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Alexa companion app does not show Dev tab for secondary developer accounts.

Secondary developer account is unable to see the 'Dev' tab in the Alexa companion app. I've provisioned the account with multiple roles (Administrator, Developer, etc) and no difference. The developer dashboard on the web does show the skills associated with our account. Are there any known workarounds?

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newuser-60ce3c95-9515-4629-b546-8028dcfd84ae answered

Turns out the issue was that multiple developers are not able to test a skill on devices if the skills are Smart Home skills. In order for multiple people to test on devices, then the skills need to be placed in beta testing.

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Ella answered

Hello,

If you want multiple users to test your skill on different devices, you will need to place them in beta testing.

Each tester will receive an email with a customized link inviting them to be beta testers for your skill. Please note that Amazon controls the messaging for this invitation.

Below I am sending you some useful steps:

https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/skills-beta-testing-for-alexa-skills.html#h2_create-test-for-skill

https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/78bb3aca-312f-4457-848d-3642d2ccabc4/things-every-alexa-skill-should-do-beta-testing

You can access the following page and see exactly how you can manage your skill /account in developer console : https://developer.amazon.com/docs/devconsole/about-the-developer-console.html#overall-process

Have a good day everyone and thank you all for your comments on this!

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