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Alexa Voice Service
Create Devices with Alexa Built-in that Customers Can Talk to Directly

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What Is an Alexa Built-in Product?

Alexa built-in is a category of devices created with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) that have a microphone and speaker. You can talk to these products directly with the wake word “Alexa,” and receive voice responses and content instantly. Alexa built-in products work with Alexa skills and Alexa-compatible smart home devices, bringing familiar capabilities from the Amazon Echo family of devices to a range of new form factors and use cases developed by leading brands.

Why Alexa Voice Service?

The Alexa Voice Service enables you to access cloud-based Alexa capabilities with the support of AVS APIs, hardware kits, software tools, and documentation. We simplify building voice-forward devices with Alexa built-in by handling complex speech recognition and natural language understanding in the cloud, reducing your development costs and accelerating your time to market. Best of all, regular Alexa updates bring new features to your device and add support for a growing assortment of compatible smart home devices. Build with AVS, and become part of the Alexa family.

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Examples of What You Can Build

You can learn how to use our development tools to build common device types by choosing one of the examples below. Or you can deep dive on development for the Alexa Voice Service below.

Speakers & Receivers
Smart TVs & Screens
Smart Home

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Learn about the cloud-based Alexa capabilities available through AVS and how to build richer customer experiences for your product.

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Design a high-quality Alexa experience with best practices and guidelines for AVS functional, UX, and hardware design.

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Build with a range of software and hardware reference solutions, including APIs, SDKs, dev kits, SI modules, and ODM designs.

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Prepare your product for self-testing and become eligible for Amazon badges and marketing opportunities.

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What's New?

Mesh Wi-Fi Systems with Alexa Built-in

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This development kit accelerates the integration of AVS into mesh Wi-Fi systems and it is the first Amazon-qualified reference design for a mesh Wi-Fi system with Alexa built-in.

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What's New with Alexa at CES 2019

Over 100 Alexa products were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where new voice experiences spanned a variety of categories, including smart home devices, TVs, tablets, and even cars with Alexa built-in. Tens of thousands of attendees visited Amazon’s exhibits, where they interacted with technologies that show how Alexa makes life easier when you’re at home, work, and on-the-go.

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Alexa for Business Support for Products with Alexa Built-in

Device makers can now create fully integrated solutions, so their products can be registered with Alexa for Business and managed as shared devices in organizations. Alexa for Business customers will soon be able to centrally manage and deploy supported products with Alexa built-in – whether it’s built by Amazon or a third-party device maker.

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Introducing the AVS Hosted Splash Screen

The AVS Hosted Splash screen creates a better and more consistent Alexa registration experience for devices with Alexa built-in. This will eliminate the time device makers spend engineering their own webview to host an Alexa splash screen and to help improve customer engagement with Alexa built-in products.

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International Availability

AVS offers language and region-specific services to developers, enabling localized Alexa experiences for customers.

Supported Regions:   Supported Languages:
USA India English
United Kingdom Japan German
Ireland Australia Japanese
Canada New Zealand French
Germany Italy Italian
Austria Spain Spanish
France Mexico  

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Success Stories

Sonos One

Voice control your entire Sonos home sound system with Amazon Alexa.

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The smart thermostat with built-in Alexa Voice Service and far-field voice control.

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The Eufy Genie

Add far-field Alexa voice control to every room in the home with this speaker from Anker.

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Join the Alexa Team

We're hiring for a variety of roles across the organization. Come help us build the future of technology with voice.

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