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January 31, 2018

Ted Karczewski

We are excited to accelerate Alexa momentum today by opening up the Alexa Voice Service to all third-party device makers building products for customers in Australia and New Zealand. This launch follows up on the November 2017 release of the Alexa Skills Kit for these regions.

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December 19, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Come meet the Amazon Alexa team at CES 2018. We have planned several panel and workshop sessions, as well as offline activations just outside the LVCC. All of this in addition to exciting new announcements from brands building magical voice experiences with Alexa technology.

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December 18, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Earlier this year, GE announced its new Alexa-enabled lamp, the Sol, with built-in Alexa Voice Service. Recently, we spoke with Tom Stimac, GE Lighting's chief technical manager, to learn how voice and Alexa have impacted GE's product roadmap.

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November 07, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Today, we’re excited to announce that several device makers integrating the Alexa Voice Service into their connected products have opened them up for invite-only access in Japan.

私達は本日、日本で実施される招待制プログラムを通じて、Alexa Voice Serviceをコネクテッド製品に搭載した製品が複数のデバイスメーカー様から発表された事に対しとても嬉しく思います。

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October 24, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Earlier this month, Sonos announced that its newest speaker will come integrated with Amazon Alexa, and if you are one of the many across the US, UK, and Germany who preordered the Sonos One, yours should arrive by mail soon.

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September 28, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We're excited to announce that the Alexa Voice Service API now comes with support for the new Notifications functionality. The feature allows Alexa to proactively indicate that there is new content from core features, such as Shopping updates, and Alexa skills for the user to retrieve.

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September 14, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We recently updated the Developer Portal to better serve the AVS community’s growing and diverse needs by making new self-service content publicly available, simplifying product capability management, adding new Analytics tools, and refreshing our overall look and feel.

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Amazon Alexa is breaking out of the home. With the Alexa app on the HTC U11, you can bring the same voice control features you love at home on the road. By simply saying, “Alexa, turn on my air conditioning,” your home will be nice and cool by the time you get home from work this summer. 

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

The Eufy Genie, a new far-field Alexa-enabled smart home device from Anker, hopes to be the key for customers who want to add hands-free voice control and cloud-based intelligence to every room in their home, connecting their favorite devices and services.

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July 26, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Today we introduce the Smart Life Roadshow, a traveling smart home that showcases the latest advances in intelligent voice technology. The roadshow features a 30-foot trailer outfitted with products integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, Intel supporting technology, and much more.

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June 21, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Today we’re excited to announce Display Cards for AVS, a new capability for your AVS product that uses visuals to complement Alexa voice responses for music, weather, calendar, and more. We have also updated our prototyping project for Raspberry Pi on GitHub to help you quickly get started.

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June 20, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We’re excited to announce that device makers building with the Alexa Voice Service can now offer their customers over 150 channels of SiriusXM programming—including commercial-free music, plus sports, news, comedy, entertainment, and more.

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May 31, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Alexa and ecobee are at the forefront of voice user interface (VUI) design. We spoke with Tarun Tuli, director of embedded systems at ecobee, to learn how he and his team are approaching product development with voice control as the primary user interface.

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May 22, 2017

Ted Karczewski

If you’re a Dish Network subscriber, or you’re thinking about becoming one, finding the perfect show or movie just got a lot easier with Alexa voice control. Dish Network subscribers can now voice control their TV experience with the Hopper DVR set-top box and the Echo Family of Devices.

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May 15, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We’re excited to introduce Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification, a new feature that improves “Alexa” wake word accuracy on AVS products by identifying and reducing false wakes caused by like-sounding words.

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