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Featured Announcements

Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to Include Hindi Language Support in India

Alexa now supports voice interactions in Hindi; US Spanish is coming soon. Starting early October, we are also enabling Multilingual Mode, which allows Alexa to switch between two languages. Alexa will automatically understand the language from user-spoken utterances and respond in the same language. Ask for the weather in Spanish, and Alexa will reply in Spanish. Multilingual Mode will be available in three pairs: English and Spanish in the US, Indian English and Hindi in India, and Canadian English and French in Canada.

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AVS Expands to Brazilian Portuguese, with devices from Intelbras, Bose, Sony, and LG

Starting Oct 8th, we are expanding Alexa Voice Service capabilities by bringing the Portuguese language to customers across Brazil. Customers can ask Alexa for the weather, get new food recipes, control smart home devices, listen to music, hear the news, and more – hands-free. Device makers can now access the new Brazilian Portuguese language models using AVS APIs, adding support for another language to their Alexa Built-in products.

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Build On-the-go Alexa Experiences with Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit

With expanded AMA features and solutions, it is now even easier for device makers to bring delightful Alexa experiences to headphones, earbuds, headsets, and other Bluetooth devices. New features include location-aware responses, and access to more music services. New solutions include a new development kit from Knowles, and two new turnkey headphone and earbud solutions from My Music Group.

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All Announcements

Date Category Announcement
10/3/2019 International AVS Expands to Brazilian Portuguese, with devices from Intelbras, Bose, Sony, and LG
9/25/2019 AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.15.0 released
9/25/2019 International AVS Supports Hindi; US Spanish and Multilingual Mode Coming Soon
9/24/2019 Alexa Amazon and leading technology companies announce the Voice Interoperability Initiative
9/5/2019 ODM / Dev Kits Announcing new white-box solutions and development kits from XMOS, MediaTek, Hansong, Third Reality, Horn, and Tatung to help device makers bring products to market faster
7/23/2019 ODM Introducing BuddyTalk from InnoMedia: An Intelligent Speakerphone with Alexa Built-in
7/15/2019
International Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to Include Hindi Language Support in India
7/11/2019 Dev Kits New resource to compare Amazon-qualified dev kits for AVS
7/9/2019 AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.14.0 released
6/28/2019 ODM AddOn released the Apollo Voice personal smart speaker with Alexa built-in
6/27/2019 Documentation Announcing new features and solutions for the Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit
6/27/2019 ODM My Music Group launched two new push-to-talk turnkey solutions that implement the Alexa Mobile Accessory protocol to connect with the Amazon Alexa App on iOS and Android smartphones
6/26/2019
Developer Portal Introducing Role Based Access Control for the AVS Developer Portal
6/11/2019 Dev Kits Knowles released the AISonic SmartMic Headset Development Kit for Amazon AVS
5/29/2019 ODM Two new ODMs added to the Alexa for PCs category: Emdoor and Huaqin
5/24/2019 Documentation Introducing Announcements on Alexa Built-in Devices
5/22/2019
Documentation AVS base URLs updated – Clients must adopt the new URLs, legacy URLs will remain supported
5/22/2019 AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.13.0 released
5/10/2019 Documentation New UX design guidance for the Attention System – Calling, Messaging, and Announcements
5/7/2019
Alexa for PCs Alexa on your PC is now hands-free
4/29/2019 International Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to include Spanish language support in the United States
4/16/2019 ODM Logitech launches Harmony Express Universal Voice Remote with Alexa Built-in
4/16/2019
Documentation New UX design guidance for buttons and interrupt behavior
4/11/2019
ODM Experience Amazon Alexa on your Set Top Box (STB) with “MyBox’s Alexa Kit”
4/11/2019 ODM JUNLAM Releases Soundbar with Alexa Built-in
4/10/2019 International Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to Brazil with Portuguese language
4/2/2019
AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.12.1 released
3/21/2019 International AVS Expands to Canadian French, with Sonos, Bose, Harman Kardon, Logitech, Jabra, and First Alert
3/13/2019
Developer Portal Introducing Product Access Control for the AVS Developer Portal
2/27/2019 Dev Kits NXP i.MX RT MCU-based AVS Solution
2/25/2019
AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.12.0 released
2/20/2019 Dev Kits Mesh Wi-Fi Systems with Alexa Built-in: Redefining How Users Interact with their Wireless Network

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