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. Two languages at the same time

    Hello there,

    it'd be excellent if Alexa could have two languages activated at the same time. For example, I'd love to have German and English activated and have access to the German and the US skill store at the same time.

    Much obliged

    2 votes

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  2. Guest Mode

    Say I've got an Alexa device in my guest room. It would be great if there was a kind of "guest mode" which I could use to apply certain (customizable) restrictions to features like:

    • Skill invocation
    • Smart Home
    • Playing music
    • Shopping​​
    22 votes

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  3. Langauge development

    You should increase the languages in Alexa.

    1 vote

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  4. time

    Usage time limitations/time plans/temporarily deactivation of Echo devices via Alexa app to prevent children from using the device/consuming content excessively or during night etc.

    1 vote

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  5. Allow two way video for Echo show with WebRTC

    Need two way video support using RTCSessionController to enable lot of skills, long with much needed Aira for Visually impaired. This is a much add feature and I hope low hanging for enabling accessibility using Aira.

    https://aira.io

    1 vote

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  6. Enable and allow true push capabilities

    Expanding the current implementation of Push would unlock a massive developer opportunity. Please allow devs to build and users to select skills that can speak without the user initiating the conversation. If a skill gets annoying they can turn it off.

    300 votes

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    Thanks a lot for submitting this request. Your request has been recorded.

  7. Plug/Switch parameter

    Hello, I would dearly love to be able to ask Alexa to turn on a plug/switch with an optional parameter indicating how long to keep power on. Ex: alexa turn on S1 for 5 minutes.

    5 votes

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  8. API for Alexa Voice Profiles

    The Alexa Voice Profiles feature released recently is a great and awesome feature to have. Can you please have API for Alexa Voice Profiles so that we can use it in our Skills to perform a certain action based on the voice of the user and also customize response per user.

    28 votes

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  9. Remove the conflict between Smart home device and Custom skill

    Hi,

    As I was creating a custom skill to control the TV through IR, after saying "Alexa, turn on the tv" it goes to the smart home skill section and says"No smart devices are found in your account" so As I was asking about this in forum they said this always will happen for custom skill you need invocation and all but if this feature is implemented it will be best.

    You can have a checker or switcher which looks for smart home devices connection(In smart home skill) if none found it will search it in custom skill and after…

    1 vote

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  10. Send Command to Remote Alexa Speaker Device

    I receive many requests from users who would like to be able to launch a skill to a remote device. For example, a customer in their living room may want to launch Rain Sounds in their child's bedroom by saying something like:

    Customer: "Alexa, send a command to the kids' bedroom"
    Alexa: "O.K. What command?"
    Customer: "Open Rain Sounds"
    [success chime]
    [LaunchRequest is sent to the Rain Sounds skill from the "kids' bedroom" device]

    4 votes

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  11. Echo show customizations for room type. Kitchen, bedroom, etc. Also echo link app controlling audio. Not so easy playing music

    Example Alexa show in the kitchen having menu for recipes. For the bedroom things that would replace a phone (port home phone to echo) or an alarm clock, or remote. Echo link not so easy to play music. It will attempt to play on all other echo devices before going to link.

    2 votes

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  12. Enable developer access to the Show/Spot/Look Camera

    Enable developer access to the Show/Spot/Look camera for both taking a picture or capturing video - bonus: easy integration with AWS Rekognition in ASK would be ideal.

    31 votes

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  13. Windows Computer to act as an Alexa Gadget

    Looking for a native way to send commands to my Windows PC so I can control my PC via Echo Dot. I asked the question on forum initially: https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/198845/my-windows-computer-to-act-as-alexa-gadget.html

    The first use case for the annoying issue would be to mute PC music (speakers) when Alexa wakes up...this way I can command her (else she hears other audio and doesn't understand).

    Other nice feature would be to turn on/off my monitors, control volume, start programs,...

    5 votes

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  14. Allow new skill session after audio stream has completed

    Currently if a user streams audio via the skill there is no friendly way to get back to the skill without the user saying an invocation command.

    I'd propose a way to allow a skill to open a new session, allowing speechOutput after the PlaybackNearlyFinished or PlaybackFinished events occur in the AudioPlayer interface.

    There are a couple use-cases for this:

    1) A podcast skill where it would be beneficially to ask the user if they'd like to listen to the next episode.
    2) Give some information about the next episode before it begins to play
    3) Provide a purchase opportunity…

    16 votes

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  15. New Alexa interaction flow besides :tell and :ask - :ask-once

    • Suggestion

    Having a new flow in Alexa interaction:
    Prompt -> listen -> exit

    • Problem

    As you know, there are currently two main Alexa interaction flows:

    :tell - Prompt -> listen -> end session

    and

    :ask - Prompt -> listen -> reprompt -> listen -> end session

    This is quite sufficient, but sometimes there could be a use for a shorter interaction, where user is asked for something once. Alexa would listen for the response and if user says nothing it closes the session. This would be mostly useful at the end of the game, when asking user for some feedback,…

    1 vote

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  16. Have multiple invocation name for a single skill

    Have multiple invocation name for a single skill

    5 votes

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  17. Brief mode setting being being passed through to Skill developers

    Together with the JSON request, developers should be able to see if a user has 'brief mode' active or not.
    This gives the skill developer more insight into the user preferences and they can choose to shorten their skill responses.

    4 votes

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  18. Show custom skill on (Echo Show / Spot) home screen

    I would like to have an option to add custom information on the Echo Show or Spot home screen.

    For example, i developed a Webcam Skill and i want my Echo Show/Spot to show it without asking for.

    7 votes

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  19. Remove/Delete Suppressed skills in Developer Account

    Currently, Suppressed or inactive skills remain in developer accounts and create Clutter.

    Allow for Developers to manage and maintain their developer accounts for organization and clarity.

    Additionally a suppressed skill in a developer account still shows as "LIVE" which is in accurate this should be adjusted immediately.

    38 votes

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  20. Give the time in Routines

    Presently we are able to get the News, Weather, or Traffic in a Routine. But right now we can’t get a simple time-stamp in a Routine. It would be nice if I could verbally trigger a Bedtime Routine that adjusted lights, temperature, and said “It’s 11:23pm. Good night!” It would seem rather simple to add this capability; wouldn’t seem any more difficult than News, Weather, or Traffic.

    13 votes

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