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Music Validation Tool Overview

Amazon requires certification for devices implementing Alexa Music before publicly launching that device. Alexa Music certification ensures that the device adequately supports Music Service Providers (MSPs) such as Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and SiriusXM. To help automate Music Certification testing, Amazon offers a Music Validation Tool (MVT).

Understanding the Music Validation Tool

Learn about what the Music Validation Tool (MVT) is and how it can help expedite the certification process for third-party devices that support music as a feature.

Note that the MVT only partially covers the required self-testing for Alexa Music certification. See the AVS Music Self-test Checklists for a complete checklist of testing requirements.

This page provides a high-level introduction to the MVT for third-party developers:

Understanding the Music Validation Tool

Music Validation Certification Requirements

This page explains the in-depth requirements for a test run to receive a PASS score from the MVT. Find out how the MVT calculates scores based on the data that you submit for a test run and get suggestions for troubleshooting if your test run fails:

Music Validation Certification Requirements

Run the Music Validation Tool

This page contains the step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for and run the MVT for your test runs. After running the tool, learn where to find your test results and how to interpret those results:

Run the Music Validation Tool

Music Validation Tool Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have a question about the MVT? Before filing a support request, see if your question is answered in the MVT FAQs:

Music Validation Tool FAQs

Music Validation Tool Support

If you need help with the MVT, please visit the Amazon Developer Forums to see if your question has been answered, or file a support request if you need additional help: