How to Play Alexa Games on Your Smartphone

Bored? Let Alexa perk things up

What to Know

  • Open the Alexa app on your phone. Tap the Menu button and select Skills & Games in the drop-down menu. Swipe left to browse games.
  • When you find a game you want to play, tap Enable. After the game is enabled, tap the Alexa button at the bottom of the screen.
  • When a black screen appears, say something like, "Alexa, play [game name]" to start playing the game.

This article explains how to play Alexa games on your smartphone using the Amazon Alexa app for Android and iOS phones.

How to Play Alexa Games on Your Smartphone

Alexa offers a wide variety of games that you play with just the sound of your voice. These entertainment options are often accessed through an Alexa-enabled device like the Amazon Echo, but you can also play Alexa games on your smartphone in the Amazon Alexa app.

Follow these steps to start playing games using the Amazon Alexa app.

  1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app, which should have been installed on your Android or iOS phone or tablet when you first set up your Alexa-enabled device.

  2. If prompted, log in using your Amazon account credentials.

  3. Tap the Menu button, represented by two-and-a-half horizontal lines and located in the upper left-hand corner. 

    The home screen on the Alexa app for iOS.
  4. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Skills & Games option.

    The main menu in the Alexa app for iOS.
  5. Several Alexa games will now be displayed, found under the following headings: Staff Picks and Alexa, What Are Your Games Skills? Swipe left to browse these games, selecting skills that may interest you. This will provide more information including a detailed summary, player reviews, age ratings and more. It will also display the syntax needed to play that respective game.

  6. If you find a game that you'd like to play, first tap on its ENABLE button to activate it within your Alexa skills profile. Some games will prompt you to sign in to your Amazon account a second time for linking purposes.

  7. Once a game skill is enabled, tap the Alexa button - located at the bottom of the screen in the center of a row of icons and represented by an aqua blue circle with a speech bubble inside of it. 

    The Jeopardy skill profile in the Alexa app for iOS.
  8. A black screen should now be displayed, with a multi-colored volume input indicator at the bottom. Speak the appropriate syntax to begin playing the game, such as Alexa, Play Jeopardy!


    An in-game screenshot of the Jeopardy skill for Alexa on iOS.
  9. The game will now begin on your Android or iOS device.

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