No one realizes that there is an app store for the Amazon Echo?

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More from Jose Jaquinta:

I ran into some people during various New Year’s parties who had Echos, but had no clue there were skills for them. I laboriously explained how to launch the companion app, find the skills tab, and enable the skill.

It would a lot simpler if a user could enable/disable skills without having to go through the companion app. For example:

Alexa, enable Demotivate Me

I realize this is a request for The Echo, and not the Alexa Skills Kit. However, it would greatly simplify promoting the skills we are writing and drive a higher adoption rate for 3rd party skills. So I’m posting the request here.