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September 27, 2018

Paul Bernard

Today, we’re excited to announce investments in three early-stage companies building Alexa-powered experiences and extending the future of conversational AI.

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September 27, 2018

German Viscuso

La gran mayoría de las skills enviadas para publicación son rechazadas por errores sencillos que se pueden solucionar fácilmente. Compartiremos contigo algunos consejos y recursos para evitarlos y acelerar tu certificación.

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September 26, 2018

Max Amordeluso

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Alexa offers a new sales channel for brands and merchants who want to sell their products and services through their Alexa skills. Today, we are excited to announce Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills is now generally available to the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and France based merchants and developers.

 

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September 26, 2018

Udai Mody

Through Alexa Labs, you can get a sneak peek into what we’re creating and gain beta access to new projects. Learn about one of the latest projects we're cooking up for the Alexa Skills Kit to help make the skill-building process faster and easier.

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September 26, 2018

Zeynab Raeesy

The science behind Alexa's newly announced whisper mode, which enables her to respond to customers' whispers by whispering back.

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September 25, 2018

Metty Fisseha

We are excited to announce the release of consumables. Consumables are in-skill product that customers can purchase, use, and then purchase again.

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September 24, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

There are many ways Alexa technologies help people find engaging skills. Check out this post for a deeper look at those technologies and how you can leverage them to make your skills more discoverable.

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September 20, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

Today we’re excited to announce a preview of a new design language and tools that make it easy to create visually rich Alexa skills for tens of millions of Alexa devices with screens.

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September 20, 2018

Rick Carragher

Today, we’re excited to announce new developer tools in preview that make device setup easier for customers and let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

Gagan Luthra

Introducing the Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK and dev kit. The solutions enable device makers to create voice-forward, screen-based products with rich visual experiences.

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September 20, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

With the ASK Music Skill API, coming soon, you can enable your customers to access your entire music catalog via voice on tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices from Amazon and other manufacturers.

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September 20, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we announced two important updates to the Smart Home Skill API, available today in preview to developers in the US, which let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

Ben McInnis

Today, we are excited to announce the Alexa Connect Kit (Preview), or ACK. ACK is a new way for device makers to connect devices to Alexa without worrying about managing cloud services, writing an Alexa skill, or developing complex networking and security firmware.

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September 20, 2018

Sanjay Ramaswamy

When we announced Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) for Echo devices last year, we introduced a developer preview for third-party device makers to enable them to create similar Alexa MRM experiences for their products. Today, we make the development tools generally available to all device makers.

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September 20, 2018

David Frerichs

Learn how to get up and running with Alexa Multi-Room Music by understanding the right integration path for your use case. This blog explores two options for building whole-home audio experiences with Alexa.

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