In an announcement by Amazon, Alexa has reached another milestone – the assistant now has over 10,000 skills available to it.

The skill that was able to push the 10,00 skill threshold is a musical game called Beat the Intro, which allows players to guess song titles based on the opening bars of music before the singing starts.  According to Amazon’s David Isbitski, gaming skills are the second-most popular category overall so far.  This is the top five:

  1. News
  2. Gaming
  3. Education/Reference
  4. Lifestyle
  5. Novelty/Humor

The library of skills, has added about 3,000 of them since last month’s 7,000-skill milestone.  Overall, the skills count has more than tripled in the five months since Amazon said there were 3,000 skills available.

So far, Amazon has been going all out when it comes to courting the developer community with a developer portal and skills kit.  Recently, Amazon launched a hub that aims to help marketers create voice skills.

Discovery is still a concern, though. Amazon overhauled the Alexa app last summer to make it easier to find skills, and more recently began listing them on the web at Amazon.com/skills.

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