# Virtual Device Creation## Overview To get started with testing, the first step is to create a virtual device. This allows us to interact via voice, chat, Alexa, etc. Our virtual devices enable our tests to communicate with the application we want to test.
These are the steps:
- Click on the "Virtual Devices" icon the left-hand side (second from the top)
- Click "Add Virtual Device"
- Select "Phone Virtual Device"
- Select "Ok"