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October 11, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we are happy to announce new doorbell APIs for smart home cameras and doorbells, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation and monitoring.

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September 20, 2018

Rick Carragher

Today, we’re excited to announce new developer tools in preview that make device setup easier for customers and let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we announced two important updates to the Smart Home Skill API, available today in preview to developers in the US, which let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

Ben McInnis

Today, we are excited to announce the Alexa Connect Kit (Preview), or ACK. ACK is a new way for device makers to connect devices to Alexa without worrying about managing cloud services, writing an Alexa skill, or developing complex networking and security firmware.

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September 20, 2018

Kiyonori Kitasako

Echo Showにて、Amazonは最適な音声体験とビジュアルディスプレイを組み合わせた新しい製品カテゴリーを紹介してきました。また、Echo SpotやFire Tabletなど、より多くのAlexaを搭載したスクリーン付き製品も提供してきました。そして本日、10インチスクリーンとさらに強化されたビジュアル機能を持つ最新のEcho Showを発表しました。この発表とともに、各社デバイスメーカーのスクリーン付き製品にもAlexaを搭載できる新しいツールをリリースいたします。本ツールはデベロッパープレビューとして提供されます。

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August 28, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re excited to announce that contact and motion sensors can now be connected to Alexa, and that updates from sensors can now activate Alexa Routines, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation, monitoring, and control.

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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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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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