Today’s guest post comes from the Alexa Skills Marketing Team.
This year, developers have created thousands of skills for Alexa, expanding Alexa’s capabilities and offering consumers novel new voice experiences. As the year draws to a close, we're pleased to share the top customer picks for Alexa skills this year. From home automation to bringing zen into your life, here's a list of the most popular, innovative, and entertaining skills that customers enabled in 2016.
Control a wide range of connected devices with smart home skills. Set the temperature in your living room with SmartThings skill or adjust the lighting with Wink skill. See all customer picks >
Lifestyle & Fitness
Start your day right with exercise and intention. The Focus Word skill provides an inspirational word or phrase and 7-Minute Workout skill lets you get in your exercise quickly and efficiently. See all customer picks >
Music, Movies & TV
Relax at night while listening to Rain and Ocean sounds or catch up on your favorite series, like you can with The Voice skill. See all customer picks >
Education & Reference
Learn more and gain knowledge in new areas of interest with the help of these Alexa skills. Expand your vocabulary with Daily Buzzword skill or learn all about canines with Dog Facts skill. See all customer picks >
Food & Drink
Planning dinner is a lot easier with the help of the Campbell’s Kitchen skill. Don’t forget the cocktail with the help from The Bartender skill. See all customer picks >
Start your day with the latest news across all industries. Get the latest in tech with Daily Tech Headlines and get market updates with Motley Fool Stock Watch . See all customer picks >
Games, Trivia & Accessories
Entertain yourself or others with these Alexa skills. The Jeopardy! skill tests your trivia knowledge with daily clues or simply enjoy interactive audio stories with the Earplay skill. See all customer picks >
Noteworthy & Fun
Don’t miss out on the fun with these Alexa skills. Catch a ride in minutes with the Lyft skill and get hyper-local weather forecasts with the Big Sky skill. See all customer picks >
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