Tag: alexa skills
Amazon expands Alexa in-skill purchasing to UK and Germany
Amazon is now helping developers of Alexa skills (the smart-speaker equivalent of apps) make money in the UK and Germany. This is through the expansion of its ‘in-skill purchasing’ feature from the US. “Customers can...
June 4, 2019
Amazon launches Alexa in-skill purchasing internationally
It’s often assumed that you can’t make money from any ‘skills’ (the smart-speaker equivalent of apps) for voice assistants like Alexa. Actually, Amazon launched a feature called ‘in-skill purchasing’ in the US...
May 2, 2019
Sandbox Issue 224: Up Hit Creek. THE DRY STREAMS PARADOX
Lead: The Dry Streams Paradox is when there is a huge gap between the number of streams an act gets and the number of fans they have or can reach. Just because someone plays one of your songs, it does not follow that they...
March 20, 2019
Podcasts app Pocket Casts is launching an Amazon Alexa skill
For people who aren’t using iTunes or Spotify to get their podcasts, Pocket Casts is one of the better independent podcast apps. Now it’s making an interesting leap from smartphones to smart speakers, courtesy of its...
February 28, 2019