Starting today, Alexa and Echo devices are available to all customers in India. Customers can now order an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Harman Kardon Allure from Amazon.in and start enabling Alexa skills. Customers can explore from over 12,000 skills in the India Alexa Skills Store across multiple categories including Business & Finance, Food & Drink, Games, Music & Audio, News and more.
This launch opens up new opportunities for Alexa developers based in India and worldwide to reach new customers in the region. You can start building new Alexa skills today with the Alexa Skills Kit, our collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples. With ratings and reviews now available on the India Alexa Skills Store, you can view your skill’s rating along with feedback from users instantly.
It’s easy to start building for voice with Alexa. Explore our tutorials, watch our on-demand webinars, and join the Alexa skills training courses to learn how to design and build engaging voice experiences. If you’re already an Alexa developer and have published skills for customers in the US or UK, you can enhance your skill by extending support for multiple languages including English (India) for India customers.
Don't have an Amazon Echo device? Test your Alexa skill using the Test Simulator (beta).
The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) enables developers to integrate Alexa directly into their products, bringing the convenience of voice control to any connected device. You can follow our Quick Start Guide to begin developing an Alexa-enabled prototype with the AVS Device SDK or visit the AVS International page to learn how to update your existing device to support new languages and region-specific content.
Publish an Alexa India skill this month and get a free, limited-edition Alexa developer t-shirt. All skill types are eligible for this promotion. You can use our templates to get started quickly, and then build the skill of your dreams. If more than 100 customers enable and use your skill in the first 30 days, you could also receive an Echo Dot. Learn more.