- Mar 3, 2013
I've read Amazon has sold about 50M Alexa-powered Echo devices, a lot less than the 1.3B iOS devices and 2B Android. Does anyone know if the "skills" can access web-based information that does not go through Amazon? I'm wondering how open the platform is. The best case would be unrestricted access to web content, worst case would be nothing plays on an Alexa until Amazon approves it. For example, if a user had a bunch of audio files they legally owned, on an FTP server, could a skill download and play them? Could it create and upload new audio files to a private server? Could you send encrypted audio streams from a website to the device?
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