Amazon Alexa launches even more great premium content
Amazon Alexa launches even more great premium content

From trivia games to learning a new language, here's what's new.

As announced earlier this month, in-skill purchasing for Alexa developers is coming to the UK, bringing customers the benefit of new, engaging, and high-quality experiences while providing developers ways to earn money from their skills.

Developers will begin to make money by selling premium digital content to enrich their Alexa skill experience.Skills will continue to provide a free experience for customers; however developers will be able to add one-time purchases that unlock access to features or content in skills or subscriptions that offer access to premium features or content for a period of time.

A few companies have participated in a developer preview for in-skill purchasing and we can now share a few of the live premium skills that are available to customers in the UK starting today:

  • Daily Dose by Innovative Language Learning helps Alexa customers quickly learn new languages. With the Daily Dose skill, customers can learn 34 languages and start speaking from the first lesson. For £9.99/month customers can unlock additional content such as lesson breakdowns, lesson notes, grammar and more.
  • Beat the Intro by Musicplode Media Ltd is the ultimate music game for all music fans. The skill offers a free 3-song Daily Challenge and one free full-game (from selected packs) each day, but to unlock thousands of tracks and unlimited games, customers can subscribe to Beat the Intro Unlimited for £2.99 a month. Pick a pack by genre, decade or our “specials” and see if you can identify the artist and title.
  • Burglar Deterrent by Hero Software uses realistic audio to deter potential intruders. Subscribe to Real Time Mode to automatically adjust the activity level and volume whilst playing appropriate sounds for the current time of day or night. Real Time mode can be enabled for £1.99/month.
  • Deal or No Deal by Vocala let’s you feel what it’s like to be a contestant on the hit TV show, Deal or No Deal, featuring Noel Edmonds.Pit your wits against the mysterious banker to try and win! For unlimited game play you can make a one time purchase of £2.99.
  • Tenable by Vocala – Join Warwick Davis and Alexa in this fast-paced version of the Tenable TV Quiz Show. Buy a pack of 200 additional questions for £2.99 for a time bound period of 90 days. Your purchase will also unlock additional game features such as the ability to pick a category and reveal the answers for each question.

This is just the beginning and we will continue to add more premium skills over time. In-skill purchasing is available in developer preview, but we will keep you updated on when it will be generally available for all developers building Alexa skills for UK customers.

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