Q) Do users have to enable the skill on their devices?
A) Yes, skills for Alexa are like apps for mobile phones. You have to first enable them for them to work.
For listeners to be able to use your skill, they will first have to enable it on their Alexa devices, this can be done in three main ways:
- By enabling it via the link sent to you in the email, this will take them to the Amazon Alexa Skill Store where they can simply click the ‘Enable’ button which will enable the skill on their device.
- Via the Alexa App which is available for Android devices here and for Apple devices here, simply search for the skill and click ‘Enable’. Please note : It may take a few days for your skill to start appearing in searches on the Alexa App. This is normal.
- The skill can be enabled via voice command. users can simply say to their device “Alexa, enable (the name of your skill)”. Note that the name of the skill is not the same as the invocation name, which can be different. The skill name is typically the name of your radio station as you submitted it to us. Once the skill is enabled on the device, it can then be invoked using the invocation name (as you selected when you submitted the information to us).