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Alexa Skills

Alexa Skills are a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples for Amazon-specific use. [DB comment: Virtually everything Alexa can do at the user's bidding is an Alexa Skill. Whereas some skills are built-into Alexa by Amazon, third-party developers can also create their own Alexa Skills to initiate speech-driven commands that enable the voice assistant Alexa to perform all types of actions. Example Alexa Skills include initiating a work out routine, scheduling an event, opening a website, starting a quiz, and many other abilities. Some Alexa Skills are free-to-use, and others are premium features.