Amazon Alexa Skills Selection up 3x in Just 3 Months—Alexa Now Has over 3,000 Skills

New Alexa skills available today include Food Network and GE
Appliances—recently added skills include Twitter Reader, Hyundai
Genesis, Find My Phone, TP-Link Kasa, Patrón, KAYAK, Food Tracker, and
more

Alexa skills coming by the end of this month include Yahoo Sports
Fantasy Football, Bloomberg, and What to Expect; Pregnancy and Baby

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Just over a year ago, Amazon launched the Alexa Skills Kit
(ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), making it simple and free for
developers to build new capabilities for Alexa and integrate Alexa into
their own products. Today, there are tens of thousands of developers
building Alexa skills, and over 3,000 Alexa skills now available to
customers, increasing by 3x since June. Also today, Amazon announced new
skills including Food Network and GE Appliances available now, with
Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football, Bloomberg, and What to Expect When
Expecting all coming by the end of this month.

We’re thrilled to announce that developers have launched over 3,000
skills on Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot,”
said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “When we launched the
Alexa Skills Kit over a year ago, our goal was to enable developers to
build compelling voice experiences for Alexa customers. The response
from both developers and customers has been overwhelmingly positive, and
we’re excited for what’s ahead.”

Here’s a little more about these Alexa skills:

  • Food Network: Starting today, use the Food Network skill to get
    show times, recipes, and more by just asking Alexa. Take advantage of
    all the new recipes at your fingertips by saying Alexa, ask Food
    Network to send me the recipes from the show I’m watching right now.”
  • GE Appliances: Starting today, use the GE Appliances skill,
    “Geneva,” to control your connected kitchen appliances using just your
    voice through Alexa. Just say “Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat the
    oven to 350°.”
  • Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Coming soon, you’ll be able to
    use the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football skill to follow your Fantasy
    Football leagues on Yahoo including rankings, matchups, player points,
    and more—all by using the power of your voice.
  • Bloomberg: Coming by the end of this month, you can get quotes
    for US stocks and the leading international market indices. In
    addition, you can hear the latest business and financial news stories
    from “Bloomberg Market Minute.”
  • What to Expect, Pregnancy & Baby: Coming by the end of this
    month, parents and parents-to-be can get personalized updates for
    every day of pregnancy, including actionable tips, and guidance
    through the first year of their baby’s life, all from just asking
    Alexa.
  • Twitter Reader: Added just last week, customers can use the
    Twitter Reader skill to hear all the latest updates from your Twitter
    timeline, or follow a trending hashtag. Enable this skill today by
    saying, “Alexa, enable the Twitter Reader skill.”
  • Genesis: Added last month, Genesis allows Hyundai Genesis G80
    and G90 customers to control their car via Alexa. For example, G80 and
    G90 customers can say, “Alexa, tell Genesis to lock my car.”
  • Find My Phone: Added last month, the Find My Phone skill from
    TrackR allows Alexa customers to locate a misplaced phone by saying, “Alexa,
    ask TrackR to find my phone
    ”—the phone will ring loudly, even if
    it’s on silent mode.
  • KAYAK: Use the KAYAK skill to plan and track your next trip
    through Alexa, just say “Alexa, ask KAYAK: Where can I fly for
    $300?”
  • TP-LINK Kasa: Use the TP-LINK Kasa skill to easily set up and
    control your lights via Alexa, just say “Alexa, turn on my lights.”
  • Patrón: Use the Patrón skill to find and make tequila cocktails
    using Alexa, just say, Alexa, ask Patrón to find a spicy
    margarita.”
  • Food Tracker by Nutritionix: The Food Tracker skill lets Alexa
    customers get detailed nutrition information for thousands of common
    foods from the Nutritionix database, and help track those foods in a
    personal food log. Just say, Alexa, ask Food Tracker how many
    calories are in a slice of cheese pizza.”

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