What Is an Alexa Skill?

Your Amazon smart speaker offers a wide range of resources such as games, news and information, technology services, entertainment and much more. To connect your device to these offerings you must connect using a skill. Think of a skill as a piece of software or app that connects you to the resources you desire.  These skills allow you to ask Alexa to turn on the lights in your home or to turn down the heat. It makes your home smarter. You can check the weather, a sports score or play music. News and information is at your fingertips. You simply need to initiate the skill you require, and you are ready to run with your Amazon Alexa smart speaker.

As I might’ve made clear to you, this is new to me; I’m just learning how to use my Alexa device. But we have to start someplace and as I go along I will share what I use mine for most of all. At this point in time, I have one in my kitchen and one in my office. I’ve been using the one in my kitchen as a radio for the most part and have barely been using the one in my office.


That will change. For now, let’s have some fun with this and see what we can do to take us into this new age. Thank you.