Alexa for Headphones

Build On-the-Go Connected Headphones

An Intelligent Voice Service for Your Headphones

Create engaging on-the-go Alexa customer experiences for your existing or new headphone, headset, or earbud products. With a simple path to integrate Alexa services, you can bring your Alexa built-in product to market and tap into various media service providers and Alexa connected products. Your customers can ask Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, manage calendars, get weather updates, and access tens of thousands of Alexa skills.

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Spotlight: Bose QC 35 II

The QuietComfort 35 (QC 35 II) Wireless Headphones II are the top-performing wireless headphones from Bose, a leader in the industry. They deliver astonishing sound quality for enjoying music, are engineered with world-class noise cancellation technology, and now, are optimized for Amazon Alexa. The QC 35 II headphones provide users instant access to Alexa with the touch of the Action button on the left earcup.

Bose QC 35 II is the first in-market headphone that implements Amazon's Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) protocol. The AMA protocol is designed to allow device makers to readily connect Bluetooth-enabled audio devices with the Amazon Alexa App, enabling hands-free Alexa experiences across a range of device types, including headphones, automotive accessories, portable Bluetooth speakers, and wearable electronics. The accessory device communicates control and voice data messages with the Alexa App over Bluetooth using a BLE or RFCOMM connection. The Alexa App then mediates all communications and protocol interactions to Alexa Voice Service, and coordinates any responses played back to the user through a combination of protocol responses and A2DP based playback.

Amazon manages and maintains the features and functions of the Alexa App for Android and iOS in all countries where Alexa is available, ensuring that AMA accessories stay up-to-date with all the features that Alexa has to offer. Customers just need their favorite AMA accessory and the Alexa App to get started.

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Benefits

For New and Existing Headphones

Add Alexa to either your existing or upcoming headphones. With our solution, you can build, test, and certify your headphones within weeks.

Always Getting Smarter

The Alexa App (iOS and Android) handles Alexa Voice Service integration on your behalf. Every Alexa App update instantly provides the latest benefits and features to your device automatically.

On-the-Go Experiences

Give your customers an optimized Alexa experience when they are on-the-go. In addition to music, Alexa Calling and Messaging, and tens of thousands of Alexa skills, customers can access location-specific information including weather, movies, sports, and directions (coming soon).

Evaluation

Build with the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit

The Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit enables device makers to easily connect Bluetooth-enabled audio devices with Alexa using the Amazon Alexa App on Android and iOS devices.

The AMA Kit is generally available to all device makers.

Read Documentation on the AMA protocol and AMA Kit on the Developer Portal »

Prototype with Development Kits

Development kits are reference solutions for creating devices with Alexa built-in. Start building with qualified development kits that support the AMA protocol.

Learn about the Qualcomm Smart Headset Reference Design for Amazon AVS »

Accelerate with Systems Integrators

Amazon works with select Systems Integrators (SIs) to help commercial device manufacturers bring new devices with Alexa built-in to market. Work with SIs that have Amazon-qualified AMA solutions: Bragi, Cardinal Peak, and Linkplay.

See Systems Integrators »

Terms

Amazon Developer Services Agreement

All device makers building with AVS must adhere to our terms and agreements.

See Amazon Developer Services Agreement »

AVS Program Requirements

These Program Requirements are part of the Amazon Developer Services Agreement. You must ensure that you and all of your AVS Products and AVS Components (if applicable) comply with these Program Requirements at all times.

See AVS Program Requirements »

Other Devices

Speakers & Receivers
PCs
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