What is a custom Alexa skill?
Amazon’s voice service is called Alexa. Much like your phone has an “app”, your Amazon devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, Echo Show, etc) have skills. Users interact with their Alexa enabled device via skills.
Skills can be “default” – meaning they come pre-enabled on your Alexa device, or they can be “custom“. Custom skills are searchable in the Alexa Skills Store and offer a more robust feature set.
Are custom Alexa skills free for Alexa users?
Yes, custom Alexa skills are free for users to enable and interact with on their Alexa-enabled devices.
How do I enable Rock 94 1/2’s custom Alexa skill?
To enable, you have three options:
Search Amazon.com/skill for the skill name & enable or click HERE
Open the Alexa companion app on your mobile device, search for the skill name & click enable
Say “Alexa, enable Rock Nine Four Five skill“
Once my skill is enabled, how do I use it?
Using a “wake-word”, Alexa begins listening for your commands. The wake word for the Rock 94 1/2 skill is: “Alexa… Open Rock Nine Four Five.”
Skills have sets of features/abilities that you can access simply by asking. Until you are familiar with a skill’s abilities, use Help or Options voice commands to hear what a skill can do. When you know what features are available, ask for your specific course of action.
Or say, “Alexa, ask Rock Nine Four Five…”
- “To listen live”
- “To resume”
- “For options”
When playing audio, you can say:
- Alexa, pause
When playing on-demand content, you can skip to an older show by saying:
- Alexa, next
And navigate to the previous content by saying:
- Alexa, go back
To skip to the next episode of a podcast; Simply say:
- Alexa… Next
Don’t have an Echo or Echo Dot or Show?
- CLICK HERE to learn more and shop Alexa!
Have more questions about how to installing Alexa Skills? Click HERE