Learn What You Can Build

Alexa Skills Kit


What Will You Build with Alexa?

From imaginative games to skills that simply everyday tasks, you can enable countless voice-first experiences with Alexa. Learn what you can build with the Alexa Skills Kit, then give your vision a voice. You can make money by creating engaging skills that customers love with in-skill purchasing and Alexa Developer Rewards. You can also apply to earn Alexa developer 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

 Guides

Download an Alexa Skill Builder’s Guide to learn how to build engaging skills customers love. Learn more

 Alexa Developer Blog

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

 Tutorials

Learn to build your first skill or an advanced skill using our tutorials and template skills. Learn more

 Alexa Events

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

 Dev Tips Skill for Alexa

Learn to build for Alexa with Alexa. Enable the Dev Tips skill for tips on building skills. 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

How Designing for Voice Differs from Designing for the Screen

Learn the subtle but potent ways voice UI needs differ from mobile and the web.

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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

Kid Skills

Build voice experiences for the next generation. Whether you want to entertain kids or teach kids, you can build skills that engage young minds. Design an open-ended experience that invites exploration and unleashes creativity. 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

Echo Show, Echo Spot Skills

Optimize your voice experience for the display and video interfaces on Echo Show and Echo Spot. 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.


 

Tom Hewitson, labworks.io
When Tom began tinkering with ASK, he never imagined his skills would make enough money for him to build a 6-person voice studio in just 6 months.

Gal Shenar, Stoked Skills

With more than 30 published skills and a 4.4-star rating in the Alexa Skills Store, Gal has “cracked the code” for building highly engaging skills.

David Markey

David built the Word of the Day Quiz skill in a single day. Within a month of launching the skill, he earned almost $1,500 in Alexa Developer Rewards.

Oscar Merry, Opearlo

Oscar Merry says Alexa Developer Rewards have helped them perfect some of the “secret sauce” necessary to build profitable Alexa skills.