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August 16, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we are excited to announce live debugging for smart home devices (beta). With this new functionality, you can now view device change reports sent to Alexa and examine their content for errors and reliability.

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August 16, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we are excited to announce the addition of the Cameras Recap API to the Smart Home Skill API so that your smart home camera skill can enable customers to view recorded smart home camera video feeds on Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.

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August 09, 2018

Adam Foster

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Today, we are announcing the Alexa Auto SDK to help simplify the integration of Alexa into in-vehicle infotainment systems, so that our customers can take Alexa on the road.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

We are excited to announce that you can now request customer permission to access and use the contact information stored in their Alexa Customer Profiles.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Accelerate your skill development using the ASK Toolkit for Visual Studio Code (beta).

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July 30, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce proactive discovery and endpoint management, an addition to the Alexa Discovery APIs that allows customers to seamlessly update and maintain their devices and scenes with less direct interaction.

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July 25, 2018

Brendon Wilson

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Echo Spatial Perception (ESP) has moved to the cloud, introducing several benefits to developers. With Cloud ESP, all existing and new Alexa-enabled devices get the ESP feature with no requirement for device-side software changes.

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July 24, 2018

Nate Schulz

Echo Buttons Simulator

Now you can test your Alexa skills for Echo Buttons without owning an Echo, Echo Buttons, or any device using the Alexa simulator in the Alexa Developer Console.

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July 24, 2018

Bertrand Vacherot

We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge: Tech for Good with Devpost, an opportunity for you to create an Alexa skill that has a positive impact on the environment, your local community, and the world. Your skill can be in any category, as long as it has a positive impact on customers.

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July 23, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we are excited to announce equalizer (EQ) and sound mode controls for smart home entertainment devices, available today for customers in the US across the Amazon Echo family of devices, and on select Alexa-enabled devices built using the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).

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July 16, 2018

Azi Farjad

We are excited to announce that Alexa now supports kid skills in Australia and New Zealand. Aussie and Kiwi developers can now use the Australia and New Zealand Alexa Skills Kit to create skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids.

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July 16, 2018

Dylan Miller

Today we’re excited to announce Alerts interface version 1.3, which allows Alexa-enabled products to support several new features, including the deletion of multiple alerts, volume control using the Amazon Alexa App, and the selection of custom alert tones using the Amazon Alexa App.

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July 13, 2018

Metty Fisseha

The Show Mode update allows US customers to use their Fire Tablet as an Echo Show. The Show Mode Charging Dock props up the Fire Tablet while charging and defaults to Show Mode, allowing for even greater ease in hands-free use of voice-first skills on Alexa-enabled devices in the US.

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July 12, 2018

Justin Jeffress

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Announcing the new AMAZON.FallbackIntent in the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) built-in library. You can now add the right response to your Alexa skill in all English locales to handle unexpected customer requests with AMAZON.FallbackIntent.

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