What are the best Alexa skills?

  • #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
    JG
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Jerry Gray
    "I am always looking for ways to optimize Alexa and found this fun little app which helps Alexa assist me with my Bartending. It is pretty decent overall as it helps with the mixtures and recipes on the fly but it feels a bit lacking overall. It's primary purpose is to get a good laugh out of friends to have Alexa tell you how to make adult beverages."
  • #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
    DH
    Written on October 2, 2017
    Deborah Hayes
    "This game is pretty funny and amusing. You can play by yourself and it will probably make you laugh, because some of the options are just absurd. It really is a great way to kill time, or possibly waste time. But either way it's fun and entertaining and you can do it together with friends too if you want. I'd recommend it as a fun way to amuse yourself."
  • #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
    r
    Written on November 14, 2017
    rokasmail2
    "It's pretty cool how it tells you what happened on this day in the past and facts that are not just related to history."
  • #13
    DR
    Written on October 2, 2017
    Doris Ramos
    "Mystery games is game that I can say that I love a lot. I love the idea of "thinking" because it is a challenge. I love challenges. However, with Alexa being added as an addition to the mystery game may make it better and definitely more fun. I would continue to ask Alexa for help solving the mystery."
  • #14
    LP
    Written on September 22, 2017
    Larry Perry
    "Very fun game for my Alexa. The wife and I play it all the time, especially after hard days at work. Open a bottle of wine, play some True or False, and go to bed happy!"
  • #15
    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."
  • #16
    DH
    Written on October 2, 2017
    Dorothy Howard
    "When you're bored and have nothing better to do, why not test yourself on geography? That's what I think anyways. I was put in my place in short order though, because the questions seem to be a bit difficult, but it has been years since I did anything geography related. It's good though, because I need some brain boosting stuff."
  • #17
    PP
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Philip Pierce
    "Fun game, challenging because Alexa is really good at it. Great way to pass the time"
  • #18
    EC
    Written on September 27, 2017
    Ethan Carlson
    "The Amazon Echo has proven to be an extremely useful personal home assistant. By enabling Alexa's night light option, you can tell the device to emit a soft subdued glow perfect for lighting your way at night without turning on the lights in the house. It works by voice command."
  • #19
    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."
  • #20
    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."
  • #21
    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."
  • #22
    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."
  • #23
    JH
    Written on October 30, 2017
    Javon Hart
    "I just enabled this skill for my Echo Dot and I find it informative and easy to use. It's like a wiki or encyclopedia for all things related to cannabis. I'm actually not very knowledgeable about the subject and in just minutes I've gotten a much broader education and knowledge. I recommend this Alexa Skill to others no matter what your stance on or level of knowledge about cannabis is."

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Summary

Best Alexa skills
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Ask My Buddy Other 445 Free
2 Deal or No Deal (unofficial) Other 405 Free
3 Sleep Sounds: Heavy Rain Other 390 Free
4 This Day in History Other 375 Free
5 I'm bored Other 357 Free
6 TED Talk - Alexa Skill Other 331 Free
7 The Magic Door Other 312 Free
8 The Bartender Other 283 Free
9 Sony's Android TV Other 278 Free
10 Yes Sire Other 252 Free