How to Add an APL Video to an Alexa Skill

Recently, I was thinking that it would be cool if I could extend my knowledge of APL by learning how to add videos to my Alexa skills. This was one feature that I felt was important and that I was eager to learn. It was actually much simpler than I was expecting! Here are the steps:

  1. Create a video layout.
  2. Add that layout to your code.
  3. Add two directives to play your video.

And that’s it! You can watch my video where I explain these steps in detail.

Here is the link to my sample code for adding a video using APL.

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Aariv Modi

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Aariv Modi is a blogger, programmer, Alexa skill developer, and AI enthusiast. He is in 9th grade at Round Rock High School and has created several Alexa skills and mobile apps. Aariv was recognized as the Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year by Project Voice in 2021 for his contributions to the conversational artificial intelligence industry. He is also the youngest AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder and AWS Certified Machine Learning professional. Aariv has contributed much of his learning with the Alexa and voice community through his blog and social media channels such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he taught hundreds of kids how to develop Alexa skills through webinars, camps, and posts on his website. He was the youngest presenter at several international voice and AI conferences, such as Project Voice 2020, VOICE Global 2020, and VOICE Summit 2020.
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7 thoughts on “How to Add an APL Video to an Alexa Skill

  1. hEY AARIV,

    I’M A COLLEGE STUDENT ATTENDING CSUN AND I WATCH YOUR VIDEOS PRETTY OFTEN. I HAVE A PROJECT USING THE AMAZON ECHO DOT TO CREATE A CUSTOM SKILL.

    I’VE LEARNED A LOT, BUT AM HAVING SOME TROUBLE SPECIFICALLY IMPLEMENTING THE VIDEO ONTO MY SPECIFIC INTENT. IS THERE A WAY WE COULD CONNECT TO GET SOME HELP?

    THANKS.

    BEST,
    hENRY TAN

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