Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Alexa Voice Service To Open For Developers Preview
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is rolling out its Alexa Voice Service (AVS) for testing. The company had earlier released the Appkit for Alexa indie developers. In the latest move, Amazon is giving hardware manufacturers and everyone interested an opportunity to have an experience of Alexa. The company hopes that the step will inspire implementation of Alexa in third-party hardware.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is out to drive popularity around its virtual voice assistant called Alexa. The company initially targeted app developers with the Alexa Appkit, but now it is broadening Alexa preview. Amazon wants to woo hardware manufacturers to integrated Alexainto their connected devices. The company is giving access to Alexa technology free of charge, a move that clearly shows the company’s interest in getting Alexa implemented in many devices.
Alexain third-party devices
Amazon already uses Alexatechnology in its virtual assistant called Amazon Echo. Alexa enables users to request and receive information about various things including weather condition. By opening Alexa for independent hardware makers to implement in their products, Amazon hopes that there will be more third-party devices featuring Alexa voice support.
What you can do with Alexa
Using Amazon’s Echo, which is integrated with Alexa, you can control many things in the house by just giving a voice command. For example, Echo allows you to turn on or turn off lights in the kitchen when you are in the bedroom.
According to Amazon, there is more that people can achieve through Alexa if integrated in third-party products.
Get facts through Alexa
Users of Alexa can ask questions about various issues including the facts about high-profile personalities and get their answers. Alexa can also help with math problems.
You can also stay informed with news from various sources using Alexa. For example, Alexa allows you to receive news feeds from media organizations such as Good Morning America, ABC News, Fox Sports and others.
Given that Amazon is just rolling out Alexa for testing in third-party devices, consumers products powered by Alexa may not come to market soon. It remains what and how quickly developers will flock to the Appkit.
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