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Is "Works With Alexa" exclusively for devices/skills that implment the Smart Home api?

Is "Works With Alexa" exclusively for devices/skills that implment the Smart Home api?

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Daniel@Amazon answered

Hello,


Thank you for your question.


Your device must integrate with Alexa in one of the following ways:


a) Connected via Alexa Connect Kit cloud services.

b) Connected directly to the Alexa service locally via the Zigbee protocol.

c) Connected and controlled by your Alexa skill that is published in the skill store. If your device does not have an accompanying skill, you must build one with the Smart Home APIs. We will only process applications for certification after your skill is developed and ready to be published.

d) Connected via a secondary device, such as a hub, and controlled by an Alexa skill provided by the hub manufacturer.

e) Connected via a pre-certified IoT service provider, such as Tuya.


You can find the full guidelines for the Works with Alexa Program here:

https://developer.amazon.com/de/support/legal/wwa-program-guidelines


If you have additional questions feel free to use our Alexa Developer Contact Us:

https://developer.amazon.com/alexa/console/contact-us

Type: Works with Alexa Certification

Category: Program Guidelines


Have a good day.

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Thanks for the response.

Do multi-capability skills that use the Smart Home API qualify for "Works With Alexa"?

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smarthome/about-mcs.html

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Daniel@Amazon answered

Hello,


Yes, multi-capability skills with Smart Home API will also qualify for "Works With Alexa". For further details feel free to contact the WWA support directly via the mentioned link.


Have a good day.

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