Amazon Echo Picks Up 3 Helpful New Skills

The speaker can now feed you, take you places and serenade you.

ByABC News
February 5, 2016, 3:58 PM

— -- How's this for making your Super Bowl weekend a little more enjoyable?

Amazon's Echo speaker can now hail an Uber, order a pizza and play music from Spotify.

The tremendously popular Echo, which is a hybrid between a speaker and a personal assistant, debuted its three new skills this week.

Want to start using the new tricks? Here's what you'll need to do.


Open the Alexa app and set the speaker's location under settings. Next, enable the Uber skill, link your account and you're all set. When it comes time to leave, say: "Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride" and you'll be on your way in minutes.


Premium Spotify users can link their account through the Alexa app. After that, DJ Alexa will take care of any requests. Simply say: "Alexa play today's hits on Spotify" and you're all set to jam out to more than 30 million songs available on the service.

Domino's Pizza

After downloading the Domino's app, choose your go-to order to save. Next, enable the Domino's skill in the Alexa app, link your account and you're all set. When a pizza craving hits, just say, "Alexa, open Domino's and place my easy order."

You can also check on the status of your pie by saying, "Alexa, ask Domino's to track my order."