The Alexa Voice Service API provides support for Notifications for Amazon Alexa. The Notifications feature allows Alexa to proactively deliver content from domains and Alexa skills such as the Washington Post, AccuWeather, Life360, and more to any device with an AVS integration. Now customers can ask, “Alexa, what did I miss?” or “Alexa, what are my notifications?” and hear breaking news, weather alerts, and food delivery updates.
Emma has enabled notifications for several Alexa skills using the Amazon Alexa App. While cooking dinner, she hears a chime and notices a pulsing yellow LED on her smart thermostat with Alexa built-in. Emma asks, “Alexa, what did I miss?” and Alexa informs Emma that she has three notifications from enabled skills. Once Alexa reads through the notifications in Emma’s queue, the yellow LED turns off.