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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. Add option to display hint with Audio Player Metadata

    I have been using the new metadata field with the Audio Player in order to show title's and an image. However, there is no way to put my own hint on the screen. The Echo Show shows hints but they are hints not related to my skill. It would be nice to override that and display my own hints.

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  2. Bluetooth / whole house - Everywhere

    Just a thought I have two one echo plus and one echo in my house and I like listening to music throughout the entire house I like the Bluetooth but the Bluetooth will not play on the everywhere (whole house) is there a way my fine developers can add that feature ? you guys to the best thank you or girls

    6 votes
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  3. Mute audio while call.

    Alexa should be able to recognize an active call if the cellphone is connected by Bluetooth. Then alexa schould mute audio during the call.

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  4. Allow to resume an audio without any invocation name while a skill audio, which was being played using play directive, is being paused?

    Allow to resume an audio without any invocation name while a skill audio, which was being played using play directive, is being paused?

    3 votes
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  5. Enable Display interface on Fire TV devices other than the Cube

    Enable Display interface on Fire TV devices

    Currently: Fire TV Cube supports the Display interface. Other Fire TV devices do not currently support the Display interface. It would be nice if they did since it would be a larger market.

    2 votes
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  6. Support DRM Streams in VideoAppLaunchDirective

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

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  7. Treat AudioPlayer metadata on Fire TV Cube like the Echo Show

    Currently the Fire TV Cube renders the AudioPlayer metadata foreground image as a background image like the Echo Spot, despite a different background image being present in the response payload. Since the Fire TV Cube is connected to large high-resolution displays, using the background image in the same fashion as the Echo Show does would be a much better user experience.

    For an example, open "Rain Sounds" by Invoked Apps LLC on Fire TV Cube and Echo Show.

    7 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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