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. Allow Hyperlink in Descriptions

    I write the URL of "Share Routine" in the description field.
    And You can share "Routine" by clicking on the hyperlink.

    7 votes

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  2. private skill routine

    Please allow beta tester to be able to add private skills to Routine.

    8 votes

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  3. 30 second audio / video preview of skill

    To help users decide whether a skill should be used it would be great to have a 30 second audio clip with a promo / preview of a skill.

    Similar to how the app store has videos or images of apps the user can listen before committing to enabling or invoking the skill.

    These clips would surface in three places:

    1. On the skills directory page in the Alexa App
    2. On the skills directory page in the amazon website
    3. As an option to listen to when Alexa recommends a skill

    The audio clip would be uploaded / submitted during the submission…

    13 votes

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  4. factory reset

    I would like Alexa to be able to perform factory reset on voice command. Manual interface is obvious but cannot be done every time customer support asks us to perform this. Also we would want some basic settings or info to be back after reset as we do not want to spend time in settings all other things again from scratch

    1 vote

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  5. Voice command to update software for a particular device

    I would like Alexa to update the software of a device or appliance with voice command. Pressing button for some period of time or doing other HW actions manually can be avoided

    1 vote

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  6. language inclusive Home Skill tutorials

    The Smart Home Skill tutorial is thorough. However, it includes large amounts of Python code for the individual to copy and paste into their program. For someone looking to write a program in Java or any other language this isn't very helpful.

    1 vote

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  7. Overdrive audiobooks

    A skill that will allow alexa to connect directly to the overdrive library and play audiobooks or read kindle books that are checked out.

    2 votes

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  8. Use the echo show 8 camera as a motion detection device for the ring alarm system

    Use the echo show eight camera as a motion detection device which would integrate into the Ring Alarm system.

    2 votes

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  9. Have reviewers receive notification if their review receives a comment

    Currently, users can leave reviews for a skill. Someone, such as the developer, can respond in a comment. But the person who left a review is not notified about the comment. Those who leave reviews should also be alerted when people (such as the creator of the skill) responds to the comment.

    I had all 5-star reviews for my skill, which is a flash briefing. Then there was a feed issue for a few days, and some users left 1-star reviews, citing the feed issue. They said they would return/update when it got fixed.

    I commented to these people in…

    2 votes

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  10. Echo Show Camera Use As Motion Sensor Trigger in Routines

    Enable Echo Show camera to be used for security. If in built echo show camera detects motion, send notification to phone / other nominated Alexa devices.

    1 vote

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  11. Allow developer feedback for skills in International locales

    Currently the only way for a developer to respond to a user comment about their Alexa Skill is via comments in the review section.
    Now the only people who can comment or otherwise respond to a review are those who have spent a certain amount of money (for the US it is $50) on that particular amazon site. Clearly a developer publishing in multiple languages in different international locales would not have spent enough money in most international locales other their own home, so they can't respond to any comments posted for their international versions. This is a glaring hole…

    1 vote

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  12. Safebox

    We would like to get safebox as device type in your device list.. our device actually is under lock type but we would like to get it as separate type of device because the features of out IoT safebox (ARREGUI) are quite different than a lock. We have implemented via MQTT from our cloud the features Remote Opening (for emergency cases) and DeleteUser. For security reasons, for perform a succesful opening , someone has to be in front of the safebox for manually awake the safebox and turn the knob for completing the operation.

    1 vote

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  13. Open the direction of voice heard to other zigbee devices

    I want the direction of voice heard by echo pass to my robot (through ZigBee, or Internet), so that the robot could make its move to that direction.
    This feature is CRITICAL for home robot control. In case the robot has a map of the room, and could navigate by itself, also the position of Echo in room is known, once a command is made, the robot could move to that direction by itself.
    Why such important feature is not supported yet?

    1 vote

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  14. I want to add voice based rating on my alexa skills so i can receive more rating on my skiils

    Adding voice based rating to Alexa skills so users can give rating directly from Alexa skills or Alexa device during invoking Alexa skills.

    1 vote

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  15. For better echo show listening and responding with alexa first command should mute or reduce the volume of tv. and after command tv volume c

    For better echo show listening and responding with alexa first command should muted or reduced temporary the volume of tv. and after command tv volume can be active again

    1 vote

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  16. Developer Page/Profile in Alexa Skill Store

    It would be great to have a "Developer page" in the skill store, like a profile that lists all skills that this developer has published.

    I.e. make the name of the developer clickable in the skill store and show all skills that this person/company has published.

    13 votes

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  17. mandatory columns in Annotation Set

    In Annotation Set page, when you don't add an 'expected intent' it says 'internal error'. Isin't easier to just add a checkmark next to the mandatory fields or columns. This is part of testing and feedback.

    1 vote

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  18. Submit only certain locales for Certification

    Submit only certain locales for Certification
    I have an app live in 5 regions
    en-US
    en-GB
    en-CA
    en-IN
    en-AU

    I only want to make changes to en-US and publish

    3 votes

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  19. Alexa user “friendly”

    Alexa should listen briefly after a task is given and satisfied to hear if user says “thanks” and have Alexa always automatically respond “Your welcome” to support its user “friendly” interaction 😁

    6 votes

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  20. Contact User for Rating & Review

    User feedback is important to skill developer, very often rating and review can't tell all the details. If developer can contact customers for necessary details, that'll be amazing for both developers and users, which is actually a basic function on app store.

    1 vote

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