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Alexa Skills Kit

Give Your Vision a Voice and Reach More Customers

What Is an Alexa Skill?

Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Echo family of devices including Echo Show and Echo Spot. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now tens of thousands of skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as other innovative designers and developers.

 

What Is the Alexa Skills Kit?

The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. ASK enables designers, developers, and brands to build engaging skills and reach customers through tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices. With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.

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Why Build Skills?

 Delight Customers with the UI of the Future

Lean on our expertise to reimagine your customer experience. Create elegant voice-first experiences that integrate voice, visual, and touch interfaces. Help shape the UI of the future and enable customers to engage via voice.

 Reach More Customers with the Voice Service They Prefer

Reach customers where they are through tens of millions of devices with Alexa. Engage with customers through the Echo family of devices, Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Alexa-enabled third-party devices such as Sonos One speakers and ecobee smart thermostats, and more.

 Earn Money, Save Money after You Build

Build quickly and easily with AWS Lambda. Once you publish your skill, apply to receive AWS promotional credits to be put toward your skill. You can also get paid for engaging skills that customers love via Alexa Developer Rewards.

Your Skill-Building Journey

 Learn

Get to know the Alexa Skills Kit and learn how you can add voice to your big idea.

See what's possible

 Design

Learn how to design for voice and start sketching out your skill's interaction.

Design for voice

 Build

Build your skill in the cloud with our toolkit, no coding knowledge required.

Build in the cloud

 Launch

Launch your skill in the Alexa Skills Store and reach tens of millions of customers.

Launch your skill

What’s New

Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks

Build and submit your best life hack skill for a chance to win your share of $250,000 in cash and prizes.

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Tips and Tutorials

Dissect the data from your JSON requests to uncover information you can use to enhance your skills.

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New Ways to Earn Money with Your Skills

Our two new features, in-skill purchasing and Amazon Pay, are available in developer preview.

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