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.
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.
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].
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.
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