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Robert Smithson asked

Testing a Skill on my Home Echo

Hi, I've created a super simple "Hello World" web service, using Python/Flask for server side. I would really like to test in on my own Echo (wife & children!), without the need for going through publishing it; is there some way to enable it only for my own Echo? Thanks, Robert
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Steve A answered
Yes. Any skill that you create in the developer's portal will be available to you, and only you, until it's published. So, just create a skill and don't publish it! It will show up in your Alexa app to be enabled just like any other skill, but won't be available to others.
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Robert Smithson answered
Thanks Steve: I guess I missed the obvious 'test it now on your Echo' at the top of the page!
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ErrorCode answered

I have the skill under test as you say and it's enabled. When I ask Alexa to launch it Alexa says it can't find it. The skill icon has a devUS in green written on it. The only thing I can think of is that I am using Location for Lambada as Ireland .. would that cause an issue.

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I have the Same issue

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goodbuddy answered

Guys any one know how to test Alexa skill without publishing, on echo dot, device responds did not find the skill, I am using same developer account to configure alexa on which the skill is hosted.

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