Index of Skill Types
The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) categorizes skills into types based on their capabilities or features. The following table lists the available skill types alphabetically. Follow the link to each skill type for full details.
For skills with a pre-built voice model, users interact with Alexa by using a set of pre-defined utterances. For skills with a custom voice model, you define the utterances that you want users to say to Alexa.
|Skill Type||Voice Model||Description||Common APIs and Other Reference|
|Automotive||Custom||Build skills adapted to the automotive environment.||—|
|Baby activity||Pre-built||Build baby activity skills for your health and wellness apps and devices.||Health.Sleep, Health.Weight|
|Conferencing||Pre-built||Build skills that give customers voice access to their business calendars and meetings.||Calendar, MeetingClientController|
|Cooking||Pre-built||Build skills for cooking appliances.||Cooking.TimeController|
|Custom||Custom||Build a skill with a custom voice interaction model.||Requests and Responses, Request Types|
|Echo button||Custom||Build skills that use Echo Buttons to display lights and capture input from users quickly, such as games, puzzles, and so on.||GameEngine, GadgetController|
|Flash briefing||Pre-built||Build a flash briefing skill to provide Alexa customers with news headlines and other short content.||—|
|List||Custom||Build skills that read and update a user's Alexa lists.||—|
|Meetings||Pre-built||Build a skill to search for and reserve meeting rooms.||Reservation.Room|
|Music||Pre-built||Build skills that control audio content streamed through Alexa-enabled devices.||
|Smart home||Pre-built||Build skills that enable users to voice-control their smart home devices.||LockController, PowerController, ThermostatController|
|Video||Pre-built||Build skills that enable users to control video devices and consume video content.||KeypadController, VideoRecorder|