Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

Welcome to the Alexa Skills Feature Request site! This site enables Alexa Skills Developers to request and vote on features you’d like to see in the developer toolset and services for Alexa.

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  1. Support for mjpeg streaming

    Please, implement mjpeg streaming to support older ip-cameras without rstp capabilities.

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  2. Whisper mode all the time. I have MS and noise hurts me. Also if the bass can be turned down further as well mayne

    I have MS and get unwanted neurological effects from noise. Bass drives my IBS crazy. High volume seems to rattle in my head.
    Quitr often Alexa is far too loud (even on low enough volume). I discovered whisper mode yesterday. It's great. But can you add a permanent whisper mode for those who have sensory overload? Alexa often scares me with how loud "she speaks".

    The bass goes "low" but it still causes anxiety and IBS symptoms. Is there any way to lower it further?

    I know there's no perfect solution for my neurological issues, and there's no speaker that…

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  3. Mute Microphone on Echo Show Without Stopping Video

    Allow for the Echo Show to mute audio while on a video call without also stopping the video.

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  4. Volume adjustment to the voice of the user

    In part, Alexa's voice is too loud for me, for example at night. It would be great if Alexa automatically adjusts the volume to the volume of my voice, just like people do with each other. (Certainly hard to determine if the user is talking quietly or just far away)

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  5. Volume control with accuracy of 1%

    The volume can also be specified as a percentage, which is great. However, only 5% steps seem to be possible. For quiet music while working, however, I would like to have about 3% volume, which is unfortunately only adjustable via the smartphone.
    Therefore, the possibility to adjust the volume with an accuracy of 1% would be very helpful.

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  6. Enable multiroom playback for Fire TV devices and Echo Show devices, combined with multiroom audio

    Not sure if this should be Audio /Video player or Other

    As a user I would like to enable the audio from my Fire TV device (stick, cube etc) the same as I can with multiroom music groups.

    For live events such as sporting events, football, baseball, basketball, etc it would mean I can have the game on and... Run to the restroom, the kitchen, and throughout the house. With multiroom audio serving an echo device on my deck I can hear the game while I'm out on my deck grilling and see the TV through the window.

    With tvs/fire…

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  7. Add a playSpeed attribute for the Video component

    In the APL Video component the play speed cannot currently be increased or decreased. Adding a speed attribute would be useful for some use cases: e.g. games with higher difficulty could increase the play speed for a video-presented task.

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  8. alexa read kindle books speed control

    It would be great to give Alexa the ability to read Kindle books at variable speeds. I usually listen to books and podcasts at 1.25x normal speed. I can't do this with the Alexa app controls.

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  9. Add A Video Timer

    I would like to fall asleep to Forensic Files but don't want it to play all night long and currently, the 'Alexa, set a sleep timer for ***' doesn't work for that. There's no way to turn the videos off after a specific amount of time except to wake up and tell Alexa to turn it off. Since this comes from Amazon Prime Video, there should be no reason that this can't be incorporated. I can set a timer for pretty much anything else, But Video! I've seen lots of requests for this. I imagine there are a lot of…

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  10. Want to play amazon music in background as I watch video feed from cloud cam

    I want to be able to watch a video feed from an added camera device (Amazon cloud cam, blink cam, eufycam, etc) while listening to amazon music in the background. Currently I have to switch between the two and cannot monitor my child's camera while listening to music.

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  11. Sync video between devices

    Video sync with multiple echo show and fire tv. I watch Hulu today show in bathroom getting ready, then go to kitchen would like same video on fire tv in kitchen, set up video groups like music groups

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  12. Add more functionalities like next and previous to VideoApp directive.

    I have tried working with the VideoApp directive. There are many limitations to it.

    1) You cant move previous or next in it. Thus you can play only one video at once which is not feasible.

    2) After the video gets finished, the session times out at different intervals every time.
    Eg. When video played the first time, the session remains active for a longer interval of time, when the video is played second time in the same session, the session remains active for a very short span of time. This is an unexpected behaviour.

    I would request to add…

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  13. Alexa sound reduction when activated to only the one device

    So currently when I say ‘Alexa’, every single Alexa device pings and reduces volume, the one closest to me is still the one that is verbally responding but all devices are activated when the wake word is used.

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  14. Help users avoid incorrect keywords

    Example: I want to listen to the Troll soundtrack. 'Trolls' does not interest me. In 4 of 4 attempts, Troll was successfully heard, and Trolls started.

    Usage:"Alexa, play Troll soundtrack, not Trolls" or "Alexa, play Troll soundtrack, ignore Trolls".

    Alternatively, it could ask "Did you mean Trolls (Original Soundtrack) by varied artists or did you mean Troll?"

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  15. When are we having Spanish (US) Voice Language

    Hi
    We need the Voice Language Spanish in the USA

    Something like "Spanish (US)".

    I have in mind this great skill for the Spanish speaking language in the USA.

    Best
    Diego

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  16. Support DRM Streams in VideoAppLaunchDirective

    Video Streams with DRM will lead to an error on Echo Show

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  17. Add timeOutSeconds to VideoApp API

    When I use a VideoApp.Launch directive for streaming video, our application only starts streaming for about a minute before timing out, unless we "refresh" the stream. Once the stream stops, the echo says "Sorry, something went wrong". I would like to be able to end or refresh the stream before this happens so that this error condition does not occur.

    I understand that there is a smart home interface that allows for live streams, but our skill needs to use certain other features that are not available in the smart home skill API, so this is not an option.

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  18. Channel property should include "item" attribute so device can respond back with title of item playing

    Possible to add "item" to the "response" for the Alexa.ChannelController
    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-channelcontroller.html

    Current "channel" includes number, callSign, affliateCallSign as part of channel object.
    If you include something for the media, or item being played such as "item":{"title":"America's Got Talent"}
    then Alexa can use that to tell user what item is currently playing after the successful channel-change request.

    It removes the need to include the MSO ID (GraceNote info) that Alexa speaks back to the user. (I.E. "Tuning to NBC, now airing America's Got Talent")

    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-property-schemas.html#channel

    Thanks,
    -Justin

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