Echo Buttons Skill API

Create Skills for Echo Buttons

What is the Echo Buttons Skill API?

The Echo Buttons Skill API enables you to build skills for Echo Buttons, physical buttons that connect to compatible Echo devices over Bluetooth.

With the Echo Buttons Skill API, you can control and receive input from Echo Buttons, such as skills that illuminate the buttons and react to button presses. You can create first-to-respond games, multiple choice games, sequence puzzles, sound effect generators, novelty experiences, and more.

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Echo Buttons Skill Interfaces

The Echo Buttons Skill API is comprised of two interfaces, Gadget Controller and Game Engine. Developers can combine both interfaces for a richer experience.

Gadget Controller

The Gadget Controller gives skills the power to control Alexa Gadgets, such as sending a “green” light command to Echo Buttons to indicate a correct response. 

Game Engine

The Game Engine is used to define and interpret button presses from Echo Buttons so that your skill can respond with assigned reactions.

Build a Trivia Game for Echo Buttons

Create an engaging trivia game for Alexa players with our
Echo Buttons trivia template. Get template »

See What Others Have Built for Echo Buttons

Get inspired by these innovative games, and start building your own Echo Button skills. 
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In this classic game, you can compete with friends in a fast-paced trivia race to the finish line. Be the first to buzz in and answer questions from one of six categories.

Can you keep up with the trickster’s lightning fast hands? Will you be more skillful when the tables have turned? Try your luck at this classic sleight of hand game.

In this pressure cooker pattern memory game, you will work together to communicate the right colors to press the right color combination to defuse a bomb!

Get ready for a fast dash of color-mashing fun as you decipher different parts of the message from outer space - level up to piece together the complete communication.

Think you're the fastest button slinger in the west? Challenge friends and family to the ultimate button showdown! Choose from two exciting gameplay modes: Quick Draw, for 2-4 players) and Last Player Standing (for 3-4 players).

Quiz game based on solving anagrams, suitable for 2-4 players. Alexa reads a series of letter clues, and the first player to buzz in and guess the word, gets the point!