There has been a recent re-write of the Alexa App for Raspberry Pi. It used to be written in Java, now it is a C++ app. This is welcome, it makes installations less painful.

The instructions to install are here.

Before you run this, you will need to create an Amazon Account. A good set of instructions to follow are probably steps 2 and 3 of the old guide here

There is one major gotcha. When you are creating a product in the Amazon Developer Console (developer.amazon.com). The correct Product ID is shown, but not the right Client ID.

Alexa Dev Screen

To get the right Client ID, you have to do the following:

  • Click Manage
  • Click Security Profile
  • Scroll down, then click Other devices and platforms
  • Click Add, give a name and you will get the right Client ID.

Alexa Dev Screen 2

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