  Find a skill you want to add. You can search for a particular skill in the search bar or click one of the categories on the left-hand side of the page.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

6. Click on the skill you want to add. Click on the icon or title of the skill you want to add to see more information about the skill.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

7. Click Enable. It’s the yellow button on the right side of the page. This enables the skill on all of your Alexa devices.

 

Knowledgehow (How to Add a Skill to Alexa)

8. Manage your Alexa skills. Click Your Skills to manage all of the skills that are currently installed. It’s near the middle of the page underneath the blue banner. You can disable skills or alter any available settings.

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