From household devices that people use every day like lights and locks, to new devices that only you can imagine, you can connect any device to Alexa to deliver a better customer experience. With Alexa, you can enable customers to control your device using their voice, and automatically using Alexa Routines. You can also build fun accessories that respond in synchronization with a customer’s Echo device. And you can certify your products through the Works with Alexa program to make it easy for customers to discover them and to ensure an intuitive and hassle-free experience.
Device templates provide reference capability interfaces for the Smart Home Skill API that you can use to model your device’s features.
You can allow customers to turn smart lights on and off, change the brightness of lights, and specify colors and color temperatures using Alexa.
Your customers can ask Alexa to view live and recorded video feeds from your smart home cameras on Echo Show, Echo Spot, and FireTV. You can specify a variety of camera stream attributes including protocol, resolution, authorization type, and codecs.
You can enable customers to use Alexa to control thermostat settings and to query current temperatures. We support single, dual, and triple set-point thermostats, as well as mode query and control.
With Alexa, your customers can use their voices to access advanced features of microwaves and other cooking devices. Hands-free control makes kitchen tasks faster and easier.
You can enable voice control of smart TVs, receivers, and other entertainment devices including inputs, channels, and speakers. Playback controls enable customers to fast forward, rewind, pause, and more.
Alexa can check the state of door locks, and lock them for your customers. You can choose whether to respond to lock requests synchronously or asynchronously, depending on, among other factors, how fast your device can complete the request.
With the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), you can build your own Alexa Gadgets – 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 Smart Home Skill API (Preview) is flexible enough to support almost any smart device. You can use our device interfaces like building blocks, putting them together in interesting ways to support any device.
“Giving customers the ability to control everything in their living room with their voice—including TVs, gaming consoles, sound systems, and even smart lights—lets them take their entertainment to a whole new level,” says Chris Wood, Product Manager for Voice Solutions.
Using the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), Gemmy created a variety of dancing plush animatronics that respond to customer interactions with Alexa, such as lip syncing to Alexa's reading of the weather report, reacting to timers, and moving and grooving to tunes from Amazon Music.
Big Ass Fans (BAF) felt voice was definitely the user interface of the future. BAF customers can simply say, "Alexa, turn up the fan" to control their smart ceiling fan - no wall switch or mobile app required.