Alexa built-in is a category of devices created with the Alexa Voice Service 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.
The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) 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.
Learn about the cloud-based Alexa capabilities available through AVS and how to build richer customer experiences for your product.
Design a high-quality Alexa experience with best practices and guidelines for AVS functional, UX, and hardware design.
Build with a range of software and hardware reference solutions, including APIs, SDKs, dev kits, SI modules, and ODM designs.
Device makers building with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) 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.
Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) Calix and Gemtek, two smart home connectivity solutions with Alexa built-in, have recently been added to our selection of qualified white-box designs for AVS. This enables device makers to leverage complete designs that are pre-integrated with technologies needed to enable Alexa.
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.
We’re excited to share that the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) now enables device makers to bring localized Alexa experiences to customers in Mexico. Device makers can access Spanish language models in the cloud using the AVS API to add support for multiple languages and localized content to their products with Alexa built-in.
AVS offers language and region-specific services to developers, enabling localized Alexa experiences for customers.
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The smart thermostat with built-in Alexa Voice Service and far-field voice control.