Alexa Skill Testing Tool

The Amazon Echo Simulator (Echosim.io) is a browser-based interface to Alexa, the cloud-based voice assistant that powers the Echo. Echosim.io is intended to allow developers who are working with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to test skills in development.  While Echosim.io allows you to interact with Alexa, it is not a substitute for Alexa-enabled devices, like the Amazon Echo.  For example, Echosim.io does not stream music or support far-field voice recognition.

Amazon Echo Simulator is provided and hosted by iQuarius Media.

To use Echosim.io:

  1. Log in with your Amazon account.
  2. Click and hold the microphone button and speak a command as you would on the Echo. For example, say, “Alexa, what's the weather today?”
  3. When you let go of the button, Echosim.io processes and responds to your voice command.
  4. To speak your next command, simply click and hold the microphone button again.

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New Alexa Language Support

Alexa now supports UK English and German. Developers who are building voice-enabled products for the UK and Germany can use Echosim.io to test Alexa’s responses.

Can’t Access UK English or German-language Skills?

In order to access skills in these other regions, users must change Amazon stores.

On Amazon: Your Account > Manage Your Content and Devices > Country Settings > [UK or German address].

  • → Users who use a UK/German address can only enable skills available in their respective regions.
  • → Users who use a US address can only enable skills available in the United States.

For language switching only:

The SettingsUpdated event allows a product to switch Alexa’s language (en-US, en-GB, de-DE) through an on-device control or a companion app. Language switching allows users to converse with Alexa in any supported language regardless of endpoint. For example, German speakers in the US can access US-based Alexa skills and converse with Alexa in German, provided that the skill supports German.

Access documentation and sample code for editing SettingsUpdated at the Amazon Developer portal.

Did Echosim stop responding to your voice queries?

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