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What Is an Alexa-Enabled Product?

Alexa Enabled is a category of products with built-in access to Alexa. You can talk to the device with the wake word “Alexa,” and receive voice responses and content instantly. Alexa-enabled products work with Alexa skills and Alexa compatible smart home devices and gadgets, bringing familiar capabilities from the Amazon Echo family of devices to a range of new form factors and use cases developed by leading brands.

Why Alexa Voice Service?

The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) enables you to access cloud-based Alexa capabilities with the support of AVS APIs, hardware kits, software tools, and documentation. We simplify building voice-forward products by handling complex speech recognition and natural language understanding in the cloud, reducing your development costs and accelerating your time to market. Best of all, regular Alexa updates bring new features to your product and add support for a growing assortment of compatible smart home devices. Build with AVS, and become part of the Alexa family.

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Learn about the cloud-based Alexa capabilities available through AVS and how to build richer customer experiences for your product.

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Design a high-quality Alexa experience with best practices and guidelines for AVS functional, UX, and hardware design.

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Build with a range of software and hardware reference solutions, including APIs, SDKs, dev kits, SI modules, and ODM designs.

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Prepare your product for self-testing and become eligible for Amazon badges and marketing opportunities.

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What's New?

AVS Introduces the First System Integrator Solutions for Set-Top Boxes

Video content service providers and their consumers recognize the compelling use cases for set-top boxes with Alexa built-in. AVS Systems Integrators ARRIS, Cisco IVP, DiscVision, and Technicolor have launched set-top box solutions.

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IFA 2018: Alexa Devices Continue Expansion

At IFA 2018 in Berlin, we saw even more global device makers building with Alexa technology, enabling hands-free voice control for smart home appliances, PCs, headphones, soundbars, and more.

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Alexa Auto Software Development Kit Now Available

We’re excited to announce the Alexa Auto SDK, which makes it easier than ever for automotive developers to integrate Alexa into in-vehicle infotainment systems.

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AVS Coming Soon to Mexico

Device makers will soon be able to launch products with Alexa built-in in Mexico with access to Spanish voice responses, cloud-based services, and Alexa skills. Commercial device makers can request early access to the invite-only developer preview now.

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International Availability

AVS offers language and region-specific services to developers, enabling localized Alexa experiences for customers.

Supported Regions:   Supported Languages:
USA India English
United Kingdom Japan German
Ireland Australia Japanese
Canada New Zealand French
Germany Italy (Coming Soon) Italian (Coming Soon)
Austria Spain (Coming Soon) Spanish (Coming Soon)
France Mexico (Coming Soon)  

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Success Stories

Sonos One

Voice control your entire Sonos home sound system with Amazon Alexa.

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

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The Eufy Genie

Add far-field Alexa voice control to every room in the home with this speaker from Anker.

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We're hiring for a variety of roles across the organization. Come help us build the future of technology with voice. See Alexa Voice Service Jobs »