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Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

Create Fun and Delightful Echo-Connected Accessories

What is an Alexa Gadget?

Alexa Gadgets are part of a category of fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth. Alexa Gadgets extend Alexa’s capabilities to new modalities with motors, lights, sound chips, and more.

Why Alexa Gadgets Toolkit?

The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit offers self-service APIs, including Gadget Interfaces that expose metadata of Alexa’s capabilities on compatible Echo devices. It also includes technical documentation and sample code that facilitate direct pairing and connectivity, communication, and over-the-air (OTA) updates between your gadget and its paired Echo device. Building an Alexa Gadget does not require advanced processors, microphone and audio processing, or device cloud management.

Gadget Interfaces

The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit offers a growing list of interfaces that can be used to create your own Alexa Gadget.

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Wake Word Detection

Respond when the wake word is detected, such as a cuckoo clock that pops its head out when a customer says, “Alexa.” Learn more

Speech

Sync movement to text-to-speech, such as a robot that lip syncs as Alexa reads the local weather report. Learn more

Notifications

Respond to notifications, such as a flag that raises each time a notification is received. Learn more

Time Info

Receive a time info directive for your gadget to remain in sync with its compatible Echo device, including automatic updates for daylight savings. Learn more

Timers

Respond when a timer has expired, such as an outdoor gong that chimes when backyard playtime has concluded. Learn more

Alarms and Reminders

Respond when an alarm or pre-set reminder is set or triggered, such as a switch that releases dog food when an alarm expires. Learn more

Over-the-Air Updates
PREVIEW

Continually improve your product post-release using the OTA solution for Alexa Gadgets. Learn more

Music


Create visual performances with songs from Amazon Music. Learn more

Gadgets for Kids
COMING SOON

Developers will be able to create gadgets for kids that are accompanied by compatible kid skills.

See What Others Have Built

Echo Wall Clock
Amazon

Echo Wall Clock is an Echo companion to see timers and reminders at a glance, and helps you stay organized and on time at home. Set timers on your paired Echo device with your voice. Just say, “Alexa, set a 12-minute timer,” and your clock will display the time remaining, as well as a countdown for the last 60 seconds. Learn more

Big Mouth Billy Bass
Gemmy Industries

Big Mouth Billy Bass is back and better than ever. Everyone’s favorite talking and singing fish is now programmed to respond to customer interactions with Alexa, such as lip syncing to Alexa’s spoken responses, reacting to timers, notifications, and alarms, and dancing to tunes from Amazon Music. Learn more

Dancing Plush Animatronics
Gemmy Industries

Add some fun to the day with a variety of dancing plush animatronics that respond to customer interactions with Alexa, such as lip syncing to Alexa's reading of the weather report, reacting to a timer, alarm, notification, and moving and grooving to tunes from Amazon Music. Learn more

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