30+ Best Alexa Skills for India

Amazon’s Alexa is a smart AI and it’s getting smarter every day. With the introduction of Skills(apps), Alexa has become so powerful that it can even call you a cab, order food for you with just a few voice commands. Here is a list of 30+ Amazon Skills for India that would make your life so much better.

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Best Alexa Skills for India

1. 7-Minute Workout


7-minute workout is a skill to help you guide with small intense exercises.It also helps you to increase your metabolism, increase energy, and lower stress. You are guided by Alexa, your virtual trainer and it guides with all the sets and gives you time to catch your breath. The idea is to help you start working out with Alexa.

How to invoke: “Alexa, start a seven-minute workout.”, “Start workout”

2. Air Quality


This skill offers real-time pollution level of any place in India with just a simple voice command. It tells you the PM2.5 pollutant index and the PM10 pollutant content in the air.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open Air Quality.”, “Alexa, ask Air Quality for Mumbai.”, “Alexa, ask Air Quality for the type of information provided.”

3. Amazon StoryTime


Storytime has a large collection of stories for children and the stories are updated to the list. you can choose the stories from the list and the stories are best for ages 5 to 12.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open Amazon Storytime”, “Alexa, read me a story from Amazon Storytime”, “Alexa, ask Amazon Storytime to read me a bedtime story”

4. Any.Do

You need to link your any.do account with Alexa first, once you’re done with it, you can just call out some simple commands to Alexa and the entries are automatically added to your Any.Do list.

How to invoke: “Alexa, add tomatoes to my shopping list”, “Alexa, add birthday plans to my todo list”

 

5. Birthday Tracker


This skill tells you the birthdays of your friends. Once you set up your account you have to add the birthdays to the list by visiting their website. After that you can just  ask Alexa to tell you the Birthdays today.

How to invoke: “Alexa, Ask Birthday Tracker to get birthdays for today”.

6. Byju’s


Byju’s is an Alexa skill that tells you a science trivia or an interesting Math fact. It makes learning new things more fun and is best for students. The list is dynamic and is updated regularly, hence you won’t get bored of the repetitive content.
How to invoke: “Alexa, open Byju’s”, “Alexa, ask Byju’s for an interesting Physics fact”, “Alexa, ask Byju’s for Maths trivia”

7. Calculator

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with this skill. You can also do decimal calculations. you just have to say “what’s two plus two?” and Alexa would tell you your answer instantly.
It also keeps your answers in its memory so that you can use it again.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open my calculator”. 

8. CL vocab game

Career Launcher Vocab Game is an interactive game which helps you develop your vocabulary with quiz-style games. The challenge offers you points to every correct synonym answered to every word. Your level is automatically adjusted and word difficulty level increases or decreases accordingly.

How to invoke: “Alexa Open Word Game”

9. ESOPNcricinfo flash briefing

This skill gives you all the cricket buzz and news. ESPNcricinfo Flash Briefings are updated daily and tell you updated news about cricket.
How to invoke: “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”, “Alexa, what’s in the news?”

 

10. ET markets Financial News

ET markets Financial News skill gives you exclusive podcasts about Dalal street, the current market movement scenario, and all the latest buzz. You get two exclusive podcasts daily, morning and evening. Each one covers important stuff if you’re into stock market trends and using it with Alexa makes it a breeze.
how to invoke: “Alexa, What’s in the news?” , “ Alexa What’s my Flash Briefing?”

11. Find My Phone

You need to pair your phone with the TrackR app and when you do that Alexa can notify you of its position by ringing your phone at full volume.It doesn’t matter if you’re phone is on silent you’d still hear your phone buzzing.
How to invoke: “Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone.”, “Alexa, ask TrackR to ring my phone.”

12. Fitbit

Alexa syncs with your Fitbit app and gives you updates about your stats like your sleep stats and daily calories burned, etc. For example, you can ask Alexa how did you sleep last night and it would give you your previous nights stats.
How to invoke: “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I slept last night.”, “Alexa, ask Fitbit how many steps I’ve taken.”

