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Alexa Presentation Language and Fire TV support

Hello,

I'm starting the development of a skill.

The desired behaviour is that when the user says a given "keyword", the TV plays a short video.

Alexa Presentation Language seems perfect for my use case and I easily implemented a demo with nodejs skill kit that runs smoothly on the Test in the Alexa Console.

My first question is: which hardware should I buy to test my skill on a modern TV? Is a FireTV stick supported or I can use just a Fire TV Cube?

The second one: I can interact with an echo dot and the video output will be shown on my TV, or should I interact with my Fire TV with its own remote?


Thanks,

Riccardo

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Jason@Amazon answered ·

Thank you for your interesting in Alexa Skills! For your first question, yes, you can use a Fire TV Stick to test your skill. Second question - custom skills are generally device specific, meaning that you need to interact with the Fire TV if using the screen on that.

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Thanks Jason, but my FireTV doesn't have Alexa Voice Remote .

Can I use Alexa on my Fire TV Stick Basic Edition [0], maybe plugging some external microphone?

Thanks,

Riccardo

[0] https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01ETRGE7M/

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Unfortunately you wouldn't be able to test this using the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition - you need to be testing with voice if testing with a device.

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