Amazon said the number of Alexa “skills,” the voice-powered apps created for Amazon’s virtual assistant, topped 80,000 worldwide in early 2019.
The number of Alexa skills in the United States more than doubled to 56,750 in January 2019 from 25,784 a year earlier, according to Voicebot.ai. Alexa skill growth in the U.K. rose 233% to 29,910, while Germany’s skill count rose 152% to 7,869.
Number of Alexa Skills by Country, January 2019
Google Assistant has “actions” as the apps that expand its capabilities beyond search.
Number of Google Assistant Actions in United States
Google Assistant Apps by Category – January 2019
|Education and reference||15.07|
|Games and fun||11.07|
|Kids and family||9.29|
|News and magazines||7.69|
|Travel and transportation||5.60|
|Business and finance||5.41|
|Arts and lifestyle||4.73|
|Health and fitness||4.25|
|Social and communication||4.03|
|Music and audio||3.83|
|Food and drink||3.50|
|Music, photos and TV||2.76|