Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride.
When you’re racing around the house trying to get out quickly, ask Alexa to order an Uber for you instead of pausing to do it manually on your smartphone!
3 easy steps to call an Uber with Alexa:
#1. Enable the Uber Alexa skill
Tap / click here and then tap the Enable button.
When prompted, tap the Save Permissions button allowing the Uber Alexa skill to access your Alexa device’s address.
#2. Link your Uber account
After you tap “Save Permissions” in Step #1, you’ll land on an account linking page where you can link the Uber Alexa skill to your Uber account.
Follow the simple account linking instructions.
#3. Call an Uber!
“Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride.”
The first time you use the Uber Alexa skill, you’ll get to pick your default pick-up address. Alexa will ask whether it should be the address you have set as Home in the Uber app on your smartphone or the address associated with your Alexa device. (For most people, it’s probably the same but Alexa can’t yet figure that out on her own.)
Pro Tip #1
You’ll get an Uber X by default if you don’t specify the car type.
If you want a different car type, just say “Alexa, ask Uber to order an Uber Black.”
Pro Tip #2
You can also change your default pickup location by saying “Alexa, ask Uber to change my default pick-up location.”
Pro Tip #3
You can ask ask Alexa to get your ride status or cancel your ride.
Just say “Alexa, ask Uber where’s my ride?” or “Alexa, ask Uber to cancel my ride.”
Pro Tip #4
When you order your Uber, make sure Alexa is set to your account.
Otherwise you’ll end up ordering an Uber on a household member’s account and you won’t be able to track the Uber car in your Uber smart phone app (plus they’ll end up paying for your ride!).