Alexa Skills

Personalise your Alexa experience.

Alexa Skills

Skills offer additional ways to do more with your device

Skills are like apps for Alexa. They help you access the information, entertainment or experience you want with a simple voice request. Enable the skills of your choice — from footy and travel updates to games and relaxation — to build a bespoke experience. Why not give the skills below a go and then head on over to the Skills Store to discover even more ways to get the most out of your device.

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Sport

Don‘t miss a minute of the action with live sports, scores, and punditry on Alexa. Wherever there’s sport, there’s SEN and Fox Sports skills, bringing you big name commentary from the race track to the cricket field. And footy fans, Alexa has got a treat for you: listen live to NRLand AFL games, get the latest news and results and find out who’s leading the ladder via the footy codes’ official skills.

“Alexa, play the footy"
“Alexa, start Whateley
“Alexa, open Fox Sports News
"Alexa, launch NRL"
"Alexa, launch AFL"
"Alexa, play news from Fox Sports news"
"Alexa, open SEN"

Sleep & Relaxation

Alexa has skills to help you take some time out and switch off. Get some z’s with the Sweet Dreams skill, say “om” with the Headspace skill or drift away with the relaxing flute skill. However you like to unwind, Alexa has the ‘skills’.

“Alexa, help me meditate
“Alexa, help me sleep
“Alexa, open Night Night"
“Alexa open Ocean Sounds
“Alexa, play relaxing flute”
“Alexa, open Sweet Dreams
“Alexa, tell Headspace I'm ready to meditate”

Skill Blueprints

Take tailoring your Alexa experience to the next level with Skill Blueprints. With Blueprints you can create your own personal skill, giving you the chance to write questions and answers for Alexa. Why not have a go at writing (bad) Dad jokes, penning your Mum a voice message or slamming your footy team with sledges.

Remember: before you can get started with the example utterances below, you’ll need to get setup using the Skills Blueprint page.

“Alexa, open my Dad jokes
“Alexa, open my Mum’s story
“Alexa, open my Sledges
“Alexa, open My Birthday Trivia
“Alexa, open Valentine’s Greetings
“Alexa, open My Flatmate
“Alexa, give me some advice

Games & Quizzes

Show Alexa you’ve got game by getting into adventure challenges, quizzes and baffling brain teasers. Alexa has plenty of skills to play, so go on, give ‘em a go.

GAMES

"Alexa, let's play a game"
“Alexa, read my mind”
“Alexa open Pirate Island
“Alexa, open Would You Rather?
“Alexa, open Dad Jokes
“Alexa, open Yes Sire
"Alexa, play Bomb Squad"

QUIZZES

“Alexa, open Awesome 80s
“Alexa, open Trivia Battle
“Alexa, open Voice of the Day
“Alexa, open Smarty Pants Minute
“Alexa, play Roald Dahl Trivia!
“Alexa, open Music Quiz
"Alexa, what's the Word of the Day?

Kids

Alexa has kid-directed games, stories and experiences. Enter an enchanted land with Hansel and Gretel, have a chuckle with Kids’ Jokes, or Choose Your Own Adventure.

Please note: before kids can get started with these skills, an adult is required to enable skills for kids in the Alexa app. To do this, open the app, go to More > Settings > Account Settings > Kid Skills and press the Allow Kid Skills toggle.

“Alexa, open Blue's Clues
“Alexa, open Animal Workout
“Alexa, open Hansel and Gretel
“Alexa, open Bedtime Explorers
“Alexa, open Kids Jokes
“Alexa, start Kids Karaoke
“Alexa, open Stolen Stars of Matariki
“Alexa, start SpongeBob Challenge

Novelty noises... and knowledge

You’d be barking mad not to try these skills. Go wild with the Animal Noises skill or find out how many sleeps it is until your next birthday.

“Alexa, meow meow
“Alexa, talk to Pikachu
"Alexa, bark like a dog"
“Alexa, open Animal Noises
“Alexa, open How Many Sleeps

Household Organisation

Alexa is something of a hit around the house. Create domestic bliss with skills covering everything from bin reminders and burglar deterrents to knowing your bank balance.

“Alexa, open Bin Reminder
"Alexa, ask Westpac what's my account balance?"
“Alexa, open School Holidays and set state”
"Alexa, open AGL"
“Alexa, ask Energy Australia when is my bill due”
“Alexa, tell Burglar Deterrent to sound like the living room”

Cooking & Food

Alexa skills can help you cook up a feast, take it easy with takeaway or even shake things up with a homemade cocktail. Whatever your taste, Alexa will serve up the right skill.

"Alexa, ask Taste for the recipe of the day?“
“Alexa, ask Domino's to place an order”
“Alexa, open The Fork
“Alexa, launch Cocktail King
“Alexa, ask Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes to show me dinner recipes”

Education & Learning

Building your brain doesn’t have to be a bore. Alexa has skills that will get your brain in gear but won’t have your grey matter groaning.

“Alexa, open Times Tables Streak
"Alexa, start Scale Helper"
Alexa, play Train My Brain
"Alexa, open Deadly Questions"
“Alexa, ask TED Talks to play the latest talk”
"Alexa, ask Huggies to play Active Time"

*This is a kid-directed skill. An adult is required to enable skills for kids in the Alexa app.

Transport & Travel

Whether you’re off on a weekend away, commuting or checking in, Alexa can help with your travel plans.

“Alexa, open GoGet
"Alexa, book an Uber"
“Alexa, ask Virgin Australia to check me in”
“Alexa, ask Next There when is the next train to the city?”
“Alexa, ask Qantas for my account summary”

Workout

Ready to feel the burn? With skills to help you train, hitting your fitness goals will be that bit easier. Test your mettle with core and cardio workouts, boxing and stretching exercises.

“Alexa, start the Body Coach
“Alexa, give me a workout
“Alexa, open five minute fat burning workout
“Alexa, start seven minute workout

Screen Devices

Make the skills experience even more interactive by using skills on an Echo Show device. Turn the screen into a crackling fireplace, get the latest news with Seven Sunrise, or laugh along with comedy on ABC iview.

“Alexa, show me skills”
“Alexa, open log fire
“Alexa, open Fish Tank
“Alexa, open Seven Sunrise"
“Alexa, ask Fox Sports for the live stream”
“Alexa, open ABC iview
“Alexa, open 7 News

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