What are the best Alexa skills?

  • #1
    MC
    Written on February 25, 2017
    Mildred Collins
    "Ask my buddy is such a great idea for so many people. I think it will be the new life alert. I have already got my mom all set up with ask my buddy and she loves the idea."
  • #2
    WS
    Written on June 30, 2017
    William Stanley
    "Looking for more things Alexa can do on my Echo, I started searching for Alexa skills. I ended up coming across "Deal or No Deal (unofficial)" on Amazon and I love it! This was one of my favorite game shows to watch and now I can play it myself."
  • #3
    SD
    Written on March 22, 2017
    Sean Dean
    "What a wonderful skill for relaxing after a hard day at work. I love using this skill by far one of my favorites."
  • #4
    OH
    Written on June 4, 2017
    Olivia Hawkins
    "This Day in History is a really cool skill for Alexa. You can enable it easily from the Amazon site and you'll be able to ask Alexa about cool events that happened in history. She'll even elaborate on events for you if you want to hear more. It's really awesome!"
  • #5
    CH
    Written on May 12, 2017
    Carolyn Harper
    "When I was bored, I asked Alexa for help. My Alexa skills help me know that she can help, and she did."
  • #6
    CT
    Written on May 7, 2017
    Carolyn Turner
    "If you're looking for new skills to add for Alexa, this is a really unique one. If you love TED Talks, you'll love this new skill for Alexa. She will play you the latest TED talk or help you search for talks by topic."
  • #7
    MP
    Written on June 7, 2017
    Madison Price
    "I think the problem I would have here is boredom. This solution would make use of my already existing Alexa system to send me on an adventure. I like that it has a set of choose your own adventure stories that I can use. This is a good solution to the problem (although no problem is explicitely stated above)."
  • #8
    BH
    Written on February 22, 2017
    Bryan Hicks
    "This is a decent solution to a different problem. It is true that Alexa could use more useful skills, and this one does sound like it could help fill that gap in a bit, but it seems more like it is a solution for the problem of learning how to make drinks."
  • #9
    CH
    Written on July 9, 2017
    Craig Harris
    "This was a fantastic solution. The setup was easy, and my Sony Android TV integrated well with my Alexa. I have two Android TVs, so I gave each a name in the TV's setup, and now I can control them both with Alexa. Very cool."
  • #10
    HS
    Written on July 5, 2017
    Henry Sanders
    "This game was so interesting for me; it kept me fascinated by the intuitive game-play and the storyline. It definitely was one of my top 5 choices in the action category."
  • #11
    MB
    Written on February 25, 2017
    Marilyn Brewer
    "If you particularly enjoy getting your horoscope from your live-in AI, I suppose this is the best way to do it. The extension allows you to simply ask Alexa for your daily horoscope, and while I don't see the point in it, I didn't have any technical glitches or difficulties."
  • #12
    NS
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Nancy Stevens
    "I had some fun playing this game with Alexa, but also some frustration. It's just like the Jeopardy game on TV, which is great. But, Alexa sometimes tells me my answer is wrong when it is actually correct. It's also hard to understand Alexa sometimes."
  • #13
    AC
    Written on May 14, 2017
    Adam Cruz
    "Nice game to test your knowledge about the world. Could probably be used as an educational tool for children."
  • #14
    PP
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Philip Pierce
    "Fun game, challenging because Alexa is really good at it. Great way to pass the time"
  • #15
    HS
    Written on July 16, 2017
    Hannah Schultz
    "The first thing I did when I got my Alexa was find all the fun things that she could do. Having a home assistant gives a lot of practical help, but it's also something to show off to house guests. Memory Match is a free skill Alexa can learn that is a game people can play with her. It's super fun! I show it off to people all the time. It's a bit of an odd game to play, since memory usually requires physical cards."
  • #16
    BG
    Written on February 26, 2017
    Bryan Greene
    "This is a fascinating thing Alexa can do. The only issue is, it doesn't lend itself well to the platform. I tried to play this, and it's just hard..you have to keep track of so much information. Not the best of things it can do."
  • #17
    AT
    Written on February 16, 2017
    Austin Thompson
    "This is a fascinating game that Alexa can do. I think she does a lot more useful things to be honest, but I was looking for a neat little thing to do with the kids one night. It's a challenging game, that even the biggest movie buffs are probably going to struggle with."
  • #18
    SC
    Written on May 27, 2017
    Samuel Carroll
    "The Wayne Investigation has allowed me to get more out of my Alexa in a fun and refreshing way compared to other apps. I've had tons of fun with this turn based game and have spent hours on end with cousins, nieces, and nephews as we overtook Gotham!"
  • #19
    SH
    Written on February 4, 2017
    Samuel Hill
    "This seems like a simple vocal game to liven things up whilst doing boring and repetitive tasks. (my life is so exciting!) I think I confused Alexa in our last round, as she quit responding, but I am sure she will catch on and realize my superiority eventually."

Summary

Best Alexa skills
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Ask My Buddy Other 193 Free
2 Deal or No Deal (unofficial) Other 165 Free
3 Sleep Sounds: Heavy Rain Other 135 Free
4 This Day in History Other 118 Free
5 I'm bored Other 113 Free
6 TED Talk - Alexa Skill Other 96 Free
7 The Magic Door Other 80 Free
8 The Bartender Other 62 Free
9 Sony's Android TV Other 46 Free
10 Yes Sire Other 19 Free