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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.

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  2. ”Hey Alexa”

    I have a stutter, and find it hard to say any of the wake words easy. Could an option be added for users to say “Hey Alexa” rather than just “Alexa”

    Whenever I say Hey Alexa, it doesn’t seem to recognise it

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  3. interactive movie

    I have a genius idea!!!
    I think they need to come out with a scary movie that is interactive with Alexa. So during the movie Alexa starts making sounds or playing music or turning lights on and off.

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  4. Enable "Alexa for Apps" from Echo devices

    "Alexa for Apps" is fantastic; but the vast majority of users don't own compatible mobile devices. They own some variant of the Amazon Echo in most cases.

    Please enable "Alexa for Apps" from all of the Amazon Echo models too.

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  6. for video doorbell, the video automatic live on alexa, short time.. just 10 sec!

    for video doorbell, the video automatic live on alexa, short time.. just 10 sec! can make 1-2 mins

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  7. Improved Ring compatibility: motion snooze

    Currently you can snooze the motion detection on the Ring cameras (when gardening etc.) but Alexa continues to shout notifications every 5 mins when someone is in the garden. This is not great for whoever stays indoors. Improving the compatibility so that Alexa also does not notify for movement when ring is in motion snooze would be great. Otherwise you have to turn the cameras off (not ideal) or mute each individual Alexa. Being able to snooze the motion of the cameras from Alexa would also be appreciated.

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  8. Let users reply while Alexa is speaking (without wake word)

    Reasons:


    1. Because it's so natural for people to do! And Alexa is a product for people.


    2. Users quite often start to speak while Alexa is still speaking or just finished speaking and haven't yet turned on its mic.
      There is a blue light, but sometimes users speak to Alexa when it's outside of their view site. Alexa is designed to be for eye-busy experience, and eyes might be busy while interaction.


    3. Alexa is actually listening to users all the time while it's speaking - but now it only detects a wake word. So why don't allow a full intent there?

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  9. Make Alexa understand two languages at time. Some of us are bilingual and would like to make commands in either or both languages.

    Some of us are bilingual and would like to make commands in either or both languages. Sometimes it is easier to ask a question in one language and other times on another.

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  10. skill cedes control to subordinate skill without returning control (not Skill Connections)

    I am building what amounts to a knowledge management app (what I would consider a major application opportunity for voice in the enterprise) for a Fortune 500 company prototyping Alexa as a front end to access information (APL submenus to navigate) from multiple subcategories of information. In order to accomplish this seamlessly a given skill needs to call another skill (ala Skill Connections) without returning control to the original skill. Per support, this apparently can not be done currently (Skill Connections returns control to the "requesting" original skill and does not cede control). Please consider adding what seems to be…

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  11. Smart Home Devices and free text

    It would be nice to be able to send arbitrary text to Smart Home devices, e.g. "Alexa send 'hello world' to my device".
    This could be useful for many classes of devices, e.g. whiteboards, banners...

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  12. 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"

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  13. 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…

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  14. Customize wake word

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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)

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