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Alexa, Play The Sims

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Welcome to a brand new way to experience The Sims!

We are extremely happy to announce that you can interact with any Alexa enabled device to play with the Sims Skill.

Its free! The skill is available on all Alexa enabled devices that support English locale (US, CA, UK, IN, AU).
Don't have an Echo device? No problems! You can install the Alexa app for free on iOS and Android.

With the Sims Alexa skill, you can:
  • How about some tunes? We’ve queued up over seven hours of music from The Sims’ franchise for your listening pleasure. That’s 140 songs! And let us be the first to say, yes, that does include the ever-popular music from The Sims 3.
  • Let's talk trivia. Nothing says “I’m addicted to my favorite video game” like schooling all of your loved ones in a friendly game of over 200 Sim-related, brain-busting questions. You can play solo or with up to four players in beginning, casual, or challenge mode.
  • You can also learn fun facts about The Sims. Do you know when the first The Sims game was published, or what inspired the original game? Alexa will teach you!
  • Shhh, there is even a secret Simlish dictionary.

Please take a look at our announcement blog for more details! Play with the Lin-Z object available for free with The Sims 4.
https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/news/the-sims-alexa-skill

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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 14,075 Member
    edited January 15
    Post some of your trivia questions here!

    If you focus on all that is awful you will miss all that is wonderful.
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 14,075 Member
    edited January 15
    ALEXA, PLAY THE SIMS

    If you’re reading this, chances are you like playing The Sims™ on your PC, Mac, console, or mobile device. But what if we told you there’s another way to have fun with the franchise?

    We’ve teamed up with Amazon to create a new way to experience The Sims, Alexa-style. Basically, now you can bug your whole household with your love for The Sims. Or, they can get in on the action. Either way, this is gonna be good. This is a worldwide release, in five variants of English (Australia, Canada, India, US, and UK).

    With The Sims’ Alexa Skill, you’ll be able to interact with three sweet features.

    How about some tunes? We’ve queued up over seven hours of music from The Sims’ franchise for your listening pleasure. That’s 140 songs! And let us be the first to say, yes, that does include the ever-popular music from The Sims 3.
    Let's talk trivia. Nothing says “I’m addicted to my favorite video game” like schooling all of your loved ones in a friendly game of over 200 Sim-related, brain-busting questions. You can play solo or with up to four players in beginning, casual, or challenge mode.
    You can also learn fun facts about The Sims. Do you know when the first The Sims game was published, or what inspired the original game? Alexa will teach you!
    Make The Sims a part of your Alexa-ready home right now! All you have to do is have an Amazon-enabled device, then say “Alexa, play The Sims!” We hope you enjoy!

    But Wait, There’s More!

    Just because the Alexa Skill is IRL doesn’t mean your Sims can’t enjoy a futuristic digital personal assistant (say that three times fast). We’d also like to introduce Lin-Z, available in The Sims 4 on PC and Mac right now!*

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    Here’s what Lin-Z can do for your Sims:

    Play Music

    Lin-Z mimics a stereo system. Embarrassing dance solo not included.

    Play Trivia

    Sims can choose to test their knowledge. The higher their Logic skill, the more likely your Sim will be to answer trivia questions correctly.

    Order Stuff

    Pizza, maid service, gardening service, or repair service. Yay, stuff!

    Tell Jokes

    Sims can ask for a joke and Sims near Lin-Z will react to it. Lolz.

    Adjust Lighting

    You know, turning lights on, turning lights off. It’s not rocket science, folks.

    Check out these unique features today! For more information, be sure to watch this month's Twitch livestream. And while you’re at it, check out The Sims 4 Forums, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter and get Grim's Goulish Guitar for free!*

    *Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

    Alexa Skill may only be available in certain locales. Commands are currently only available in English.

    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/news/the-sims-alexa-skill?utm_campaign=sims4_hd_ww_ic_soco_twt_the-sims-alexa-skill-tw-new&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cid=55371&ts=1547571008931
    If you focus on all that is awful you will miss all that is wonderful.
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 17,418 Member
    Oh cool it is out now. Time to enjoy some Sims music while cooking. <3
    "The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars." -Dr. Seuss

    Everyone is a Simmer.
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 14,075 Member
    edited January 15
    My first trivia question.

    What month was the Sims 4 released in?

    April
    September
    December
    September

    You have a choice of beginner, casual, or challenge mode.
    If you focus on all that is awful you will miss all that is wonderful.
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 85,425 Member
    I haven't tried the trivia yet but I hear challenge mode is the hardest.

  • EA_MaiEA_Mai Posts: 1,034 EA Community Manager
    Hi! Hope you are enjoying the Skill!
    Heads up that I've moved and merged the discussion here - we have a new section for The Sims Alexa Skill now! :smiley:
  • TheGreatGorlonTheGreatGorlon Posts: 229 Member
    If you're super good friends with Lin-Z, she will not only order you services on her dime if she detects issues at home (it's very big brother, but she can order pizza if your Sims are hungry, maids if the house is dirty, repair services if there are broken items), you can also get the interaction to ask her for a secret. She then tells you that on a similar device in another world, if you say one of like 6 Simlish words, you'll get a surpise. I'll find that list when I get home, but I'm curious what those words trigger on Alexa.
  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 85,425 Member
    Welcome to a brand new way to experience The Sims!

