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Enable Alexa Skills

Skills are voice-driven capabilities that enhance and personalize your Alexa devices.

You can search for and enable skills in the Alexa app and from the Alexa Skills store on the Amazon website. If you know the exact name of the skill you want, you can say, "Enable (skill name)." Skill availability varies by country.

To enable Alexa skills:

  1. Go to the menu, and select Skills.
  2. When you find a skill you want to use, select it to open the skill detail page.
  3. Select the Enable Skill option, or ask Alexa to open the skill.
Tip: Refer to the skill's detail page for examples of things to say and to learn more.

Note: For information about setting up and using skills for smart home devices, go to Connect Smart Home Devices to Alexa with Smart Home Skills.

Manage Your Skills

You can view and manage your skills from the Alexa app.

  1. Go to the menu and select Skills.
  2. Select Your Skills (at the top of the screen).

Select a skill to open the skill detail page and access available options, including:

  • Disable skill - When you no longer want to use a skill, select the Disable option. Or say, "Disable (skill name)."
  • Manage Permissions - Approve or revoke requested access from the Settings section of the skill detail page.
  • Notifications - Available notifications options show here, and can use the toggle to turn them on or off. To learn more, go to Manage Your Alexa Skill Notifications.

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