Amazon has announced that they are opening up their voice assistant, Alexa, to all manufacturers of Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches, and other devices, according to a company blog post.
In the blog post, Amazon announces that it has made the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit tool widely available to developers, this software development kit was announced back in January, and companies including Bose, Jabra and iHome have already committed to using it in their devices.
Now, this tool will be open to not only other headphones, but it will support smartwatches, portable Bluetooth speakers, and more traditional headsets.
Qualcomm also released a smart headset with an Alexa reference design to help developers get started.
The tool enables devices to communicate with a phone’s Alexa app without requiring the device makers to build an app or Alexa skill of their own to help this happen.