    We are extremely happy to announce that you can interact with any Alexa enabled device to play with the Sims Skill.

    Its free! The skill is available on all Alexa enabled devices that support English locale (US, CA, UK, IN, AU).
    Don't have an Echo device? No problems! You can install the Alexa app for free on iOS and Android.

    With the Sims Alexa skill, you can:
    • How about some tunes? We’ve queued up over seven hours of music from The Sims’ franchise for your listening pleasure. That’s 140 songs! And let us be the first to say, yes, that does include the ever-popular music from The Sims 3.
    • Let's talk trivia. Nothing says “I’m addicted to my favorite video game” like schooling all of your loved ones in a friendly game of over 200 Sim-related, brain-busting questions. You can play solo or with up to four players in beginning, casual, or challenge mode.
    • You can also learn fun facts about The Sims. Do you know when the first The Sims game was published, or what inspired the original game? Alexa will teach you!
    • Shhh, there is even a secret Simlish dictionary.

    Please take a look at our announcement blog for more details! Play with the Lin-Z object available for free with The Sims 4.
    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/news/the-sims-alexa-skill

    Thanks for the info. I'm glad to see a new sub forum added to these forums.

  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 85,425 Member
    EA_Mai wrote: »
    Hi! Hope you are enjoying the Skill!
    Heads up that I've moved and merged the discussion here - we have a new section for The Sims Alexa Skill now! :smiley:

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 14,075 Member
    If you focus on all that is awful you will miss all that is wonderful.
  • paradiseplanetparadiseplanet Posts: 4,305 Member
    My Echo is playing Manage Worlds menu music from Sims 4
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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 85,425 Member
    edited January 15
    My Echo is playing Manage Worlds menu music from Sims 4

    What's the name of it? Alexa won't play this when I ask by that title. I need a name.

  • paradiseplanetparadiseplanet Posts: 4,305 Member
    My Echo is playing Manage Worlds menu music from Sims 4

    What's the name of it? Alexa won't play this when I ask by that title. I need a name.

    I asked it to play The Sims 4 soundtrack and it plays music from the game (and I think from other games too)
    Origin ID: paradiseplanet27
    Sim Showcase

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  • EricasFreePlayEricasFreePlay Posts: 486 Member
    Listening to songs from The Sims 2 on my Echo Dot.
  • paradiseplanetparadiseplanet Posts: 4,305 Member
    So if this wasn't paid/sponsored by Amazon, than how were they allowed to do this with all Amazon devices?
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    Sim Showcase

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  • Sigzy05Sigzy05 Posts: 18,197 Member
    So if this wasn't paid/sponsored by Amazon, than how were they allowed to do this with all Amazon devices?

    They did it with Alexa. Any device with Alexa should have it.
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  • paradiseplanetparadiseplanet Posts: 4,305 Member
    edited January 16
    Sigzy05 wrote: »
    So if this wasn't paid/sponsored by Amazon, than how were they allowed to do this with all Amazon devices?

    They did it with Alexa. Any device with Alexa should have it.

    And who gave them permission to do that?
    How to download it on my phone?

    Install the Amazon Alexa app from your phone's app store
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  • SimGuruEmorySimGuruEmory Posts: 10 SimGuru (retired)
    Sigzy05 wrote: »
    So if this wasn't paid/sponsored by Amazon, than how were they allowed to do this with all Amazon devices?

    They did it with Alexa. Any device with Alexa should have it.

    And who gave them permission to do that?
    How to download it on my phone?

    Install the Amazon Alexa app from your phone's app store

    Amazon actually offers their Skill Development Kit to anyone to make their own Alexa Skill, so if you have the programming know-how you too can make one :)

    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/steps-to-build-a-custom-skill.html

    After you make a Skill you can submit it to Amazon for certification. This is similar to how developers submit apps to companies like Apple and Google. Once it passes certification it's live for anyone to enable on their Alexa device!
  • CharliecheesenurgersCharliecheesenurgers Posts: 3,673 Member
    This is so cool!
    Come Join our mafia games in the off-topic chat! https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/930404/mafia-masterlist#latest
    It's a lot of fun!
  • Akl500PAkl500P Posts: 2,367 Member
    Listening to music now. Haven’t tried trivia yet. Honestly this is pretty cool!!
  • carlystur03carlystur03 Posts: 142 Member
    I'm confused about how I get the Lin-Z smart speaker into my Sims 4 game. Help?
  • JennyggJennygg Posts: 1,574 Member
    I'm listening to The Sims 3 music right now. This is making me so stupid happy!! <3 <3 <3 <3
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  • ClassicalSimClassicalSim Posts: 1,503 Member
    I'm confused about how I get the Lin-Z smart speaker into my Sims 4 game. Help?

    It came with the free patch in December, so if your game has the latest patch you already have it. You can find it in buy mode.
  • CorkysPetalsCorkysPetals Posts: 1,221 Member
    It seems like it will play random songs, but we can't request specific tunes. At least the ones I requested.
  • AriaMad2AriaMad2 Posts: 1,164 Member
    ... Now I need to go buy an Alexa just for this.
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