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Introducing Announcements on Alexa Built-in Devices

Alexa Voice Service (AVS) has made Announcements available for certified Alexa built-in products to implement and new ones that pass the provided self-tests and certification. Alexa Announcements enables customers to make and receive one-way announcements to and from compatible Alexa built-in devices in their household.

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Alexa Announcements Webinar

Alexa Announcements is now available to commercial device makers for certified Alexa built-in products to implement into Alexa built-in products. Join us for our webinar on Wednesday, June 26 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PDT for more information.

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AVS is Expanding to Include Spanish Language Support in the United States

We’re excited to announce that developers and commercial hardware manufacturers who want to develop products with Alexa built-in for Spanish-speaking customers in the US can request early access to the invite-only Alexa Voice Service developer preview.

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Date Announcement
5/29/2019 Two new ODMs added to the Alexa for PCs category: Emdoor and Huaqin
5/24/2019 Introducing Announcements on Alexa Built-in Devices
5/22/2019 AVS base URLs updated – Clients must adopt the new URLs, legacy URLs will remain supported
5/22/2019 AVS Device SDK v1.13.0 released
5/10/2019 New UX design guidance for the Attention System – Calling, Messaging, and Announcements
5/7/2019 Alexa on your PC is now hands-free
4/29/2019 Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to include Spanish language support in the United States
4/16/2019 Logitech launches Harmony Express Universal Voice Remote with Alexa Built-in
4/16/2019 New UX design guidance for buttons and interrupt behavior
4/11/2019 Experience Amazon Alexa on your Set Top Box (STB) with “MyBox’s Alexa Kit”
4/11/2019 JUNLAM Releases Soundbar with Alexa Built-in
4/10/2019 Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to Brazil with Portuguese language
4/2/2019 AVS Device SDK v1.12.1 released
3/21/2019 AVS Expands to Canadian French, with Sonos, Bose, Harman Kardon, Logitech, Jabra, and First Alert
3/13/2019 Introducing Product Access Control for the AVS Developer Portal
2/27/2019 NXP i.MX RT MCU-based AVS Solution
2/25/2019 AVS Device SDK v1.12.0 released
2/20/2019 Mesh Wi-Fi Systems with Alexa Built-in: Redefining How Users Interact with their Wireless Network

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