Test Your Skill

The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) includes tools to help you test and debug your skill. The types of testing that you do depends on the voice interaction model for your skill type.

Use the following guides to help you learn how to test and debug an Alexa skill:

Before you publish your skill, you can beta test the skill with a small group of friendly users.

Test for the voice interaction model

The following table shows the most widely used test tools for the pre-built and custom voice interaction models.

Tool Pre-built Custom
Alexa simulator in the developer console
ASK CLI test tools
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) evaluation tool
Natural Language Understanding (NLU) evaluation tool
Skill Testing using Skill Management API for automated testing
Smart Home debugger
Smart Home test tools for automated testing
Utterance profiler
Visual Studio Code Alexa simulator

Additional resources

Use the following additional resources to help you learn how to test an Alexa skill.

Concepts and procedures

Blog posts

Videos