Since launching Alexa more than four years ago, customers have purchased more than 100 million Alexa-enabled devices, allowing them to interact with products in new, engaging ways. There’s no shortage of imaginative experiences, content, and brands that can be brought to life through board games, action figures, novelties, and more. Using the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit, you can simplify the technical burden of adding “smarts” to your smart toy. Alexa Gadgets Toolkit adapts to your product’s capabilities, giving you the freedom to exercise full creative control and deliver hours of entertainment to customers.
Amazon brought back family game night with the release of Echo Buttons, physical buttons that illuminate and can be pressed to play games. Using the Echo Buttons Skill API, developers have unlocked a range of experiences supported by Alexa Skills — from a quick trivia play session to an extended choose your own adventure game. You can take a similar approach by building your own gadget, game, or smart toy with immersive skill content that can be updated in real-time for continuously relevant and engaging customer experiences.
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Use the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit to build smart toys that respond to custom voice interactions with Alexa that you design. Or, build smart toys that react to existing customer interactions with Alexa.
Design unique, dynamic interactions between your smart toy and customer through an Alexa skill. For example, a mini keyboard that turns Alexa into an piano teacher, lighting up keys that correspond to a given sequence and providing customers feedback on whether they have pressed the right sequence of keys.
Create a smart toy that responds to existing customer interactions with Alexa, such as setting timers, receiving notifications, playing music, and more. For example, a clock that flashes LEDs when a laundry alarm on their Echo device is reached.
For smart toy creators looking to build products intended for younger audiences, enter your contact information below for further information, and to be considered our invite-only Private Beta. All products targeted to kids under the age of 13 must have an accompanying kid skill, that is linked to your product’s “gadget ID” in order to enable its functionality. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we require permission from a parent before kid skills can be used.