Alexa Voice Service

Bring Alexa to your connected products with Amazon's intelligent cloud-based voice service
How AVS Works

As an AVS developer, you can build products with access to Alexa’s growing list of capabilities and international availability through our regular API updates, feature launches, and from Alexa skills contributed by our active developer community. Best of all, AVS is free to use.

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Natural Voice Control

Alexa has finely tuned automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU) engines that recognize and respond to voice requests instantly. Learn more about AVS localization »

Always Getting Smarter

Alexa is always getting smarter with new capabilities and services through machine learning, regular API updates, feature launches, and custom skills from the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).

Free, Easy Integration

The AVS API is a programming language agnostic service that makes it easy to integrate Alexa into your devices, services, and applications. Best of all, it’s free. Build a prototype with Raspberry Pi »

AVS Now Offers Display Cards Support to Screen-Based Device Makers

We’re excited to announce Display Cards for AVS, a new capability for your Alexa-enabled product that uses visuals to complement Alexa voice responses. Starting today, Display Cards for AVS can enable your product to render “Now Playing” information for music and radio, as well as visual responses for general knowledge questions, weather, To-Do and Shopping Lists, calendar updates, and Alexa skills.

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Design Voice Experiences

Whether you’re building a hand-held device like a TV remote or developing a hands-free experience for a connected speaker, AVS provides flexibility to design the best voice experience for your product.

Read the design guidelines »

Build Alexa Directly into Your Device

AVS provides hardware and software development tools to help you easily build products with Alexa.

Whether you're building a hand-held device like a TV remote or smart watch or developing a hands-free experience for a connected speaker or home intercom system, we provide you with the development tools to create the best user experience for your Alexa-enabled product.

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Launch New Products with Alexa

Our Marketing and Brand Guidelines will provide you with an Amazon Alexa brand and messaging overview for how to integrate Alexa into your marketing, including packaging, promotional materials, and advertising. It also includes an overview of marketing recommendations and opportunities.

Your product will also need to go through certification for access to Amazon Music, Audible, and/or third-party media services. Submit for review »

See marketing and brand guidelines »

See What Others Have Built With Alexa

The Alexa family of devices gets bigger every day. Learn how these companies voice-enabled their products in our Developer Spotlight series.


The smart thermostat with built-in Alexa Voice Service and far-field voice control. Learn more »

Huawei Mate 9

The first Android smartphone featuring hands-free Amazon Alexa capabilities. Learn more »

Logitech ZeroTouch

A car phone holder with Amazon Alexa that brings hands-free voice control to any car. Learn more »

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