13. Forget Me Not


If you often forget your keys while going to work, Forget Me Not will be a saviour for you. You can make a list of things that you don’t want to forget before leaving for work and just ask Alexa to remind you as you’re leaving.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open Forget Me Not”, “Alexa, tell Forget Me Not, I am leaving for work”.

14. HDFC Bank


HDFC Bank developed this skill for Alexa in order to provide basic information to its customers. With this virtual assistant, you can ask Alexa how to change Personal details, how to pay your credit card bill, and you can ask for IFSC code and other branch details. It can also connect you with HDFC Bank’s customer care.
However, Alexa can’t tell your Account Balance because that would require a link with your Actual Bank account and banks don’t trust third party apps that much yet.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open HDFC bank”, “Alexa, ask HDFC bank how to make credit card bill payment”, “Alexa, ask HDFC bank for branch information”

15. Hue

Philips brought Hue lighting to our homes and changed the way our house lights up. You can set up your Alexa with the smart lighting technology and completely change the scene. You just have to link it with your Philips app and then you can just use the voice commands to change the colour and intensity of the lights.

How to invoke: “Alexa, turn on Living Room”, “Alexa, set Bedroom to red”

 

16. Indian CookBook

Indian Cookbook is just like an instructor who teaches you how to cook. You can use this skill to follow and create dishes with the recipes given in the skill, you can take your time by pausing and even go back to steps by calling out the number.

How to invoke: “Alexa open cookbook”

 

17. Magic Door

The Magic Door is an interactive Adventure game powered by Alexa. You are chosen to play the role of a hero and complete your task. There is a fantasy land where you’ll encounter creatures, riddles, and demons, you have to make choices to proceed further which makes the experience more immersive given you are doing this just by voice.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open the magic door”

18. My Tuner Radio


My Tuner radio skill plays radio from all over the world on Alexa. It has a huge database of radio stations from all the categories. If you’re not sure, you can browse the most popular radio stations.

How to invoke: “Alexa, ask myTuner Radio to get me Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM”, “Alexa, ask myTuner Radio to play some jazz”, “Alexa, ask myTuner Radio what are the best rock stations in India”

 

19. NDTV

This skill gives you daily updates of news whenever you call Alexa for a flash briefing.You get all the news which is broadcast to the TV on your Alexa, the different categories are sports, business, breaking news, local, and entertainment.
This news service is updated regularly.

How to invoke: “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”, “Alexa, what’s in the news?”

20. PomoDoro

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Pomodoro timer is a proven way of being more productive. Pomodoro ssessions are 25 minutes and followed by a 5 minute break. you can even pause the timer with just your voice commands.
How to invoke: “Alexa, start Pomodoro Twenty Five”, “Alexa, pause”

21. Ola

Using the Ola Cabs skill, you can now book a cab using just your voice. You just have to link your Ola account with Alexa and add your home address to favorites and it would book your ride and your home as a pickup location

How to invoke: “Alexa, Ask Ola to book a Prime”, “Alexa, Ask Ola to book a Share to Work”, “Alexa, Ask Ola to track my ride”

 

22. Period Tracker


Period Tracker will help you keep track of your menstrual cycle’s phases. You can start by entering the date of your last period(Day 1 of the menstrual cycle) and do it every time and Alexa would create a profile and guess your dates better.
How to invoke: “Alexa, open Period Tracker”, “Alexa, tell Period Tracker I got my period today”, “Alexa, ask Period Tracker when does my fertile window start”

23. Relaxing Sounds

We did an article about how White noise apps that help you relax. Well if you have Alexa, you just need this skill and it plays all the nature sounds for you. There is a long list of sounds available and you can choose a particular by asking Alexa or choose randomly. You can also choose to play the sounds on loop. This skill would help you relax, sleep and meditate.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open Relaxing Sounds”, “Alexa, ask Relaxing Sounds for thunderstorms”, “Alexa, ask Relaxing Sounds for a list”

24. Riddle of the day

Riddle of the day asks you a riddle every day when you invoke it in the morning and if you’re quick-witted you can answer it right there but if you need some time to think about you have till evening to answer the question. The riddles will be sent to your email inbox if you choose to enable it. In my opinion, starting your day with a riddle is great just like a little mental exercise.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open Riddle of the Day.”

