Amazon Adds Alexa 'Skill Connections'

Amazon has added to its digital assistant Alexa the ability to enable a skill to use another skill to perform a specific task.

The feature, called Skill Connections, is being added to the Alexa Skills Kit in all locations where Alexa is available.

Skill Connections are now available for printing, booking a restaurant table or arranging transportation, according to Amazon.

Every function previously had to be built within an individual skill.

For example, the Allrecipes Alexa Skill now lets consumers print recipes with a skill connection.

“Adding printing capability enhances our skill’s overall experience for customers,” states Corbin de Rubertis, vice president of innovation, Meredith Digital. “Now home cooks can print the recipes they want using the Allrecipes skill on Alexa, all within the same conversation.”

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