Software apps and online services
Register for an Amazon developer account and create security profile for the sample app.
Unless you already have one, go ahead and create a free developer account at developer.amazon.com. You should review the AVS Terms and Agreements here.
Follow the steps here to register your product and create a security profile.
Make note of the following parameters. You'll need these in a minute or two.
ProductID(also known as Device Type ID),
Setting up Alexa
Download the following zip file it contains the sample app as well as all the required software, https://goo.gl/M6RpdG.
NOTE: You should maintain the uniformity in installing software architecture. All the software should be either 32 bit or 64 bit. Mixing and matching will not work especially for VLC player. If you have multiple versions of VLC player uninstall the undesired one.
To edit the environment variables, open Control Panel-->System and Security-->System and choose advanced system settings and environment variables.
The various intricate steps have been clearly explained in the attached video.
Link to the webpage with ALPN vs. OpenJDK versions: https://goo.gl/xFCZ4W
By default, Alexa on PC does not have voice activation. However, you can setup the voice activation and auto start following this Hackster guide.