Are Alexa custom skills obsolete? A custom skill must use an invocation phrase in order to connect to Alexa Voice Services. For many of us, using Alexa directly sounds weird, but when you add an invocation word on top, makes things even less desirable to use the voice assistant. Given the recent updates that Amazon pushed, namely calling /messaging features, feedback status on devices, etc.
Do you think the custom skills are a thing of the past?
And if you answered ‘no’, then what do you think makes a custom skill most useful?
- Free text messaging
- Control devices with more natural voice commands
- Status Feedback that expands beyond what Amazon offers
- Integrating Alexa with non-Alexa devices (like Sonos speakers)