Have some fun with your new smart device with trivia games on Alexa
What is Alexa?
Alexa is the name of Amazon’s virtual assistant, just like how Siri is synonymous with Apple devices. Alexa is built into Amazon smart home devices, like the Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Firestick, and more. Amazon smart home devices can become even more robust via the addition of Alexa Skills. In this article, we’ll focus on trivia games on Alexa, which are one of the most fun ways you can use Alexa!
What are Alexa skills?
Alexa skills are add-on voice applications for Alexa (just like you have apps downloaded on your smart phone). Alexa skills can be either free or paid and allow you to further customize your Alexa experience. From daily flash briefings which deliver personalized news, to meditation and games Alexa can play, the options for Alexa skills are nearly endless!
There are well over 100,000 skills available for Alexa, though the skills you have access to are dependent upon where you live and which languages you speak.
What are some of the best trivia games on Alexa?
Amaon has a lot of game and trivia related skills readily available to add to your Alexa device through third-party companies.
If you’re a trivia aficionado at your local trivia night or if you just enjoy learning new facts, there’s an Alexa trivia skill for you. From general trivia to an Unofficial Disney trivia skill, there are over 1,000 trivia skills to choose from!
A VoiceBrew and Amazon review favorite is Question of the Day, which has a new daily trivia question as well as a game available for up to four players.
Prefer music-related trivia? There’s a skill for that, too. Check out an Echo fan favorite, Song Quiz, and see how you perform against music from every decade. New music is added regularly, so the trivia constantly changes.
Lastly, one of my personal favorites is the well-loved Jeopardy skill, which provides entertainment just like the beloved T.V. show.
How to start playing Trivia games on Alexa
Once you find a trivia skill you want to try out, try “Alexa, play (insert name of the skill).”
If that doesn’t work, you can easily enable the trivia game skill directly from your Alexa smartphone app by following the steps below:
- Open your Alexa app
- Tap the Hamburger icon
- Tap/click “Skills & Games”
- Enter the name of the trivia game you want to play or find one clicking category and then searching for “Trivia & Knowledge”
- Tap/click “Enable to Use”
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