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Venkat Sundaram asked ·

Can Custom Alexa Skill be used for responding with Video link

Currently we have a couple of alexa skill certified, with the release of video skill, and echo show. we would like to our custom skill to be able to respond with video link/stream,

Example: Currently when user looks up for something we do respond with the back with the SSML,

if the device has video playback interface we would like to play a video stream instead of responding with SSML.

Question: Can we do this with Custom Skill Response JSON.

alexa skills kitecho showvideo skill api
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NickG@Amazon answered ·

No, the video skills kit is only for playing video on devices like the Fire TV, you cannot use it to show videos on devices like the Echo Show.

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Chen Levkovich answered ·

You can, but it would be a bit more complicated. Conversation.one has built-in handlers that send links to resources using text messages.

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