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Alexa Blueprints lets you customise your Echo to say just about anything

Alexa Blueprints lets you customise your Echo to say just about anything

Steve Rabuchin, VP of Amazon Alexa mentioned his family tried out the new feature and were able to setup jokes in a matter of minutes without having any building or coding skills.

Effectively, the new functionality allows anyone to create their own Alexa skill. When I "see how easy it is to create a skill with blueprints", I sort of lose my mind and go into silly mode.

Alexa already has more than 30,000 skills, and this move is created to make it easier for non-developers to customize the digital assistant. A new feature called Alexa Blueprints provides more than 20 templates for writing out your own voice commands and responses.

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Amazon's decision to open the digital brain up to developers and device manufacturers in 2015 has contributed to its early lead in the competitive smart speaker race.

A couple of months back, Alexa was updated with ability to let you make free calls and messages without an Echo. There is no limit to the number of skills you can create.

To get started with Alexa Skills Blueprints, head to the website and click on the tile for the skill that you want to build.

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The Echo Spot will be the first "smart display" available for Australian Alexa users, with similar Google Assistant-based products in the works from LG, Lenovo and others.

Amazon this morning is introducing "Alexa Blueprints", a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. Users will just need to ask Alexa to open the skill. You can edit or delete the content as you see fit. Your custom skill will then be ready to use in minutes on all Alexa devices associated with your Amazon account. Skill or some other trivia Skill available.

We think it's the "Storyteller" class of Blueprints that has the most potential.

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With compatible smart home devices, Echo Spot can integrate all of the smart home capabilities that customers love about Alexa-turn on the lights, view your live camera feed from the nursery, set up Routines, control the temperature and more.


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