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Integration (VSK Fire TV)

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Process Overview for Implementing the VSK for Fire TV
This integration tutorial will help you integrate a Fire TV video-streaming app with Alexa video skills using Amazon Device Messaging (ADM). more »
Step 1: Create Your Video Skill and Set Up Devices (VSK Fire TV)
This is the first step in the VSK implementation process for Fire TV. In this step, you will create an initial video skill through the Alexa developer console and also set up your Fire TV and Echo ... more »
Step 2: Set Up the Sample Fire TV App
Most developers integrating the VSK already have a robust Fire TV app. However, many times developers want to explore the VSK workflow and see the incoming directives without jumping into their own... more »
Step 3: Integrate the Alexa Client Library (VSK Fire TV)
To integrate Alexa into your app, you will need to integrate the Alexa Client Library. The Alexa Client Library allows your application to communicate with Alexa and handle Video Skill API directiv... more »
Step 4: Integrate Amazon Device Messaging (ADM) (VSK Fire TV)
You need to integrate Amazon Device Messaging in your app. ADM will send messages to your app based on the directives your Lambda receives. more »
Step 5: Sign Your App and Configure a Security Profile (VSK Fire TV)
For your production app, Amazon handles your APK signature based on your Amazon account. However, for testing an app that incorporates a video skill, you need to sign your APK and associate this si... more »
Step 6: Create and Deploy a Lambda Package (VSK Fire TV)
Now that you have your Fire TV app uploaded, you need to create a Lambda function with capabilities to pass the directives received from Alexa along to your app. A sample Lambda function that provi... more »
Step 7: Update the Fire TV Skill Sections (VSK Fire TV)
Now that you have a Fire TV app uploaded into the Developer Console with the appropriate security profile, as well as a Lambda function in AWS, you can complete the other fields in the video skill ... more »
Step 8: Test Your Skill and Observe Logs in CloudWatch (VSK Fire TV)
It's time to test your skill and observe the directives Alexa sends to your Lambda function. You'll view the interactions through CloudWatch, which will list the directives Alexa sends to your Lamb... more »
Step 9: Interpret and React to Alexa Directives (VSK Fire TV)
In this step, you will customize your Lambda code as needed for the directives you want to handle. At this point, it's assumed that you're no longer using the sample app but are instead working wit... more »
Step 10: Push Your App to Live App Testing (LAT)
The next step in testing your skill is to push it to Live App Testing (LAT). When you push your app to LAT, the list of beta users you select will see the app on their Fire TV. LAT helps ensure tha... more »
Troubleshooting
This section lists common errors and ways to fix them. If you run your app on Fire TV and open Logcat in Android Studio, you can see the reasons why apps fail to install or run on Fire TV. You migh... more »
Step 11: Test for Certification (VSK Fire TV)
The following guidelines detail the user experience requirements to certify your video skill. Review these guidelines carefully to ensure that your Fire TV video skill meets the certification requi... more »
Step 12: Go Live! (VSK Fire TV)
When you've finished testing your app, and it has been approved to be published, you're ready to go live. Complete the following sections. more »