AVS for International

New language and regional services for building voice-forward products with Alexa

Reach New Customers

AVS offers language and region-specific services to developers, enabling localized voice experiences. Language models and regional services are all built in the cloud, so developers don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting. Now customers can speak to Alexa and receive responses and content in their preferred language and region.

Supported regions include UK, Germany, Austria, India, and Japan.

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How AVS Localization Works:

A customer located in the UK

Emma is an Amazon customer located in London. She recently purchased a device with an AVS integration. During the out-of-the-box experience, Emma links to her Amazon account where she has set the UK as her primary marketplace. The setting allows Emma to speak with Alexa in UK-English, access region-specific and multi-language skills such as MyTaxi, JustEat, the BBC, and more, as well as voice shop on Amazon.co.uk.

A customer located in the US

Ben is a German-speaking Amazon customer located in Seattle. He recently purchased a device with an AVS integration. During the out-of-the-box experience, Ben links to his Amazon account, where he has set the U.S. as his primary marketplace. Wanting to speak with Alexa in German, Ben switches his primary language to German on the device. The setting allows Ben to speak German to Alexa, but still access local skills in the U.S.

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Category US UK DE IN* JP*
Music Amazon Music
TuneIn
iHeartRadio
Pandora
SiriusXM
Amazon Music
TuneIn
Amazon Music
TuneIn
Amazon Music
TuneIn
Saavn
Amazon Music
TuneIn
Books Audible
Kindle: Read Books
Audible
Kindle: Read Books
Audible
Kindle: Read Books
Kindle: Read Books Kindle: Read Books
Smart Home Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Shopping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wikipedia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traffic Reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Timers and Alarms Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IFTTT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alexa Skills Yes, see US skills Yes, see UK skills Yes, see DE skills Yes, see IN Skills Guide Coming Soon


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