How to use Alexa skills not available in Brazil


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Alexa arrived in Brazil in 2019 and its Skills catalog is still low. Many important skills cannot be active in Brazil, but you can still use them in Portuguese if you follow the tips that I will leave in this article.

I bought Xiaomi's Smart Yeelight Lamp for my room, I was desperate when I found out I didn't have the Yeelight skill on Amazon Brazil, and I didn't know how to control the lamp by voice.

While browsing the internet, I found that some suggested using Samsung's Skill or Mii Home. I tried both but I didn't have much success, luckily I followed a great suggestion that I found in the website's comments, and it was more useful than I thought.

See also our article on Alexa lights;

How to use alexa skills not available in brazil

Use Skills by changing your Amazon region

The only way to install a Skill unavailable in Brazil is to change the region of your Amazon account. This will not affect your Prime subscription in any way and your local address will still be saved in your Amazon account. Follow these steps:

  • First enter the Amazon Brazil website and click on the menu Accounts and Lists;
  • click in Manage your content and devices;
  • click in preferences;
  • click in Country / region settings;
  • click in Change;
  • Choice U.S and add a new address;
  • Confirm all steps until your region changes and the site is in English;

To reverse the process of an Amazon account in English browse:

  • click in Account & amp; Lists;
  • click in Your Content and Devices;
  • click in Settings;
  • click in Country Settings;
  • click in Change;
  • Select your Brazilian address and click Update;

The video below can help you:

Leveraging Alexa's American Skills

With the American account, just browse the link to find the skills you want and activate in your account. Best of all, your Alexa remains in Portuguese, many skills even without language compatibility still work.

For example, lamp apps, music players and other skills that use standard Alexa commands will work perfectly in Portuguese.

The best thing is that even returning the Amazon region to Brazil, the active American Skills continue to work on your Alexa without any worries. Your Brazilian and American address is saved, making it easy to change when you want.

My only disappointment is that unlike Google, Alexa currently does not allow the addition of a second language. If possible, you could use all American skills speaking English, Spanish or another language.

My dream is to talk to Alexa in Portuguese and Japanese at the same time. I hope Amazon will take a quick step so as not to fall behind the Google assistant. Siri, you also need to get better, you're getting far behind.

I use the following Skills that work perfectly: Tidal and Yeelight. If you have tested others, leave your Feedback in the comments. I find these skills compatible, because several languages ​​are not available in Brazil.

How to use alexa skills not available in brazil

Help increase Alexa Skills in Brazil

Alexa has recently arrived in Brazil, maybe we can increase this if you are a developer or are interested in entering this market. If you want to enter this market, why not start making your skill now?

Amazon offers the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code examples that facilitate the development of Alexa skills. You can even earn money doing these skills.

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21 thoughts on “Como usar skills da Alexa não disponível no Brasil”

  1. Good night, I'm trying to do this on my alexa but it seems that the amazon website has been updated and is no longer as in the video, can you help me? thanks

  2. Hi, first of all congratulations for the tips !!! Appears on my device and on my amazon account, the Skill in English, but how do I use them since Alexa says she doesn't understand the commands in English? I already changed the location for the USA in the smarthphone app and it didn't help. Thank you for your help!!!

    • I would have to change the language of Alexa, but some skills work in Portuguese, even though they are American skills, like light controllers and others.

  3. I did it and it worked !!!! The problem is that my skills from Brazil did not appear, like G1 and other news portals. I changed the address to Brazil, excludes the United States address and still continues with the United States Day skills.??

  4. I can't go back to Brazil, I follow the steps, Updated appears and nothing happens. Any solution? Please help me. Thanks.

  5. Brazilian skills no longer appear. I have already returned the configuration to Brazil, but only American skills still appear.

  6. In addition to changing the region for Brazil, it also has to change the market for Brazil. Uninstall and reinstall the alexa application. All the skills from Brazil come back and we are without the skills from the USA. Any questions send an email to amazon that they do the process remotely

  7. Guys, this question is very simple. In addition to returning to the region for Brazil, there is also a need to return to the Brazilian market. Reinstall the alexa app. If you have difficulty, send an email to amazon that they resolve the distance.

  8. I managed to activate the Night Light skill (use the led ring to illuminate the night). Too bad I can't use it, did anyone else?

  9. To return the skills of Brazil, in addition to returning the region to Brazil, it is necessary to transfer the Kindle to Brazil as well.

  10. I did this process, however, when I return the configuration to Brazil the American Skill disappears. Does anyone know how to solve?

  11. I did the whole process right, I managed to put Tidal's skill on the Amazon Alexa app, I left it as default but even so when I ask to reproduce it says that Tidal is not available in my region, can someone help me?

  12. Ditto Bruno. I was able to install Tidal as a skill by doing the configuration above. But when I speak the voice command to play a song on Tidal, Alexa responds that "Tidal is not available in your region".

  13. I bought my Alexa in Brazil but I live in Portugal, I tried to download some skills from Brazil like news, Itunes as a subscriber and etc ... nothing, always tell me because of my location the skills are not available, With my location in Portugal I don't right, I start to get discouraged by it, hours and hours lost, I've tried everything that can be tried and my knowledge lets me go. if anyone has any idea of ​​what to do thank you.

    • In practice this tutorial was to work … Pq do Brasil installed Skills from USA. Test with some other region, maybe Brazil is private. The language will remain in your language, even installing skills from other locations.


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