Amazon Echo is a category of device designed around your voice – it is hands-free and always on. Customers ask Echo for information, music, news, and weather from across the room and get answers instantly. TechCrunch said “Amazon Echo proves the viability of voice-based home computing.” Echo was the #1 seller across all $100+ products on Amazon.com on Black Friday.
Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo. Dot has a built-in speaker and also connects over Bluetooth or with the included audio cable—to your own speaker.
Alexa—the brain behind Echo and Echo Dot—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. Third-party skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, opening your garage with Garageio, and more. Your skills enable customers to do even more— customers can simply discover and enable the skills they want to use in the Alexa App.
The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. All of the code runs in the cloud – nothing is on any user device. Build your first voice experience for Alexa today.