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Amazon adds money making to Alexa skills

May 4, 2018


Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa has been opened up to all developers to generate cash through add-ons and premium content in the virtual assistant’s ‘skills’.

In-skill purchasing will allow developers to charge for premium content and features within an Alexa skill, or enable subscriptions to premium content and features served up through the smart assistant.

There are currently over 40,000 skills for the smart assistant, all of which will remain free and allow the consumer to fully assess the quality of the skill before they purchase any extra features or content.