Amazon adds in-skill purchases to Alexa

Amazon adds in-skill purchases to Alexa

December 1st, 2017
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The feature takes a similar form in the voice assistant. Participating

skills offer up a certain amount of free content, in order to hook users in

to a one-time payment to unlock more stuff.


														
							

In-skill purchasing joins the subscription feature Amazon rolled out for its Jeopardy skill this time last month. The fittingly titled “Double Jeopardy” offers up additional playable content for either $1.99 a month, or free, if they’re Prime members.

The new features is coming to a handful of existing trivia games, including Teen and Sports Jeopardy, along with new titles including Match Game, Heads Up and a trivia game from the History Channel. In-skill purchases and subscriptions are both in preview for a select number of developers starting today. They’ll become more widely available some time next year.

The new features join Amazon’s on-going Alexa Developer Rewards program, which integrate skills into existing commerce channels, so users can do things like order a coffee or pick something up from Best Buy.

Participating skills offer up a certain amount of free content, in order to hook users in to a one-time payment to unlock more stuff.

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