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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 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 19, 2018

Brian Crum

If you build lights, locks, or in-wall switches with Zigbee and certify with the Zigbee Alliance, you can easily add voice control with Alexa, and reach and delight more customers.

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January 24, 2018

Max Amordeluso

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Today we are delighted to announce that Echo Spot is now shipping to customers in the UK, Germany and Austria. Echo Spot brings customers everything they love about Alexa and Echo in an all-new compact design, combining the power of voice with a visual display.

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January 04, 2018

Mike Maas

Now you can build skills to enable customers to control their microwave ovens using Alexa and voice commands.

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January 04, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we released updates to the Smart Home Skill API to enable you to design skills that target cloud-connected cooking devices. Here is an overview of how to connect your microwave to Alexa.

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December 11, 2017

Jennifer King

Since 2013, August Home’s mission has been to build smart devices that help customers live safely and securely in their homes. To reach that goal, the company has created a variety of innovative door locks, doorbell cameras, keypads, and bridges.

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December 04, 2017

Jennifer King

Honeywell built two Alexa skills using the original Smart Home Skill API—one for its Total Connect Comfort app that is used to remotely control its thermostats, and one for the newer Lyric line of smart home devices. These skills gave users voice control over basic thermostat operations.

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November 02, 2017

Mike Maas

All customers in the US, UK, and Germany now have access to the new smart home experiences announced last month - including Routines, Alexa-enabled groups, and device viewing and control in the Alexa App.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

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Customers already use Alexa to control smart devices in their homes millions of times each day. Today, we have updated the Smart Home Skill API to make it easier for you to support Alexa, with a new discovery interface, asynchronous messages from your cloud, and proactive state updates.

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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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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Smart Home camera developers can now show customers live feeds on all versions of Fire TV and second-generation Fire TV sticks in the US, UK, and Germany.

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September 11, 2017

Martha Kang

Logitech built a smart home skill for Alexa to work with its Harmony remotes. Customers say simple commands, such as “Alexa, turn on the TV,” or “Alexa, play a DVD,” and Alexa sends the request to the Harmony skill.

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July 21, 2017

Martha Kang

The opportunity lies not in the individual devices but in creating seamless experiences for homeowners, says Bethesda Systems President Jon Stovall.

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July 20, 2017

Andrea Muttoni

We are happy to announce that lock control and query capabilities are now also available to developers building skills for the UK.

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