In a bid to make Amazon’s smart assistant smarter than ever, the company announced that Alexa’s skills will now will available for users to buy on Amazon.com.
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Artificial Intelligence is the future and what’s a future without development. While most of the smart assistants today are versatile, they don’t actually hold is any specific skills that users might need more than others. Amazon is trying to change this now, however. On the same day that Google launched Google Home, the web service announced that its smart assistant, Alexa’s skills will now be available for consumers to buy and use on Amazon.com.
Alexa is currently compatible with a host of devices which include the smart home systems like the Amazon Echo and Tap. To add new skills to your smart assistant, all you have to do is buy them on the Alexa skills marketplace or dedicated URLs for individual skills. According to a report, there are over 3,200 individual skills in multiple genres to choose from.
“This is the first time that we are offering a pre-login discovery experience for Alexa skills. Before now, customers would need to log in to the Alexa app on their mobile device or browser,”
said Alexa chief evangelist David Isbitski in a blog post.
“Developers can also improve organic discovery by search engines by optimizing skill detail pages.”
The skills currently posted on the new marketplace have been developed by businesses and third parties to perform various functions including interactive conversation, locking your house/car, switching on particular appliances and a lot more. Unsurprisingly, clicking on the drop-down search bar menu on Amazon.com, you will see that Alexa skills are the first thing to pop up.
There are skills in the same 21 categories that apps are present on the website. Users can even rate the skills from 1-5 stars based on their experience. Sorting the skills based on time of release, relevance, rating and a lot more is also supported.
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