Amazon introduces voice command apps on its Alexa.

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All new Alexa

After being founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994 there’s no looking back for Amazon. Being successful in many domains now Amazon is taking over the voice controlled speaker market. The idea is to tap the market by introducing their voice command apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform.

Amazon has introduced the ability for customers to get access to the premium subscription content within the Jeopardy! Skill.

This is the first when the time third-party developers will be able to implement a direct means of earning through their skills themselves. Though developers have earned a lot lately through their skills.

About Alexa

Alexa has a lot of skill sets starting with games, education, lifestyle, food & drink, music & audio, health & fitness, and productivity.

Amazon has told TechCrunch the developer tools are currently in preview with the Jeopardy! skill developer, Sony Pictures Television.

This skill seems to be popular among the Amazon Echo devices, as it has 1,438 rating on the Alexa Skills Store. That’s a lot, given the fact that not all Echo owners even use skills, and many of the skills have never been installed beyond a handful of users. One more interesting thing about the Alexa skills subscription model is that the model is being used to push consumers to a Prime membership.

Prime members will now receive free six months additional Double Jeopardy! clues every weekday as a perk of their membership. On the other hand the Non-Prime members will have the option to buy a monthly subscription to Double Jeopardy! for $1.99 per month .

“Bringing a subscription model to skills for Alexa will bring customers the benefit of new, engaging, and high-quality experiences while providing developers an additional way to earn money from their skills,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

“We’re working to find the best model for developers. At this time, we’re not sharing specific information about the revenue split,” they added.

Following the preview with Jeopardy! Amazon says it will notify other skill developers when the tools become more broadly available.

Published: November 2, 2017
Last updated: March 1, 2024


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