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. Currently you can have one customised action at the end of a routine. It would be great if we could have more than one and have them anywhere in the routine.

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  2. There are very limited sorting possibilities for devices. Even if you go into a device category like echos, there is no sorting by applied which makes it difficult to find devices (we have e.g. 4 Studio, 6 dots and 6 Echos of various generations and 4 shows)

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  3. When turning on a group the lights and other devices within the group are the same when switched off. Would be useful to have a "defaults" area where we can set the defaults. At the moment I have a routine called "office chill" which makes the light blue (among other things), then I say "turn the office off", but then when I say turn office on its still blue. Would want it to be white. I have a bunch of custom routines like "office on" but would be nice to have default option, ideally for all device options.

    2 votes

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  4. When you set an alarm and set it to play the radio, it would be good if you could get that alarm to turn on a device such as a light at the same time.

    I currently have an alarm set, but then have to have a route created for the same time as the alarm to turn on the bedroom light. It would be great if this can be done in an alarm

    1 vote

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  5. I have a baby monitor motorola camera which unfortunatelly can only cast to my mobile, as workaround to avoid having my phone at hand everywhere, I leave the phone charging and stream my phone screen to one TV via chromecast. I would like to be able to stream my phone screen to alexa as it would be a better screen for this purpose (and others of course)

    2 votes

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  6. Right now, calendar notifications can only be sent to one echo device, but I want to send the notifications to several echo devices. Please implement a list of echo devices with a toggle per device to enable or disable Calendar notifications.

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  7. I need help with Alexa implementation.

    That is, I want Amazon.searchQuery to return results from Alexa so that the user can respond based on the results.

    The conversation should continue.

    1 vote

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  8. When debugging new skills and testing the discovery sometimes it's required a devices cleanup but there is no "delete all my devices" button or vocal command.

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  9. You should be able to copy text from cards or Alexa responses in the Alexa app, or be able to save out cards and answers to a file.

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  12. At present after linking my apple calendar with the Alexa app, it just reads events if I ask Alexa to do.

    For example, Alexa, read my today's calendar or my next events.

    I don't get any kind of reminder from my calendar's events.
    for example, sound notifications 30 mins before an event.

    To get a sound notification, I need to create reminders separately for that event.

    For this, what I am requesting is to enable an option within the calendar feature which will help to link specific calendar events with a reminder feature so that I don't need to do…

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  13. Have widgets to trigger custom or pre-made routines

    Instead of saying "Alexa, turn on my lamp" and waking up my roommate, just tap a widget on my phone's home screen (or on Alexa's app home screen) to run this routine.

    This to be a shortcut to open Alexa's app > menu > Routines > Run

    33 votes

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  14. Currently, if you want to set a routine on Alexa, it can only be Everyday, Weekdays, Weekends, or one particular day. If I want to set a routine for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I would have to set up 3 different routines. Could you please add the option to choose alternate days, or even any choice of days(Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri) instead of only being able to choose one day and return to the beginning to add more routines? Thank you in advance.

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  15. The ability to have a visual displays (APL screens) from the alexa app on a phone. So when you start the Alexa app and open your skill, your phone will show the visual aspects just like a Echo Show would.

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  16. Would like to widget on home screen to access lists

    17 votes

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  17. On you Firestick remote, Say, "Alexa" then tell the Firestick Alexa, "Screen note", an on screen dialog box appears on the TV. then whatever you say into the Firestick remote appears in the dialog box. This would be an easy way to communicate with a deaf or hard of hearing person. With some time settable limits, 10 seconds, 45 minutes, or until dissmissed. It would also be a way to leave notes for others. I don't know if there is a way to make it display on OTA TV programing but that seems important.
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  18. Currently you can not create a skill that can be triggered by activity detected by the motion sensor add-on the Amazon Flex supports. Please add this capability and then provide hooks in the AWS SDK to support it.

    8 votes

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  19. While in a minimalist approach to the Alexa app it may be fine, there is a big confusion that I have noticed across numerous friends and family members involving the idea that groups are basically how a user can group devices with an echo as a "room" idea. I think that either better guidance within the app should be included or a slightly modified system of organizing devices should be implemented. It seems that normal users do not realize that an alexa enabled device goes into a group with other devices to control them separately.

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  20. EXCEEDEDMAXREPROMPTS/SessionEndedRequest does not behave on the Show appropriately - in fact it does not happen at all!

    Makes SessionEndedRequest useless and means you can't code for a timeout to end the session and do cleanup then. The API should perform identically on all devices, or at the VERY LEAST the docs should articulate the differences

    2 votes

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