The Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service also now available for
developers in India
Amazon also announced this week that Alexa and Echo are coming to
Japan this year
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Alexa and Echo are now
available by invitation in India, and that they are coming to Japan
later this year. Read the press release announcing Alexa in India: www.amazon.in/pr.
“Millions of customers love Alexa, and we’re thrilled to introduce her
to our customers in India today and Japan later this year,” said Tom
Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “We’re also excited to
expand the Alexa Skills Kit and the Alexa Voice Service, so developers
and hardware makers around the world can create localized Alexa
experiences for our Indian and Japanese customers.”
Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus are voice-controlled speakers designed
entirely around your voice—they’re always ready, hands-free, and fast.
Alexa is the brain behind Echo—just ask, and she’ll answer questions,
play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, recite your calendar,
check sports scores, control lights around your home, and much more.
With far-field voice control, Echo can do all this from across the room.
Since Alexa runs in the AWS cloud, she is always getting smarter—plus,
it is simple and free for developers to build Alexa skills and integrate
Alexa into their own products.
The devices will start shipping in India later this month, and Alexa and
Echo will be available in Japan later this year.
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