You heard us. Today, we’re launching our integration with Amazon Alexa so you can get a ride without lifting a finger. Now Alexa can request rides, tip your driver, and even remember your home and work addresses. With Alexa, commuting is now as easy as saying, “Alexa, ask Lyft for a Lyft Line to work.”
Alexa is Lyft’s first voice service integration to go live and was built during a team hackathon in early 2016. The idea came from Lyft developer tools engineer Roy, who had recently bought an Amazon Echo for his home. With two kids, Roy’s hands were often full. He soon realized how useful Alexa could be for busy Lyft users.
Using the Lyft API, Roy and our team worked to bring the ease and delight of the Lyft experience to Alexa. Beyond supporting the full ride flow, the Lyft skill comes with custom music from LA rapper and producer Marvel Alexander.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Lyft on the launch of their new Alexa skill. On-the-go Alexa customers can now ask Alexa to order a Lyft or even tip their driver,” said Rob Pulciani, Director Amazon Alexa. “All you have to do is say ‘Alexa, ask Lyft to call a ride,’ and you’re on your way. We’re excited to offer more convenience and ride options for Alexa customers.”
CUSTOM LYFT HOLD MUSIC
|“Alexa, ask Lyft”||Open the Lyft skill|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft to call a ride”||Request an original Lyft to your home|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft to call a Line to work”||Request a Lyft Line from home to work|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft where my ride is”||Get your ride ETA|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft how far the nearest Plus is”||See how far the nearest Lyft Plus is|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft how long a Line to work will take”||See how long a Lyft Line from home to work will take|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft how much a ride to work will cost”||See how much a Lyft ride from home to work will cost|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft if there is Prime Time”||Check if there’s currently Prime Time|
|“Alexa, tell Lyft my driver was great”||Rate your driver 5 stars|
|“Alexa, ask Lyft to tip my driver 3 dollars”||Tips your driver $3|
$20 OFF FOR NEW LYFT USERS
If you’re new to Lyft, use code ALEXALYFT for $10 off each of your first two Lyft rides.
- Click here to download Lyft and get your $20 credit
- Before you take your first ride, enter the code ALEXALYFT into the app’s ‘Payment’ screen
- Enable the Lyft skill in the 'Skills’ section of the Alexa app.
- Request your first Lyft ride through Alexa or the Lyft app. Coupons expire within 30 days of redemption.
To make the best use of the Lyft skill, make sure you set a default home and work address in the Lyft app. From there, just link your Lyft account and let Alexa lead the way.