Alexa offers a wide variety of games, letting you play with just the sound of your voice. These entertainment skills are often used through an Alexa-enabled device like the Amazon Echo but did you know you can also play Alexa games on your smartphone?
They can also be enabled and played from within the Alexa app itself, letting you enjoy these features while on the go. Follow these steps to start playing games through the Amazon Alexa app.
Launch the Alexa app, which should have been installed on your Android or iOS phone or tablet when you first set up your Alexa-enabled device.
If prompted, log in using your Amazon account credentials.
Tap the Menu button, represented by two-and-a-half horizontal lines and located in the upper left-hand corner.
When the drop-down menu appears, select the Skills & Games option.
Several Alexa games will now be displayed, found under the following headings: Staff Picks and Alexa, What Are Your Games Skills? Swipe left to browse these games, selecting skills that may interest you. This will provide more information including a detailed summary, player reviews, age ratings and more. It will also display the syntax needed to play that respective game.
If you find a game that you'd like to play, first tap on its ENABLE button to activate it within your Alexa skills profile. Some games will prompt you to sign in to your Amazon account a second time for linking purposes.
Once a game skill is enabled, tap the Alexa button - located at the bottom of the screen in the center of a row of icons and represented by an aqua blue circle with a speech bubble inside of it.
A black screen should now be displayed, with a multi-colored volume input indicator at the bottom. Speak the appropriate syntax to begin playing the game, such as Alexa, Play Jeopardy!
The game will now begin on your Android or iOS device.