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How much will Alexa-hosted skill cost after 12 months because of Amazon S3?

Hello people!

As you know, Alexa-hosted skill provides AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB and AWS CodeCommit features [1] with some limits.

In documentation, it says that the "resource usage is limited to the AWS Free Tier".

I know that Lambda and DynamoDB (and CodeCommit) have "always free" options. While Amazon S3 doesn't [2]. It's only "12 months free".


Could you please tell whether it means that after 12 months, Alexa-hosted skills will start to generate non-zero bills?


Regards


[1] https://developer.amazon.com/pt-BR/docs/alexa/hosted-skills/build-a-skill-end-to-end-using-an-alexa-hosted-skill.html#usage

[2] https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/?nc=sn&loc=4

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Harshit@Amazon answered ·

Hi,

Thank you for posting in Amazon Developer forum.

Please use the AWS forums for additional guidance and information related to AWS: https://forums.aws.amazon.com OR

you can also contact AWS support for further assistance: https://aws.amazon.com/contact-us


You can also check out the AWS Promotional credits program here:

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/new/aws-promotional-credits

Thanks,
Harshit

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Andy Whitworth answered ·

Unless you've got a very, very popular skill then your bills will be tiny. And with a published skill you can register for Alexa AWS developer credits and get $100 of AWS credits every month. That should cover any costs.

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