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What Is an Alexa Skill?

Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Echo family of devices including Echo Show and Echo Spot. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now tens of thousands of skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as other innovative designers and developers. 

What Is the Alexa Skills Kit?

The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. It enables designers, developers, and brands to build engaging skills and reach customers through tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices. With the Alexa Skills Kit, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.
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