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.

To keep this site purpose-driven and actionable, we moderate requests. Here’s some guidance on how to create great feature requests that can be evaluated by our development teams. For conversation, dialogue or help, you should visit our Alexa forums. We appreciate your input.

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  1. Ukrainian language voice

    Ukrainian language voice support

    5 votes

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  2. Show Mode on iOS and Android Alexa App

    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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  3. Add option to disable skill timeout while developing

    Provide an option to disable skill timeout while developing Alexa apps. This would allow code to be debugged from end to end without receiving "The requested skill took too long to respond". It is not currently possible to step through code and review the output in the simulator without sending multiple requests.

    It would be incredibly valuable to allow the timeout to be optional while a skill is being developed.

    5 votes

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  4. Repeat on school nights

    There should be an option to either pick multiple days of the week or pick school nights for repeating routines and reminders. Those are different on school nights (Sunday - Thursday) than Friday - Saturday. It's a pain getting everything turned off and on for school breaks much less have everything mysteriously vanish as happened recently.

    4 votes

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  5. Retrieve Echo Device Name in LaunchRequest in addition to DeviceID

    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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  6. Re-Use/Cascading a base state for duplicated events

    With many intents that share baseline handling intents (help,cancel,etc.) it would be nice to be able to define all these at a top level, and have specialized states cascade down. e.g. Define NewSession state with all the default handlers. In a new, specialized state, SpecialState, you only define those intents that are specific to that state, and any non defined events cascade down to NewSession state.

    This would allow more simplified code, as well as the ability to better maintain consistency through out experience.

    4 votes

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    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  7. Allow multiple start times in a routine

    Having a single routine for example turn light on, but then have the ability in that routine to set multiple on and off times.

    So instead of having 3 or for routines to turn a light on, you have 1 routine with multiple times

    3 votes

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  8. Respond to “thank you” the same as “stop”

    When a timer or alarm goes off, I instinctively say “Alexa, thank you”. Alexa says “you’re welcome” then carries on with the alarm sound. Maybe it’s a British thing, but when I say thank you to something I feel it should stop there. “Alexa, stop” seems very impolite.

    3 votes

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  9. Copy/save text from cards and answers in Alexa app

    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.

    3 votes

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  10. Vacation mode

    I would like to be able to set scheduled vacations in the Alexa app. Especially for routines and Guard mode. When I leave home there is no way to turn off my routines that I don’t want to run when I’m away.

    3 votes

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  11. Language (Skill Language vs Device Language)

    There are three places where we set the Language.

    1) When the developer builds an Alexa Skill.
    2) The Device settings.
    3) Skill Distribution Option - Where would you like this skill to be available? * In all countries and regions where Amazon distributes skills?

    Problem: "I developed my skills in English (US) then my Alexa Echo Dot --> language --> English (US). Things are working fine." My Skill got Certified. Now I see there is English (IN). If my change my Alexa Echo Dot --> language --> English (IN). I am not able to Play my Skill. I am…

    3 votes

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  12. Operate Alexa from an external application.

    I would like to be able to create skills to call users by using external applications as keys instead of waking up words.

    3 votes

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  13. Allow more than one customised action in a routine

    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.

    2 votes

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  14. default settings for smart devices within a group

    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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  15. mirror mobile screen echo show

    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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  16. APL on Phone App

    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.

    2 votes

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  17. EXCEEDED_MAX_REPROMPTS/SessionEndedRequest device type inconsistencies

    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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  18. Allow echo show screen to be controlled from Alexa app without voice command

    Being able to change an echo show's screen brightness remotely via the Alexa app or routine. Having to ask the display to turn off at night is awkward and frustrating. Maybe implementing screen dimming or screen off on a routine or as part of the device control within the Alexa app

    2 votes

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  19. Trigger profile based on voice profile

    If Alexa can tell who is speaking based on the voice profile, why cant it run routines for that user. Currently if my Alexa is on my profile my wife cant run her routines without having to ask Alexa to swtich profile

    2 votes

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  20. Make Alexa available in Bangladesh

    Please make Alexa available in Bangladesh even if it is in English. A lot of people are unable to use their Amazon devices because Alexa isn't available in Bangladesh.

    2 votes

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