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Gadget Skill API (Beta) now available!

Start Building Games for Echo Buttons

Today we are excited to announce the Gadgets Skill API (Beta) for developers to build game skills for Echo Buttons – the first Alexa Gadget in a new category of connected products and developer tools that are focused on fun and playful experiences with Alexa. Echo Buttons deliver a new way for customers to play games with friends and family, and are now shipping to customers in the US, the UK, Germany, Austria, and Ireland. Each Echo Button illuminates and can be pressed to trigger a variety of multiplayer and interactive game experiences on compatible Echo devices including Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, and Echo Spot.

Getting Started with the Gadgets Skill API (Beta)

Follow the steps below to start building:

  1. Get Echo Buttons: Visit to purchase your two-pack of Echo Buttons!
  2. Access the Gadgets Skill API (Beta) Tech Docs: Reference the technical documentation, along with this sample code to build your first Echo Button game skill.
  3. Build and Publish Your Game Skill: Log in to the developer portal and start building.

So start building and connect with fellow developers in the Alexa Gadget space today!

Find out more details about Gadget Skill API:

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