Below is a list of five Alexa skills worth trying that have been selected from trending, customer favorites, and top-enabled skills in the Alexa Skills Marketplace.
To enable any of these skills you can search for them in your Alexa app or just click the links below that bring you directly to the skill’s unique page in the Alexa Skills Marketplace.
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For the “Talk nerdy to me” crowd, this skill spits out lines like “Is your name WiFi? Cause I’m feeling a connection,” or “Tonight this Han doesn’t want to fly solo.” It’s mostly cornball stuff, but that applies to most pickup lines.
Until this week, WebMD was only available on Google Assistant. The new WebMD Alexa skill can tell you about diseases, health conditions, and the side effects of drugs. It will also tell you about symptoms and treatments for specific ailments.
You can say things like “Can you tell me about vertigo?” or “What are the side effects of aspirin?” The WebMD skill may offer to send more information about the answer to your Alexa app.
The skill starts this game by saying a word, and then players have to pick a word that begins with the last letter of that word. The more letters you have in your response, the more points you get. More than one person can play at once.
That may not sound like much, but take a look at the rest of the Alexa Skills Marketplace: You’re going to have a hard time finding another skill that attracts nearly 900 users who care enough to write a review.
This skill can play a series of recognizable sounds, like rain or thunderstorms or ocean waves, but it can also play less identifiable soundscapes, including a beautiful dream, a “brown noise,” and a Swiss massage.
This trending skill offers sounds of the avian variety.