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Alexa Smart Screen SDK

The Alexa Smart Screen SDK enables device makers to build products that complement Alexa voice responses with rich visuals. Device makers can bring feature-rich and differentiated devices to market quickly including smart TVs, set-top boxes, soundbars, AV receivers, home theater hubs, and gaming consoles. The Alexa Smart Screen SDK is available in C++ source on GitHub, along with sample implementations for Raspberry Pi and support for production-grade platforms.


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Key Capabilities

Alexa Built-in

Bring popular Alexa features from the Echo Show to your screen-based devices so your customers can simply ask Alexa to discover and play videos, play music, view live feeds, get information, view photos, set timers, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

Rich Interactive Visuals

The bundled core render engine brings rich interactive visuals to your devices with support for Alexa Presentation Language (APL) skills that feature many elements - including graphics, images, slide shows, and customized outputs for various screen types.

Optimized for Screen Types

Alexa experiences are designed to not get in the way of watching video content when designing for television viewing experiences. Visual responses can be rendered via partial bottom or side panels, or as full screen visuals based on your use case.


Examples of What You Can Build

Rich Interactive Visuals

Information in TV
Weather in TV
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Next steps: Get started with the AVS Smart Screen SDK

Ready to build? Start with our documentation, visit our Github, or order a qualified hardware development kit.