Alexa Voice Service Expands to Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru

Marcus Veal Mar 31, 2021
News Alexa Voice Service

Starting today, device makers can use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to integrate Alexa directly into their products in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru. You can now offer your Alexa Built-in products to more customers, with a growing number of Alexa features, smart home integrations, and skills. Customers can listen to popular Spanish content and their favorite musicians on Amazon Music Unlimited and Spotify, or listen to audiobooks from popular authors on Audible Latino. Other popular features are supported including timers, alarms, weather, smart home, Alexa-to-Alexa calling, and more. A certification process is required before launching new, or existing Alexa Built-in devices in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and / or Peru.

Supported Language

Customers can use Alexa with the Spanish-US language setting and access the US Alexa skills store in both Spanish and English.

Supported Features

Hear the News

Alexa can read the news from regional and local news sources including Infobae and Telemundo Noticias. Customers can also access global news sources such as Noticias principales de Associated Press, Al Jazeera Briefing, Bloomberg Money Minute, and Reuters News Briefing (World). Just say “Alexa, ¿cuáles son las noticias?”

Ask Questions

Ask Alexa questions, including those about local football leagues, holidays, cultural events, food, history, places, celebrities and more. For example, Alexa, ¿quién es Arturo Vidal?", “Alexa, ¿en cuánto está el dólar?”, or “Alexa, ¿cuáles son los siguientes partidos de la primera división de Argentina?”

Get the Weather

Ask Alexa about local, national, and international weather forecasts. For example: “Alexa, ¿va a llover mañana?”, “Alexa, ¿cuál es el clima?”, or “Alexa, ¿cuál es el clima este fin de semana?”

Play Music

Alexa offers a seamless, hands-free music experience with premier music services including Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify and TuneIn, which provides access to local radio stations like La 100 (Argentina), Corazón FM (Chile), Radio Wao (Costa Rica) and Radio Exitosa (Peru). Control volume and playback of songs by saying “Alexa, sube el volumen” or “Alexa, siguiente canción.”

Control your Smart Home

Use Alexa to turn off the lights to go to sleep or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all using just your voice. Alexa works with compatible devices such as plugs and bulbs from global brands including Philips Hue and TP-Link.

Enjoy Hands-free Calling and Messaging

Talk hands-free to anyone with a supported Alexa device or the Alexa app—no tapping or searching required. Your contacts will hear and see your name when they receive the call so they know who is calling. You can also send messages via voice to anyone with a supported Alexa device or the Alexa app. Just say “Alexa, llama a mamá,” or “Alexa, envía un mensaje a Natalia.” Additionally, you can enable the Drop-In feature on supported devices to check in on the living room or instantly connect with family members near and far.

Set Timers and Alarms

Set up multiple alarms and timers with your voice. Just say “Alexa, pon la alarma para las 6 a.m.,” or “Alexa, ¿cuánto tiempo queda en mi temporizador?”

Create Shopping and To-Do Lists

Alexa can help you stay organized by creating and managing your To-Do and Shopping lists. Just say “Alexa, agrega café a mi lista de compras,” “Alexa, pon ‘llamar a mamá’ en mi lista de cosas por hacer,” or “Alexa, ¿qué tengo en mi lista de compras?”

Reach Customers in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru with Your Alexa Built-in Devices

We are excited for you to delight customers in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru with your Alexa Built-in devices. To learn more, contact your Amazon representative or email to submit your request.