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. 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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  2. Slow down Alexa's speech speed - Make Alexa more accessible

    I'd very much like my son (11 yrs) to be able to communicate w/Alexa.
    He's not an Eng as a mother tongue (native) speaker, as am I ;-)
    Regrettably, his command of the English lang is as a 3-4 yrs.
    I'd like that Alexa would:
    1) Speak A Lot (!) Slower?
    2) Reply A Lot (!) more accessible ("lower" English "level")?

    6 votes

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  3. 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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  4. hosted skills for everything

    There should be the hosted skill option for all types of skills.

    1 vote

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  5. Blog blueprint for non-WordPress blogs?

    How about a Blog blueprint for sites other than WordPress blogs? Why not any text-based RSS feed? (Blogger, for instance.)

    1 vote

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  6. I want Alexa tell time in military clock

    I want Alexa tell time in military clock

    10 votes

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  7. Standalone Wearable

    We already have Amazon Dash Wand. Why not miniaturized it into a wearable like a fitness tracker (without the barcode scanner) so that we can have a standalone wearable with built-in Alexa? That way we can talk to Alexa wherever we are as long it is connected to the internet via WiFi (just like the Amazon Dash Wand).

    1 vote

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  8. Follow up email to assist account linking completion

    Request:
    Amazon to send a follow-up email to users who used a skill that invoked account linking option so that they can complete the account linking from an email link instead of just in the Alexa phone app.

    The current process is too disjointed. The user has to break off their voice session in order to fiddle about on the Alexa app. Conversion of account linking is terrible.

    With this request implemented the user would be reminded about account linking at a later date via their email and could complete it whilst in a mode that is more appropriate to…

    1 vote

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  9. Have Alexa be able to spell certain words in commands through the Alexa App

    Go ahead and try to get Alexa to play "Cantos Profane" by Richard Band. Or get it to call my friend Viktyr (No, I don't have any friends named Victor". Some things just require spelling, and Alexa does not accept spelling words out.

    1 vote

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  10. 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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  11. Russian support

    Would be lovely if Alexa'd have russian language support. Some friends of mine and I were thinking of bringing Alexa to grandparents as they don't use any smart devices and speaking would be the easiest way for them.

    724 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Alexa smart home skills with Mode.Controller need to be able to query current mode.

    I am creating a smart home skill with the Mode.Controller. There needs to be a way to query what the mode is set to with voice. I see it in my alexa.amazon.com page showing the DeepQuery. But with voice the only response I get is I'm not quite sure what went wrong.. This would greatly help the user experience.

    2 votes

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  14. Fire TV Sleep Mode or Timer

    Allow Alexa to turn on sleep mode or countdown to sleepmode on Fire TV devices via voice command. I would like to be able to set routines, and give the command and my lights would shut off, my FireTV would go into sleep mode (or start timer).

    1 vote

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  15. Alexa should know my birthday from my profile.

    Alexa knows my name and address and other info. But when asked about my birthday or age, she has no idea. Such info is part of my account information. She should be able to call that info up and also be ready to wish me a Happy Birthday.

    1 vote

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  16. IR blaster support on echo dot and alexa skills.

    IR-blaster addon for echo dot with support from alexa skills and routines.

    3 votes

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  17. Allow users to interrupt apps and call appropriate callback

    Allow developers to be able to define callbacks for user interruptions.

    At the moment, as soon as Alexa start responding to the user, he must listen to the full response or quit the app.
    There's no option to suppress current response and stay in the app.

    Consider an example:
    Alexa: I found three news articles related to your query. Article #1: [title of the article] Article #2: [title of the article] Article #3: [title of the article]

    Assume that the app allows the user to then listen to the full article. He needs to wait for the full message to…

    2 votes

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  18. Have multiple invocation name for a single skill

    Have multiple invocation name for a single skill

    5 votes

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  19. Customize wake word

    Allow user to customize wake word of their own choosing or at least expand choices greatly.

    76 votes

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  20. Ability to ask about currently executing skill

    Ability to ask Alexa what skill it is/was currently executing.

    I test skills through a combination of ngrok, the skill's backend log and my Alexa device. So I should see everything. Sometimes Alexa seems to lose contact with my skill. It would be nice to ask Alexa about what skill it thinks it is running.

    2 votes

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