 

25. Saavn

You have to link your Saavn app with Alexa and you can play every song, artist, and playlist available on Saavn without even opening the app ever.

How to invoke: “Alexa, play Saavn”, “Alexa, play the Weekly Top 15 on Saavn”, “Alexa, play Arijit Singh songs on Saavn”

26. Space Station

International Space station is constantly passing us multiple times a day and it makes us wonder what happens up there? Most of the experiments and its location are updated publically. This apps take this info and tell you when you ask Alexa. It tells you about the astronauts at the ISS and its exact location. NASA image of the day is a space image and is given to a different image every day. Alexa can tell you info about the image.

How to invoke: “Alexa, ask Space Station about astronauts in space”, “Alexa, ask space station where is ISS”, “tell me about the NASA image of the day”

 

27. StopWatch

A simple stopwatch which is activated with just a voice command. Though it might seem unconventional to use this skill without a screen it works fine for mundane activities, if you’re too competent, use an actual stopwatch.

How to invoke: “Alexa, ask stopwatch to start”, “Alexa, ask stopwatch for the elapsed time”, “Alexa, ask stopwatch to stop”

28. Syska Smart Home


If you have Syska smart appliances like the smart bulb, you can pair it with your Alexa and control with just your voice.

How to invoke: “Alexa, turn on bedroom light.”, “Alexa, brighten kitchen light.”, “Alexa set living room light to blue.”

29. Translate This


Translate This skill is useful if you’re not near your phone and need a feew words translated. you can use this app to translate even phraases instantly and works most of the time. My opinions for this skill is that it needs a few updates and it would be relevant in my life, otherwise I’d rather use Google.

How to invoke: “Alexa open Translate This”, “Please translate How Are You”, “I want to use Spanish”

 

30. Uber

Uber is another taxi-hailing service and you can enable it with Alexa by linking your accounts.

How to invoke: “Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride.”, “Alexa, ask Uber to call me an Uber Go from work.”, “Alexa, ask Uber to change my default pickup location.”

 

31. Vodafone

This skill offers basic information about your account like balance, the bill( for postpaid users), and you can even do a small recharge of fewer than 10 bucks which seems irrelevant but can be useful in some situations. This skill works.

How to invoke: “Alexa, ask Vodafone what is my current bill?”, “Alexa, ask Vodafone what is my prepaid balance?”, “Alexa, ask Vodafone what can you do?”

32. White Noise Generator

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White noise can help you drown out other distractions and even help you relax. You can use this skill to sleep, it can help you with your tinnitus. to soothe babies. You get a few options like Rain, Thunder, River, and Static.

How to invoke: “Alexa Ask White Noise Generator to play Rain”, “Alexa Ask White Noise Generator to play River”, “Alexa Ask White Noise Generator to play Static”

33. Weather

As part of your Flash Briefing, you get a short update on the current weather. You can also ask Alexa for the forecast for the day.
Forecast data is provided by AccuWeather.

How to invoke: “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”, “Alexa, what’s in the news?”

 

34. Would you Rather?

Would You Rather be a fun family game which brings the family together for a session of questions with a choice where you have to choose one or the other? Would you Rather on Alexa is just the same, the only thing different is you’re playing with an AI. You can decide how many players are going to play and then Alexa proceeds to ask you questions, answering right gives you points and you have to make sure to get the most correct answers.

How to invoke: “Alexa, play ‘Would you rather?'”, “Alexa, open ‘Would you rather?'”

35. Zomato

If you regularly use Zomato to order food, you are going to find this skill very helpful. Zomato app integrates with your Alexa app and makes ordering food easy without the need to touch the phone. The process is refined and you just have to follow the commands to order or reorder. You can book tables, listen to reviews and even pay with existing wallets or cash.

How to invoke: “Alexa, open Zomato”, “Alexa, ask Zomato to recommend restaurants near me”, “Alexa, ask Zomato to place an order”

Best Alexa Skills for India

Alexa has a lot of potential with these apps and every skill has so many possibilities. You can book a cab, order food, listen to relaxing music or jam with your friends with just a few simple commands. Tell us what’ your favorite Alexa Skill.

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