What are and what are the best Amazon Alexa skills? - Definitive guide

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What are Amazon Alexa Skills?

In short, the Alexa skill are additional functions that have been developed by other users and that we can install without problems from the Skills Store that you can find in the Amazon Alexa app. To make this concept clearer, you can see Alexa Skills as an app you usually install on your mobile device from the store.

Once you have installed the Alexa Skills via the official app, then all the assistants you have synced with your mobile devices will be able to use them. Thanks to these new features, you will have the ability to install games, news channels from web pages, recipe pages for learning to cook or even Skills for learning another language.

The best Amazon Alexa skills you can install

Next we will tell you which are the best Amazon Alexa skills available in his official app. Before reading them, we recommend that you also learn how Alexa commands work to make them easier to use. We invite you to simply read the description of each one so that you can download the ones that catch your attention. Read on!

Direct to the palate

Without a doubt, this skill is ideal for everyone those who love to cook, regardless of whether they are experienced or novice. Here you can find different culinary ways to surprise your loved ones. Every day this page takes care of showing us new recipes to be able to cook safely at home.

Plus, you'll be able to follow each step of the recipes without having to take your eyes off the kitchen, as Alexa will take care of reading the preparation of each dish. If you wish, imagine everything you could do by turning your Android into a Smart Home with Alexa so that your whole house is in tune with you.

English with Oxford

If you want to learn or improve your English, don't hesitate to download this new and very useful skill. Just spend a few minutes a day for broaden your vocabulary and learn useful expressions.

This skill has a large number of everyday topic conversations between people who speak native English (British and American), so you will only have to listen carefully to improve your pronunciation. Simply to get started you will need to select your level of English, as this way you can learn at your own pace.

In fact, at the end of each reading you will be able to answer 3 questions to see how much you have understood and in this way you will be able to see how you are progressing in learning.


If you are one of those people who do yoga and have a lot of fun meditating, then this Skill is perfect for you. In this case we can choose between a quick meditation, meditation to rest and there is also the possibility of listening to relaxing sounds, ideal for all those who suffer from insomnia.

Thanks to Bamboo you will be able to experience the benefits of meditation, among which we can mention the reduction of stress and anxiety, an improvement in concentration and it also helps a lot to manage our social interactions during the day, as it transforms us into more complete people.


This fun game will allow us to have fun during our free time. Basically you will have to think about a famous person (it can be real or fictional) and the goal is for our assistant to guess who we are thinking about. To do this, Alexa will start asking us questions until she can find the character we originally thought of.

Without a doubt, it is a very interesting game since Akinator uses very sophisticated software that allows you to guess the characters in minutes.

Newscast in 4 minutes

For all those who want to know the most important news of the day, then this skill will be perfect for them. In this way we will be able to listen to a summary with the news while we prepare our breakfast, without having to search for them by ourselves through the PC or mobile phone.

In fact, we have to point out that if you have the Echo Show to ask Alexa questions, you will be in degree of look at the news headlines on your screen comfortably.

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