Editor's Note: Our monthly release roundup series showcases the latest in Alexa Skills Kit developer tools and features that can make your skills easier to manage, simpler to deploy, and more engaging for your customers. Build with these new capabilities to enable your Alexa skills to drive brand or revenue objectives.
In this roundup video we share details about the new features and tools released for skill developers last month, including the CLI V2, Alexa Speaking Styles, and the Education Skills API.
Starting today, you can use a new long-form Alexa speaking style to create a more natural and engaging experience for content such as news articles or blogs. We are also extending the availability of speaking styles to select Amazon Polly voices. You can use the news and conversational speaking styles for Amazon Polly Matthew and Amazon Polly Joanna voices, and the news speaking style in the US Spanish Amazon Polly voice, Lupe. You can also use 10 additional Amazon Polly voices to enrich your skills. Read the blog or see the documentation.