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Featured Announcements

Create delightful and interactive visual experiences for TVs and set-top boxes with the Alexa Smart Screen SDK

With the general availability of the Alexa Smart Screen SDK, it is now easy for device makers to build products for television experiences that complement Alexa voice responses with rich visuals. Device makers can now quickly bring feature-rich and differentiated TVs and set-top boxes to market.

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Introducing AVS Integration for AWS IoT Core – a cost-effective solution for developing Alexa Built-in devices

We’re excited to announce AVS Integration for AWS IoT Core, providing device makers a cost-effective way to create Alexa Built-in products. AVS for IoT Core lowers the cost and complexity of integrating Alexa voice capabilities into your product by offloading memory and compute intensive tasks to the cloud, while providing enhanced device security, management, and analytics using AWS IoT Core.

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AVS Supports Hindi; US Spanish and Multilingual Mode Coming Soon

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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All Announcements

Date Category Announcement
2/25/2020 ACS Introducing Amazon Common Software for Devices (Preview): Accelerate Your Adoption of Amazon Device SDKs
2/3/2020 ODM Introducing AMH-630 from iStage: Wireless Hi-Res audio headphones with Alexa Built-in
2/3/2020 ODM New ODM added to the Alexa for PCs category: CLEVO
1/17/2020 Dev Kits SoundAI released the SoundPi Cube Development Kit for Amazon AVS
1/15/2020 Testing & Certification

Introducing Authorized Third-Party Labs offering device testing and security assessment for Alexa Built-In products

 

1/10/2020 Alexa Connect Kit Announcing new Host Microcontroller Unit (HMCU) dev kit solutions for creating smart products using the Alexa Connect Kit: Nuvoton and ST Microelectronics
12/19/2019 Dev Kits Qualcomm released the Smart Audio 400 Platform Development Kit for Amazon AVS
12/10/2019 Smart Home Alexa Smart Home Controls Now Available via Alexa Voice Service API
11/25/2019

Documentation Introducing AVS Integration for AWS IoT Core, a new cost-effective solution for developing Alexa built-in devices
11/19/2019 Smart Screen SDK Alexa Smart Screen SDK Now Generally Available on GitHub
11/19/2019 Dev Kits MediaTek released the C4X Development Kit for Amazon AVS
11/19/2019 Dev Kits Broadcom released the BCM972180 Voice STB Dev Kit for Amazon AVS
11/19/2019 CPS Consulting and Professional Services for AVS
10/30/2019

Dev Kits

Qualcomm released the Home Hub 100 Dev Kit for Amazon AVS
10/29/2019

ODM Two new ODMs added to the Alexa for Speakers and Communications category: Samesay and JazzHipster
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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