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Amazon Introduces Alexa Display Cards for Developers

With the countdown clock for Amazon’s Echo Show device closing in on the shipping date (June 28), Amazon is starting to deliver new capabilities so developers can take advantage of the video portion of the Alexa platform. Today the company has announced “Display Cards,” which is essentially a graphic representation of Alexa’s voice responses.

For those familiar with Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire tablets, this feature already exists for certain functions. Asking Alexa for the weather through the Fire TV remote or even through the Fire tablet (Review: All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa), produces a visual representation of the information that displays as Alexa responds using her voice.

Giving this capability to developers means the feature will quickly mature.

Here’s an example of how it exists today…



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