Voice is the most natural form of user interaction, and recent advancements in speech recognition and natural language understanding technology are now enabling us to control our connected devices with speech. We believe that voice can simplify the modern lifestyle, providing us with a unifying interface across devices so we can be entertained, stay informed, and organize our lives by just asking.
Alexa is always getting smarter through machine learning and the addition of new capabilities. AVS simplifies building voice-enabled products by handling complex Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) processes in the cloud.
AVS provides easy-to-use interfaces to core functionality such as speech recognition and synthesis, audio playback, and other Alexa capabilities like alarms, calendars, and third-party skills developed using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
Alexa-enabled products deliver consistent voice experiences across categories and use cases. When you integrate with AVS, your product becomes part of a growing collection of devices, services, and skills, attracting new customers looking for technology that works with the Alexa family.
Offer access to streaming media from providers like Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and SiriusXM. Also access Flash Briefings, Audible, weather and traffic updates, movie times, and more. Just ask.
Enable customers to voice control their smart homes, including lights, switches, thermostats, locks, and more. Alexa-enabled devices offer voice control for any Works with Amazon Alexa smart home device.
Help your customers stay organized by enabling them to set timers, alarms, reminders, and calendar updates, as well as multitask with To-Do and Shopping Lists. All they have to do is ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
Give customers access to thousands of custom skills, including Domino’s, Uber, Jeopardy, and Starbucks on any Alexa-enabled product. New skills are added by developers building with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
Proactively deliver content from Alexa skills and domains to any device with an AVS integration. Now customers can ask, “Alexa, what are my notifications?” and hear updates, breaking news, weather alerts, and more. Learn More »
Render a “Now Playing” interface for music and books, as well as graphical information for weather, To-Do and Shopping Lists, calendar updates, and custom skills on any screen-based device with Alexa. Learn More »
Access localized language, search, and skills in a growing number of international regions. Easily enable your product to access language or region-specific models, reaching even more customers. Learn More »
Leverage dev tools to quickly and cost effectively build Alexa-enabled products. Hardware and software development kits make it easier to build hands-free products with AVS. Learn More »
The advantages of piezoelectric MEMS microphones over standard capacitive microphones. Learn More »
We’re starting a new series on the Alexa Blog where we dive into the components of AVS. Learn More »
We have simplified product capability management, added new analytics tools, and refreshed our overall look and feel. Learn More »
We announced two new developer tools that bring enhanced music experiences with Alexa to wireless and connected speakers. Learn More »
Have a question about AVS or a new feature? Read our FAQs for answers and resources. Learn more »
Post questions, share comments, and read about new ideas from other developers and engineers. Learn more »
Get started with AVS by reading our technical documentation and registering as an Alexa developer. Learn more »
The first step to building an Alexa-enabled product is understanding the technology and design considerations for voice-forward interaction. We provide you with development tools and sample projects to quickly and easily build your own Alexa-enabled prototype.
The Alexa family of devices gets bigger every day. Learn how these companies integrated AVS into their products in our Developer Spotlight series below, and shop available products on the Alexa-Enabled Storefront