Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Python

The ASK SDK for Python makes it easier for you to build highly engaging skills, by allowing you to spend more time on implementing features and less on writing boiler-plate code.

To help you get started with the SDK we have included the following guides. In the future, we plan to include more documentation and samples too.


Setting Up The ASK SDK

This guide will show you how to include the SDK as a dependency in your Python project.

Developing Your First Skill

Walks you through step-by-step instructions for building the Hello World sample.

Sample Skills

Provides a comprehensive list of skill samples using the SDK.

SDK Supported Alexa Capabilities

Provides a list of Alexa capabilities that are supported in the ASK SDK.

SDK Features

Request Processing

Covers how to build request handlers, exception handlers, and request and response interceptors.

Response Building

Covers how to use the ResponseBuilder to compose multiple elements like text, cards, and audio into a single response.

Configuring Skill Instance

Covers how to construct a Skill object in your Alexa skill code.

Skill Attributes

Covers how to use skill attributes to store and retrieve skill data.

Skill Builders

Covers how to configure and construct a skill instance.

Alexa Service Clients

Covers how to use service clients in your skill to access Alexa APIs.

Alexa Out-Of-Session Service Clients

Covers how to call Alexa APIs that work out of skill's session context. For example, to send notifications to skill users outside the normal skill flow, etc.

Hosting Skills as Webservice

Covers how to host a skill as a web service.

SDK API Reference

Latest SDK Version

The ASK SDKs are updated frequently to support new ASK features. You can always find the most recent versions on GitHub:

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Tutorials & Guides

  • Voice Design Guide – A great resource for learning conversational and voice user interface design.

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Last updated: Nov 28, 2023