How to build Alexa Skills in Hindi

by July 16, 2019 0 comments

Indian customers have continuously used voice experiences known as ‘skills,’ built by developers on thousands of Alexa enabled device. Amazon recently announced that developers can start building Alexa skills for customers in India using the new Hindi voice model on the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).

Here is how to do it.

Before you begin building your skill in Hindi, be sure to select Hindi as your language model in the Alexa Developer Console. To build skill in the Hindi voice model, get started with the following:

Try a basic fact skill sample.

Go through a complete, step by step guide to create a new skill in Hindi.

You are also required to browse through the technical documentation to understand the nuances in building a skill for the Hindi language model.

Add Hindi to Your Existing English (India) Skill and Reach New Customers.

If you’re an Alexa developer and want to engage with new Hindi-speaking customers in India, you can update your existing published skill in India for Hindi by following these simple steps.

Developers in India who have their Hindi-language skill certified for publication in India before July 31 will receive exclusive Early Bird Alexa merchandise.

For uninitiated, Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) defines a collection of self-service APIs and tools that make it fast and easy for developers to create new voice-driven capabilities, or skills, for Alexa. Developers don’t need experience with speech recognition or natural language understanding to build a skill — Alexa does all the work to hear, understand, and process the customer’s spoken request so developers don’t have to.

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