Amazon Echo Show devices will soon display ads for Alexa skills and apps

Update (July 26, 6:45 p.m. ET): Amazon has confirmed that it’s launching promoted skills for developers in the future.

What you need to know

  • Amazon appears to be planning to sell Echo Show ads to developers.
  • The ads are apparently intended to promote apps and Alexa skills.
  • These pop-up ads will appear on Amazon’s Echo Show line of devices.

Amazon is apparently preparing to shove ads onto your Echo Show devices to promote Alexa skills and apps from developers, Bloomberg (opens in new tab) reports, signaling the company’s desire to make more money from its smart displays.

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