Alexa Gadgets are part of a category of fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth. Alexa Gadgets extend Alexa’s capabilities to new modalities with motors, lights, sound chips, and more.
The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit offers self-service APIs, including Gadget Interfaces that expose metadata of Alexa’s capabilities on compatible Echo devices. It also includes technical documentation and sample code that facilitate direct pairing and connectivity, communication, and over-the-air (OTA) updates between your gadget and its paired Echo device. Building an Alexa Gadget does not require advanced processors, microphone and audio processing, or device cloud management.
Respond when the wake word is detected, such as a cuckoo clock that pops its head out when a customer says, “Alexa.” Learn more
Sync movement to text-to-speech, such as a robot that lip syncs as Alexa reads the local weather report. Learn more
Respond to notifications, such as a flag that raises each time a notification is received. Learn more
Respond when a timer has expired, such as an outdoor gong that chimes when backyard playtime has concluded. Learn more
Respond when an alarm has been triggered, such as a switch that releases dog food each time an alarm has expired. Learn more
Respond when a pre-set reminder has gone off, such as a pill box that plays a short tune and flashes an array of colors when it's time for daily vitamins. Learn more
Continually improve your product post-release using the OTA solution for Alexa Gadgets. Learn more
Create visual performances with songs from Amazon Music. Sign up below to be notified about feature updates.
Developers will be able to create gadgets for kids that are accompanied by compatible kid skills.
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