Learn more about how to build Alexa Skills with visual output using the Jovo Framework.
Cards are used for the most basic cases of visual output. They can be used to display plain text and images or to ask for certain permissions (Account Linking, to-do/shopping lists, etc.) in addition to the speech output.
The simple card can only contain plain text, which is split up into a title and content.
The standard card allows you to add an image in addition to the plain text, which has to be provided in two different sizes.
Display Templates can be used to include content on the screen of the Echo Show or Spot. There is a variety of templates, each having a different composition and features. You can find the official Amazon reference here.
To be able to use display templates for devices like Echo Show, you need to enable them in the Interfaces tab in the Amazon Developer Console:
Body templates are only capable of displaying images and text. There are multiple body templates, each having a different composition.
The list template is used to display a set of scrollabe and selectable items (text and images).
To launch videos on an Echo Show you can use the
You can also optionally add a preamble message that Alexa will read before the video plays:
Find the official Amazon reference here.
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