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.

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).

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

Developer Preview

Apply to receive access for qualified skills.

Notification for Alexa Skills

The notifications feature gives Alexa the capability to alert customers with information that is important to them and is already available for Amazon Shopping and select skills. You can sign up for adding notification to your skill.

Learn more »

Personalized Skill Response

Alexa voice profiles already provide customers personalized experiences with Alexa when playing music, making calls, sending messages and more. You can sign up for use of the Alexa Skills Kit to build personalized responses when Alexa recognizes a customer’s voice.

Learn more »