Alexa developers can build and host most Alexa skills for free using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many Alexa skill developers currently take advantage of the AWS Free Tier, which offers one million AWS Lambda requests and up to 750 hours of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) compute time per month at no charge. However, if developers exceed the AWS Free Tier limits, they may incur AWS usage charges each month.
Developers with a published Alexa skill can apply to receive a $100 AWS promotional credit and can also receive an additional $100 per month in AWS promotional credits if they incur AWS usage charges for their skill, making it free for developers to build and host most Alexa skills. All you have to do is apply.
To receive your first $100 AWS promotional credit, you must build and publish a skill. Learn more about how to build your first skill.
To apply, all you need is your Amazon developer vendor ID, AWS account ID, and contact information. Apply now.
We will email you when your application has been accepted and the $100 AWS promotional credit has been applied to your account. The credit is valid for one year.
If your AWS usage surpasses the AWS Free Usage Tier, we will email you that an additional $100 AWS promotional credit has been applied to your account for the following month.
It’s free for you to build skills using the AWS Free Usage Tier, which offers one million AWS Lambda requests and up to 750 hours of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) compute time per month at no charge. You can enhance and scale your skills using additional AWS offerings like such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront. Whether it’s computing power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has a wide range of services to help developers build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.
Learn more about how to use AWS services to unlock your skill's potential.
If you have any other questions please refer to the developer forum. For any account-specific questions please contact us directly.
To qualify for a one-time $100 AWS promotional credit under this offer, you must apply for the offer using the form above and have a live Alexa skill. To receive additional AWS promotional credits under this offer, the following conditions must be met as of 11:59 PM PT on the last day of the month immediately preceding the month in which you receive the promotional credit: (i) you must have a live Alexa skill; and (ii) you must have incurred usage charges under your AWS account. Amazon reserves the right to limit application of the promotional credits received under this offer to usage charges incurred for AWS services used in connection with a live Alexa skill. Your participation in this offer is subject to the agreement between you and AWS governing your use of AWS services and the App Distribution and Services Agreement. The promotional credits received under this offer are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms and Conditions, currently available at https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits.