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  1. 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.

    349 votes
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  2. Customize wake word

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

    43 votes
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  3. Recording voice messages for multi-use

    When I go on deployment, I cannot use a “drop in” to talk to my kids for months at a time, so I’m hoping a development is underway to hold/store recordings of me saying goodnight/good morning to the kids and other prerecorded messages of me. Maybe incorporate it into a routine for them too.

    2 votes
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  4. Have Alexa pause during a conversation to allow user to think

    Have Alexa pause when user needs time to think about a response/answer.

    User can say: "wait" or "pause" or "one sec"
    System will flash orange ring until user says: "OK"

    Conversation flow resumes.

    318 votes
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  5. Allow skill to anticipate/disallow specific intents during conversation

    I would like my skill to be able to listen for specific responses, i.e. make Alexa bias towards utterances of one or multiple intents that I specify in the skill's response, for the next user input.

    For example, let's say my skill has a CityIntent which has utterances:


    • I live in {city}

    • It is {city}

    • {city}

    And my skill has another MovieIntent which has utterances:


    • I like {movieType}

    • I prefer {movieType}

    • {movieType}

    And at certain times my skill may also expect {yes/no} answer from user.

    Since {city} and {movieType} have different value, Alexa usually does a good job of figuring…

    72 votes
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  6. Add 'Request Desktop Site (Version)' option to Echo's Web Browser

    Currently, many of the websites that I visit on Echo redirects me to a mobile version of the website, which basically tells me to download the app (ex. https://open.spotify.com/). I would love the option for the silk to request 'Desktop Version' of the site, so it won't be redirected to the 'get the app' website.

    1 vote
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  7. Ability to Hide Top Bar in Browser

    The top bar in Echo's Silk browser does not always disappear when scrolling up. There are some website where that feature does not work (ex. https://play.pocketcasts.com/). Please, either fix the automatic scroll up bug or add a button to hide top bar in Echo's Silk Browser.

    1 vote
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  8. Trigger\Call lambda from routine

    Being able to call a lamda function from a routine would provide a high level of customization, and allow a person to trigger an action from an event. Currently you are forced to use only what is supported out of the box and cant build anything on top of that. Lamda calling would allow for that.

    1 vote
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  9. Have a command to restart the Echo device(s).

    Every so often, Echo devices take longer to respond, or generally start performing sub-optimally. This is typically resolved by restarting the unit. It seems I have to do this about once a month or so. Obviously, performing a power cycle can be done physically by pulling the plug, but having a command to tell Alexa to restart the device would be much more desirable, especially if a user can create a routine to restart all devices, or schedule a reboot every so often.

    4 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Langauge development

    You should increase the languages in Alexa.

    1 vote
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  12. 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.

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  13. I want Alexa tell time in military clock

    I want Alexa tell time in military clock

    5 votes
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  14. 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

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  15. Custom wake phrase

    My aunt is suffering from dementia and can remember to say "Call Will" (her husband) but not to say "Alexa, call Will." This could be a critical situation if she was alone and experienced a fall or became disoriented. As far as I can tell, there is no way to introduce a custom wake phrase that will do this. Can you suggest a solution?

    43 votes
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  16. Ability to transfer a skill if ownership changes

    Ability to transfer a skill from my account to a client's account.

    77 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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​​

    17 votes
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  19. 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.

    237 votes
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  20. 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

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