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Amazon's Alexa skills for kids debuts in India

Amazon's Alexa skills for kids debuts in India

New Delhi, July 2 (UNI) Amazon has launched a new category of Alexa skills specifically for children under 13 years of age in India.

These skills bring to life popular characters and experiences from renowned Indian and global brands such as Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, ChuChu TV, PAC-MAN, Hungama, Appu Series, Videogyan, HooplaKidz, Playablo, Moshi Twilight, and Bob the Train.

These skills can be accessed on all Amazon Echo devices as well as the free Alexa app for smartphones.

The Alexa India Skills Store currently has over 15,000 skills which serve use cases such as music, news, food, games, smart home and more.

With this new collection of over 350 Alexa skills, kids can challenge themselves with brain teasers and quizzes, listen to nursery rhymes and stories and have fun learning about various topics from wildlife to English, using simple voice commands with Alexa.

Parents and families can easily discover kid skills via the Alexa app or just by asking “Alexa, what kid skills do you have?”. The ability to use kid skills is controlled by the main account holder and needs to be enabled via the Alexa app.

'In line with our vision to keep expanding Alexa as a service that provides a delightful and fun experience for the entire family, we have curated a special catalogue of skills to engage, entertain and educate children. Our developer guidelines ensure that the skill experiences encourage exploration and creativity among kids,” said Dilip RS, Country Manager for Alexa Skills, Amazon.

“Amar Chitra Katha has been synonymous with the knowledge of history and mythology for over 50 years. We are happy to extend our long legacy of quizzing from Uncle Pai’s time, as an Alexa skill. Just say “Alexa, open Amar Chitra Katha Quiz” to get started. Users can also expect hours of fun by engaging with our most popular Tinkle characters Shambu on animal facts and Suppandi on mind-boggling riddles," said Sanjay Dhar, President, Amar Chitra Katha.



“In an era where voice enabled speakers like Echo are gaining huge popularity, we are very excited to bring ChuChu TV’s content to Alexa. You can now launch the ChuChu TV skill by saying "Alexa, open ChuChu TV" and your kids can listen to any their favourite nursery rhymes and stories from our complete catalogue. It will be a fun filled experience for the little ones,” said Vinoth Chandar, Founder, CEO& Creative Director - ChuChu TV Studios.

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