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November 15, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today, we announced that Alexa devices are coming to Canada. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for customers in Canada using the new English (Canada) language model.

If you are new to skill development, check out this detailed walkthrough to get started.

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October 04, 2017

Amit Jotwani

Today, we announced that Alexa devices are coming to India. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for customers in India using the new English (India) language model.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Today we released updates to the Smart Home Skill API that make it easier for you to support customer smart home experiences with Alexa. migrating existing functionality to the updated API is straightforward, and you can ensure a seamless migration for existing customers.

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July 13, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today we announced that we now enable companies to control entertainment devices with the Smart Home Skill API in the Alexa Skills Kit. Here is an overview of how to connect your TVs, AV Receivers, IR Hubs, and even connected speakers to Alexa.

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June 21, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today, we are incredibly excited to announce a new feature for Alexa developers to take advantage of: entity resolution. This enables you to define synonyms for the Alexa Service to resolve rather than having to figure this out in your code.

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June 14, 2017

Marion Desmazieres

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This is part six and the final blog of our Makers Academy series for Ruby developers. Learn more about this free training on the Alexa Skills Kit and read part onepart twopart threepart four, and part five

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June 08, 2017

David Isbitski

Today we announced the Video Skill API, a new addition to the Alexa Skills Kit. Companies can now teach Alexa how to interface with their video content and services. And you can build experiences that allow your customers to easily find and consume video content without invoking a specific skill.

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June 08, 2017

David Isbitski

Today we announced that we now enable video providers to control content with the Video Skill API, a new addition to the Alexa Skills Kit. Here is an overview of how to create video skills for Alexa so that your customers can easily find and consume video content without invoking a specific skill.

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June 05, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

We're excited to share the Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide, a resource built on the experiences of the Amazon Alexa team, the skill builder community, and established industry practices.

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May 25, 2017

Marion Desmazieres

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This is part five of our Makers Academy series for Ruby developers. Learn more about this free training on the Alexa Skills Kit and read part one, part two, part three, and part four.

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May 08, 2017

Scott Dart

Alexa skills are, by design, inherently stateless. But there are many times when you need to make decisions on what to do next based on what happened previously.  In short, you need to do some state management.

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May 05, 2017

Marion Desmazieres

Makers-training-04_blog-01.pngThis is part four of our Makers Academy series for Ruby developers. Learn more about this free training on the Alexa Skills Kit and read part one, part two and part three.

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April 27, 2017

Liz Myers

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Today, we are excited to announce five new SSML tags in the US, UK, and Germany that you can use with Alexa, including whispers, expletive bleeps, and more.

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April 20, 2017

Ryan Van der Elst


 

We’ve been listening to the developer community, and one of the most requested features we receive is the ability to preserve your login status when using the Node.js authentication service. With today's update, the Node.js service will now save the refresh token it gets from LWA to disk.

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April 18, 2017

David Isbitski

We are happy to announce a new Alexa skill builder, which provides a more intuitive interface for you to easily create engaging Alexa skills. You can also use this tool to build natural dialogs to provide more intelligent responses to user requests.

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