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For those of us who have the Amazon Echo, we know that by going to the Alexa app own our smartphones that we can enable any skills that we choose.

But did you know that there is a way to enable such skills without using the app?  Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Alexa Skills web page at http://www.amazon.com/skills
  2. Choose the skill you wish to enable. 
  3. Click on the [GET THE SKILL] button on the right. 
  4. After the skill uploads to your device, you can say “Alexa, open [name of skill]”.
  5. That’s it. 

Another. way to enable skills is to just tell Alexa to enable a name of a skill. However, doing so may not work if the skill needs for a user to link an account to another service (such as the Pizza Hut app).