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Amazon’s Alexa adds LEGO skills, launches in UK & Germany

LEGO Duplo and Pac-Man stories have been added to the Alexa Kid Skills platform, which is now also available in the UK and Germany for the first time.
May 2, 2018

On the heels of unveiling a kid-friendly version of its Echo smart speaker, Amazon is adding more Alexa Kid Skills to its digital voice assistant library, including activities from LEGO (pictured) and Pac-Man. The tech giant will also be expanding its Kid Skills to the UK and Germany for the first time.

LEGO Duplo Stories has launched today on Alexa for the US and UK. The skill is for children ages two to five and can be accessed using any Alexa-enabled device. Covering 10 stories based on new and existing LEGO Duplo products, the tales feature numeric, color recognition, articulation and creative-building exercises. Some of the LEGO activities include The Truck Story, The Rabbit Story (which teaches social skills and the concept of friendship) and The Dog Story.

Bandai Namco is also diving into Alexa Skills for the first time with its new Pac-Man Stories skill for families, which is also now available on all Alexa-enabled devices in English in the US. Kicking things off is Pac-Man and the Ghastly Garbage, which lets users make decisions, choose paths and win power pellets based on their voice commands. Additional stories will be added throughout the summer.

New skills available for the first time in the UK and Germany, meanwhile, include Bibs Welt, goodnight stories Affenbeste Freunde, kid radio Radio Teddy, bedtime stories Moshi Twilight and quiz game Beano.

The first Alexa Kid Skills were released in the US this past August and include Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Challenge, Sesame Workshop’s hide-and-seek Elmo experience and Amazon Storytime featuring Amazon Prime Originals characters.

 

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's Senior Online Writer/Social Media Coordinator. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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