Alexa Smart Screen SDK

Create Delightful Screen-Based Devices with Alexa

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.

Building a Device without Screen?


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.

Rich Interactive Visuals

Information in TV Portrait
Weather in TV Landscape
Shopping List Landscape



LG TVs with Alexa Built-in

Amazon Alexa is built in on 2019 LG TV models that feature artificial intelligence. Developed using the Alexa Smart Screen SDK, and delivered to customers via the Alexa app installed on LG UHD, NanoCell and OLED TVs with AI ThinQ®. Owners of compatible LG TVs can use the microphone on the TV remote to ask Alexa questions, control smart home products, access over 100,000 Alexa Skills and more, all without the need for a separate external device.

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