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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.

    453 votes
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  2. Pass user's message to IFTTT

    When user says "Trigger <IFTTT Applet name>", pass what user said to IFTTT so that you can add Ingredient.

    For example, "Alexa, trigger send notification Hello"
    -> IFTTT sends notification "Hello"

    2 votes
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  3. Covid-19 - Working From Home - Bluetooth Microphone profile to enable conference speaker use

    Hi, I like many others am having to work from home due to the Covid-19 outbreak. I join many conference calls daily from my laptop. While I can pair my laptop via bluetooth and have sound output to the Echo dot, the Microphones are not available for use! If they were, this would make the echo dot a great conference phone setup (one i'd recommend to many of my co-workers who are in the same situation (and dont want to use headsets!) I also have "less-abled" older relatives who would also find this of use ! Any chance of updating…

    2 votes
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  4. Customize wake word

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

    49 votes
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  5. 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.

    7 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.

    2 votes
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  7. Alexa enabled device to connect all the sources (display port, HMDI) will allow me to switch sources with my voice vs touch clumsy monitor.

    My idea would enable Alexa to input multiple PC monitor sources and give the ability to switch between them. It is so annoying to switch using under monitor buttons and KVM switches are so 1990's tech with tons of cables everywhere.

    One Alexa voice to control them all so to speak. I imagine this could be done via either hardware or software installed on the PC that is Alexa enabled. Either way could provide further expand-ability but that's beyond the scope of this idea currently.

    1 vote
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  8. Unread Notifications reminder for devices with screen

    Please update the firmware of devices with screen for put an icons or visual sign about an unread notification.

    On devices without screen you can see the ring turning up yellow, how about devices with screen??. Nothing!. Why not keep a yellow line at the bottom of the screen, or maybe more visually and icon just side the clock.

    It's easy, please update this at the firmware soon.

    1 vote
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  9. Alexa should be able to clear my history.

    Alexa can clear your history by erasing everything you've asked her to do.

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  10. Additional APL Video event handler ideas

    It would be useful if additional event handlers could be added to the APL video component to allow more control over the following situations:

    onTimeout or onFailedLoad - Allows the template creator to have an event automatically fire in the event that the video source fails to load for a given period of time (something like 5 seconds, or potentially even a user-defined period).

    onUnload - Allows template creator to fire an event when the video player is unloaded (such as when a new page is requested)

    1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    346 votes
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  13. 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…

    75 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. I want Alexa tell time in military clock

    I want Alexa tell time in military clock

    6 votes
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  18. Langauge development

    You should increase the languages in Alexa.

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  19. Ability to transfer a skill if ownership changes

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

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  20. 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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