Beta and Developer Preview

Alexa Skills Kit

Keeping pace with the innovation and passion of Alexa developers, we are committed to providing you with tools, features, and programs that enable you to create innovative skills. In that pursuit, we offer early access to our new offerings through our beta and developer preview programs. Try the features and programs below, and help us improve and evolve our offerings. For Connected Devices Betas and Previews, click here.

Beta | Developer Preview


Start using these tools and features now to develop your skills.

Skill Validation API (Beta)

You can validate example phrases by using the Skill Validation API (beta) through the Skill Management API (SMAPI) or Alexa Skills Kit Command-Line Interface (ASK CLI).

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CanFulfillIntentRequest (Beta)

You can make your US English skills more discoverable when customers do not use your invocation name by adding support for the CanFulfillIntentRequest (beta) interface

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Developer Preview

Apply to receive access for qualified skills.

Alexa Presentation Language

The Alexa Presentation Language (APL) enables you to build interactive voice experiences that include graphics, images, slideshows, and video, and to customize them for different device types.

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Skill Connections

You can use skill connections (preview) to do more for your customers – including printing and scheduling taxis and restaurants – using functionality provided by other skills.

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