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Alexa Skills Kit

What Will You Build with Alexa?

From interactive games to smart-home integrations and even drone control, you can enable countless voice-first experiences with Alexa. With the Alexa Skills Kit, anyone can design and build for voice, no coding knowledge required. Learn what you can build with Alexa, then start building your vision. Once you publish your skill, you can apply to earn free Alexa perks.

Get to Know the Alexa Skills Kit

Explore our resources and learn how you can start building for voice with the Alexa Skills Kit.

 Webinars

Check out our on-demand offerings and sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn to build for voice. Learn more

 Training Courses

Learn to build Alexa skills with these training courses by third-party education organizations. Learn more

 Alexa Events

Join us at an upcoming Alexa event near you to learn how to build compelling voice experiences. Learn more

 Alexa Developer Blog

Visit our blog for the latest announcements, developer spotlights, and skill-building tips. Learn more

 Alexa Dev Chat Podcast

Tune in to hear Chief Alexa Evangelist David Isbitski discuss all things Alexa with rotating guests. Learn more

 Agencies and Tools

Find an experienced team to help you bring your Alexa skill to life using tried-and-true tools. Learn more

Learn What You Can Build with Alexa

With the Alexa Skills Kit, you can voice-enable smart home devices, deliver fresh content, enable hands-free cab-hailing, and much more. Start reimagining your customer experience with Alexa.


Smart Home Skills

Teach Alexa how to control smart lights, thermostats, smart cameras, and entertainment devices. Build hands-free experiences that integrate seamlessly into your customers’ routine. Learn more

Games and Trivia Skills

Twenty percent of our top skills are games like Jeopardy and The Magic Door. Build the next crowd favorite, be it a trivia skill, an interactive adventure game, or even a whole new VR world. Learn more

Flash Briefing Skills

Deliver fresh content to your customers via pre-recorded audio clips or text-to-speech (TTS) updates. Share the latest news headlines, weather updates, and more whenever customers ask. Learn more

Custom Skills

Add voice to your big idea or existing service. Build a custom interaction model and enable customers to call an Uber, order pizza, look up information, and more—all hands-free with voice. Learn more

Video Skills

Enable customers to easily find and consume video content without invoking a specific skill. With video skills, customers can simply say, “Alexa, play Manchester by the Sea” without specifying a provider or device. Learn more

Skills for Echo Show

Optimize your voice experience for the display and video interfaces on Echo Show. You can enable enhanced visual capabilities including video streaming or allow customers to view their smart home cameras. Learn more

Skills for the Workplace

Build skills that help your customers get more done at work. Start building using Alexa for Business APIs that extends Alexa for use in organizations. Learn more

Learn to Build Skills with Codecademy

Start with the online interactive courses for beginners, and move on to the advanced. Start learning »

See What Others Have Built with Alexa

Get inspired by these innovations, then start daydreaming about your own creation.

Jeopardy! J6 for the fans at home

Fans of America's favorite game show can now play along at home. Complete with a greeting by Alex Trebek, J!6 serves up six new clues every day.

Allrecipes: A cooking companion

The Allrecipes skill helps home cooks find and follow recipes, hands-free. On Echo Show, the experience also includes helpful visual aids.

Bethesda: A truly smart home

In this house, Alexa controls all the smart appliances including the TV, the lights, the ceiling fan, the thermostat, and even the window shades.

Arlo camera control with Echo Show

With Echo Show, Arlo customers can simply ask to see a live feed of any of their smart security cameras—no phone or app required.

Smart Cap for the visually-impaired

This skill entails a camera-equipped cap and Alexa. It enables anyone to simply put on the cap and say, "Alexa, ask Smart Cap what is in front of me.

The Magic Door to another world

Andy and Laura Huntwork started with an idea: "What would you ask Alexa to open that’s exciting, even magical?" Enter: The Magic Door.