Alexa Voice Service

Building a Device with Alexa

Start creating a device with Alexa built-in. With AVS, your device gains access to the growing number of Alexa capabilities, including feature updates, custom skills, and international availability. The AVS speech engines live in the cloud and are made available through public APIs. Amazon provides you with options for how to connect with our APIs and create devices with Alexa built-in, whether with development tools like the AVS Device SDK and hardware reference solutions, or through AVS Solution Providers including Systems Integrators and Original Design Manufacturers.

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SDKs for Device Makers

AVS Device SDK

AVS provides programming interfaces, or APIs, that enable you to access our cloud-based voice service from your connected devices. The AVS Device SDK is optimized to make it easier for commercial device makers to leverage the AVS APIs and build clients that handle core Alexa functionality. This C++-based SDK is ideal for creating products with Alexa built-in like smart speakers, multi-room speakers, smart home devices, and more. 

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Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK

AVS makes it easy for device makers to build screen-based products that complement Alexa voice responses with rich visuals. The new Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK enables you to bring feature-rich and differentiated products to market with flexible CX options for a variety of devices including ambient screens, smart displays, tablets, televisions, and more. 

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Alexa Auto SDK

The Alexa Auto SDK simplifies the integration of Alexa into in-vehicle infotainment systems. It includes C++ source code and function libraries that enable your vehicle to process audio inputs and triggers, establish a connection with Alexa, and handle all Alexa interactions. The SDK also includes sample apps, build scripts, sequence diagrams, and documentation for Android and QNX operating systems on ARM and x86 processors. 

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Solution Providers

Dev Kits

Development Kits for AVS are reference solutions for creating devices with Alexa built-in. They include voice processing hardware and client software, helping you easily build voice-forward products while reducing cost and accelerating the integration process. 

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Original Design Manufacturers

Amazon works with select Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to provide commercial device makers with a simplified Alexa integration path. The ODMs offer turnkey solutions and streamlined processes for designing, testing, and manufacturing devices with Alexa built-in. 

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Systems Integrators

Amazon works with select Systems Integrators (SIs) to help commercial device manufacturers bring new devices with Alexa built-in to market. The Systems Integrators provide hardware modules, software, and services that accelerate the implementation, delivery, and support of devices with Alexa built-in. 

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