Explore AVS Features
Learn about the various Alexa Voice Service (AVS) features that Amazon requires or recommends implementing to create a positive experience for your device users.
Learn about the AVS Alerts feature, which enables users to set and manage timers, alarms, and reminders:
Alexa Presentation Language (APL) for multimodal experiences
Learn about the Alexa Presentation Language (APL) collection of APIs for AVS-enabled devices with visual displays, such as smart TVs, which allow those devices to receive and present Alexa visual responses:
Learn about the AVS AudioPlayer feature for managing, controlling, and reporting on streaming audio content on AVS-enabled devices:
Learn about the AVS connected speaker option. Connected speakers separate input and output to direct music output to the separate audio system and direct all Alexa text-to-speech (TTS) responses, such as weather or Flash Briefing, to an Alexa input device.
Learn about display cards for AVS, which allow a device to render visual content, such as calendars, weather, and shopping lists:
Learn about the available generic controller interfaces, which are general-purpose interfaces that you can use to model different components for your AVS implementation:
Named timers and reminders
Named Timers and Reminders are part of the Alerts feature of AVS. The Named Timers feature allows Alexa users to set and manage multiple timers at a time by giving an identifying name to each timer. Reminders are alerts that Alexa plays at a time specified by a user. Learn how to enable this feature for your device:
Learn about how to use Notification indicators to inform end users that new content is available from Alexa skills and domains:
Learn the concepts behind the
SpeechRecognizer interface, which your device must implement to capture and interact with user speech:
Alexa can play music and other content from external content providers, including Amazon Music, Audible, TuneIn, and audio streaming through Alexa Skills. Learn about the requirements to implement streaming content from AVS on your device: