This takes the total number of skills offered for Indian clients to 12,000. This contrasts to (on an average) one new Alexa skill added every 90 second, Amazon says. The new skills period 20 categories, including Health, Business & Finance, News, and way of life.

Within 60 days of Alexa’s recent release in India, Amazon claims to have additional 1,000 new Alexa skills for Echo users from the country. At this time, the shop had approximately 11,000 skills available – most notably offered by developers such as Ted Talks, Saavn, ESPNCricinfo, and Zomato. Amazon claims that Alexa’s natural language understanding and AWS cloud service permit it to continually learn more skills easily.

To enable a skill, users may go into the Alexa app and navigate for abilities, and click Enable to activate the skills on their devices. Alternatively, users can immediately ask Alexa by saying “Alexa, empower ” to empower it. The Alexa companion app is available on Google Play and Apple App Store. It is also available for browsers.

The highlighted skills in the new rollout include Ambient Sounds – Ocean Sounds in Music & Audio, interactive games such as Rock Paper Scissors, schooling skills like Merriam-Webster Word of the Day, the Assist me Sleep health skill, in Addition to Hanuman Chalisa and Inspire Me at Lifestyle class.

The Alexa team was also been hosting developer workshops in cities in India to participate in the nation’s developer community.