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November 07, 2018Sanjay Ramaswamy
Today, the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) is introducing an AVS Hosted Splash screen to create a better and more consistent Alexa registration experience for devices with Alexa built-in. We are introducing the AVS Hosted Splash screen for two reasons: to eliminate the time device makers spend engineering their own webview to host an Alexa splash screen and to help improve customer engagement with Alexa built-in products. Amazon will continuously monitor and regularly improve the AVS Hosted Splash screen, which currently features three content zones optimized for registrations: graphic, copy, and call-to-action. This will also ensure consistency of the Alexa registration experience across all devices.
You will need to request the new alexa:voice_service:pre_auth scope and the alexa:all scope when requesting Login with Amazon (LWA) to register a new customer (and remove your existing splash screen if applicable). The AVS Hosted Splash screen will then be deployed automatically to the device that creates a LWA request in the companion app. See our documentation for more details.
If you already have a product in market, you can choose to either keep your existing splash screen or update to the AVS Hosted Splash screen. If you are developing a new product, you must use the AVS Hosted Splash screen and you no longer need to build and host your own Alexa splash screen.
AVS makes it easy to develop products with Alexa built-in and bring voice-forward experiences to your customers. Through AVS, you can add a new natural user interface to your products and offer your customers access to a growing number of Alexa features, smart home integrations, and skills. Get Started.