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. Using Alexa to control Roku. There is an available app but it is only free for a few commands per month. Also tailored to my Roku channels and it has better navigation. Back end written in Python. Uses ngrok so my laptop is the back end so it can control Roku locally.

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  2. Need the ability to have all my kids see all echo devices in alexa app (should be aws orgs where all the devices roll up to parent account and then permission granted for devices to other house hold alexa users) to better utilize features such as going to a room and playing selected users playlist or to be able to control smart home features using alexa app as each child / adult has a different alexa login.

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  3. The Alexa Voice Experience is such a solo experience.

    Working out how to share and follow on Alexa is going to be success for Alexa's Skills.

    Here is an example of the sharing mechanic:

    "Do you want to share this forecast with your Mum?"

    "Yes"

    Alexa accesses user's address book.

    Sends notification to "Mum's" phone via text message.

    "Your daughter" wants to share her latest forecast with you?"

    "Mum" clicks on notification link.

    Link takes "Mum" to Alexa app and it enables the skill.

    Alexa says "Your daughter wants you to know this forecast"

    "Mum" hears Alexa talking.

    Alexa says…

    1 vote

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  4. Currently, the Alexa app will resolve a listen() call within 1-2 seconds, requiring the user to make an immediate reply.

    A physical device will wait 8 seconds.

    By knowing on which type of device I'm running I can add a few seconds of silence to the playback, to give a good user experience, without them having to upgrade the app. (Assuming a fixed version of the app exists.)

    1 vote

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  5. When Alexa will be officially available in switzerland?

    15 votes

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  6. Why do APL designed skills have a dark tint/overlay on listening mode?
    This seems to be a UX flaw.
    Why hinder visibility of a skill designed to have a visible aspect?

    The blue waving graphic should be more than enough to let the user know Alexa is listening.

    1 vote

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  7. Because routines are a way to control multiple things at once, they are used pretty frequently. When too many routines are created, the list gets disorganized and a little chaotic. Why not have the ability to group your routines by the rooms they control?

    11 votes

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. 10 votes

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  10. Being able to launch a bookmark on the Echo Show browsers by voice would bring a whole new functionality to voice interactions on the Echo Show device.

    27 votes

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  11. Would QR codes work with Alexa Skills?

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  12. It'll be amazing if we can have location based skill recommendation. e.g.
    When saying "Find San Francisco skills", it will recommend related local skills for me

    2 votes

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  13. I have a personal alexa account and now a work one. I have added my work account to my household via the companion app but my alexa skill does not function properly. I believe I have to switch accounts to be successful. The ios companion app does now allow account switching and I do not want to have to constantly switch accounts for work and for personal. Please make this less annoying.

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  14. Create configurable sub groups within groups to allow users to control a set of devices based on type to better manage large numbers of devices.

    This improves user experience for managing devices in groups (rooms) and groups within rooms. Currently Alexa organises switches and lights separately but you cannot ask alexa to turn off only lights in a room as part of that subgroup

    I cannot ask alexa to turn off 'lounge room lights' without it turning off the switches in the same room/group.

    If we can create and submit commands to devices as part of sub groups, we can…

    9 votes

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  15. Reviews are one of the major ways people will decide to use your skills. It is also where developers get a lot of feedback or questions regarding their skills. Whilst you can respond to these reviews on the amazon website, it is not visible within the Alexa App for others to see.

    Please allow developers to be able to respond to reviews within the Alexa app. It will provide an easy way to answer any questions and will allow new potential users to see responses by the developer that might otherwise deter them from trying the skill.

    47 votes

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  16. My live skill has customers who have multiple Alexa devices and I need to provide them a UI to tie a device with a particular task.

    The problem is in LaunchRequest I get a device ID like this. amzn1.ask.device.AHKJQG7VUA6HX4FMMCRQYRFTTXTZACQAJVH3KRR5MBLNC64UQ7UMWH3FKSYAXMICNCWARKPUAPBOYXFMDZLXYQE5WJL4GMZUJX6S4JBXOE7ZCSKBH3T47C7UZ2W4Q3XPROSWKGANQHSPNRX5GQ5IIUH3VKTQ

    If I show this in a dropdown to the customer to choose from, their brains will explode. Can you not pass us the friendly name of the device like "Ben's bedroom" or "Alice's living"

    4 votes

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  17. Bring full Show Mode support to Alexa App on iOS and Android for Phones and Tablets similar to Show Mode on Fire Tablets with full Support for APL.

    Amazon Music App already supports wake word while the app is open. Do the same in Alexa App while open with Show Mode to complete the Phone and Tablet experience on iOS and Android for multi-modal designed skills.

    5 votes

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  18. I would like to be able to render APL documents on Alexa Mobile app as a @viewPort profile. Any plan to support this?

    2 votes

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  19. I can currently see what is music playing on devices through the Alexa app but I do not have the ability to see what’s being watched via my video streaming devices.

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  20. Allow development of custom app with feature compatibility with Alexa Companion App. This can be done through exposing functionality like setting up reminders, routines, address book, calling and messaging through either avs-SDK or expose server APIs.

    This will be particularly useful in Alexa for Business settings.

    13 votes

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