Interactive Adventures Arrive for Amazon Alexa With Pac-Man Stories

New Alexa Kids skills are about to take over your smart home speaker

That means developers have a way to generate revenue from their voice applications on Alexa-powered devices, like Amazon's Echo speakers. The feature was previously available in a handful of titles. "The new Lego Duplo Stories skill is one of the first Alexa skills to bring together physical play with interactive audio content, allowing preschool kids and the adults in their lives to build stories and creations together".

Amazon has announced the first set of Alexa skills designed especially for children. Customers are able to pay using information linked to their Amazon account without leaving the voice skill.

Developers are in control of what content is offered at which price, but Amazon will handle the actual purchasing flow.

Prior to these tools becoming available in the United States, many independent Alexa developers could only make money from a program Amazon runs that pays the creators of the most popular skills.

While any Alexa device owner can buy the available in-skill purchases, Amazon Prime members will get the best deal.

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The new in-skill purchasing program lets developers charge users for "premium digital content to enrich [an] Alexa skill experience", Amazon said.

As for in-skill purchases, that's also being expanded to general availability today. TuneIn, for instance, has been offering Echo users the option to add a TuneIn Live feature for a price, while The Ellen Show's skill offers Heads Up.

In-skill purchases is only one of the ways that Amazon offers a way for developers to generate revenue.

A year ago Amazon began rewarding developers with direct cash payouts for having top skills in select categories. This project is created to provide a fun, engaging, interactive, and educational experience via Amazon's successful Alexa voice service and on all Alexa-enabled devices.

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