If you’re like most people, you probably think of Amazon’s Alexa as that voice assistant that lives inside the company’s Echo smart speaker. While that is certainly one of the things that she can do, it turns out that there is a whole lot more to Alexa than meets the eye. In fact, there are more than 15,000 different “skills” that you can enable her to do.
What are skills? They’re basically like apps for your Alexa-enabled device. And just like the app store on your phone, there is a wide variety of both productivity-enhancing and just plain fun skills available. We’ve put together a list of 30 of the best Alexa skills to help you get the most out of your device.
1. Evernote: This one is a must-have for anyone who relies on Evernote for work or school. With this skill enabled, you can dictate notes to Alexa and they will automatically be saved in your Evernote account.
2. Todoist: This skill allows you to add items to your Todoist lists just by speaking to Alexa. It’s a great way to stay organized and on top of your tasks.
3. Any.do Another great task management skill, Any.do allows you to add, remove, and complete tasks from your Any.do lists using just your voice.
4. Remember The Milk: This skill is similar to the ones above but it works with the Remember The Milk task management service.
As we head into 2021, it’s clear that voice assistants are here to stay. In fact, they’re only going to become more prevalent in our lives, with estimates suggesting that there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023.
That means now is the perfect time to start thinking about which Alexa skills you want to make use of. After all, there are now over 100,000 different skills available for Alexa-enabled devices, and that number is only going to continue to grow.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 30 of the best Alexa skills that we think will be worth your while in 2021 and beyond. So whether you’re looking for a new way to stay entertained, stay organized, or just want to add a little fun into your life, be sure to check out these Alexa skills.
1. Amazon Music
4. TuneIn Radio
7. Amazon Photos
11. The Washington Post
12. NPR One
13. TED Talks
14. Bloomberg QuickTake News
15. CNBC Global Business Day
16. CNET News
17. ESPN Radio
18. Fox Sports
How to connect airpods to alexa
1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap the Devices icon at the bottom of the screen.
3. Tap the + icon in the top right corner of the screen.
4. Tap Add Device.
5. Tap Audio & Video and then tap AirPods.
6. Select your AirPods from the list of devices and then tap Done.
Your AirPods should now be connected to your Alexa device and you’ll be able to use them to listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more. If you have any problems connecting your AirPods, be sure to check out our guide on how to connect Bluetooth devices to Alexa.