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.

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  1. Personalized songs/story with name

    Love to hear few songs in personalized name, for example a very common use case is birthday songs where Alexa can personalize with name of person whose birthday.
    Can be simply implemented with name place holder for few songs where personalization is possible.
    Same concept can be applied for few story books where character name can be personalized to kids name.

    1 vote

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  2. Add Vietnamese language

    Please add the Vietnamese language so users can talk to Alexa in Vietnamese. We love Alexa!

    167 votes

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  3. webAPI start skill connections by tapping

    I have a skill that uses skill connections to transfer users to other skills.

    This skill uses webAPI for its visuals and I'd like the user to be able to commence the skill connection via touch.

    This is possible via APL but not currently via webAPI. It would be good if this was supported for webAPI skills too as APL doesn't support the level of animation or continuous background music provided in our webapp.

    1 vote

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  4. WebAPI audio volume should match native Alexa voice #hygienefix

    Currently the volume of Alexa's voice when provided through webAPI transformers is quieter than the native Alexa voice which skills that use webAPI harder for customers to understand.

    You can partially solve this by increasing the gain of the TTS file you receive but it clips and sounds low quality compared to Alexa's native voice.

    Fixing this would improve the usability and quality of webAPI skills (as users will be able to hear them better and the audio will sound better) and will prevent the user needing to stop the skill in order to change the volume.

    1 vote

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  5. Amazon.searchQuery with Alexa's result-based suggestions so that the user can respond based on the results

    I need help with Alexa implementation.

    That is, I want Amazon.searchQuery to return results from Alexa so that the user can respond based on the results.

    The conversation should continue.

    1 vote

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  6. private skill routine

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

    8 votes

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  7. Support 12 hour time format for SSML 'time' interpretations

    Right now, if you have an AMAZON.Time slot, for example, and you have read back that slot value in a confirmation, even if you use a say-as interpret-as "time", the readout will be in military / 24 hour time rather than 12 hour time which is what most people would use conversationally.

    For example, if I say "One thirty PM" in a slot, the playback in the confirmation will be "Thirteen Thirty".

    2 votes

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  8. 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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  9. Alexa being able to stop timers/alarms rather than audio on Sonos or External Media Playback

    Alexa, stop the timer (without stopping music/TV audio).

    When I am listening to the TV via a Sonos AMP I find that if someone else in the home says "Alexa, Stop" to an Alarm or Timer that the sound on my Sonos device stops rather than the timer or alarm they are trying to dismiss. Alexa should set Timers and Alarms to be the most prominent for stop commands to avoid this conflict.

    1 vote

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  10. Be able to put in breaklines in ISP JSON file for long descriptions

    Be able to put in breaklines in ISP JSON file for long descriptions. It works when you edit the skill.json file when you write content in the Description box on your skill so the same should be applied for description boxes of an ISP product.

    1 vote

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  11. Custom Task Analytics in Skill Metrics

    See more detailed information about custom tasks in the skill metrics interface. At moment I can only see the engagement of all tasks, but it would be awesome to filter it by the task identifier and campaign parameter (a2z_ref).

    2 votes

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  12. Add a proactive event for general reminders

    For example: "remeber to <action> <time>"

    2 votes

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  13. Pet friendly, easing dog's fear of Alexa

    My dog is terrified of Alexa when she speaks, would be great to have Alexa on command, announce...Good girl, (pet's name). Another option, I love you (pet's name). Hopefully, the pet would eventually feel at ease when hearing Alexa speak. My 83 year old mother will not call me on the echo for fear of traumatizing my dog. We originally purchased echo's for around her house to have the ability to call us in case of emergency. I know this sounds crazy, but there must be other pet owners who are experiencing this as well.

    1 vote

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  14. Make built in APL components to be more flexible

    My use case requires image lists in APL but with some custom styling to match branding. It would be great if I could override some of the styles in an AlexaImageList component to get the benefit of all the existing responsive behaviour and at the same time, apply required colors

    2 votes

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  15. 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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  16. Add "Delete my devices" command and button

    When debugging new skills and testing the discovery sometimes it's required a devices cleanup but there is no "delete all my devices" button or vocal command.

    1 vote

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  17. An advanced web editor for routines

    My idea has two parts:
    1. Add a web editor for routines also on alexa.amazon.* that works like android/iOS app editor
    2. Add also an "advanced mode" where you can directly write code and, maybe, add more complex logic, variables ecc...

    2 votes

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  18. alexa for kids app

    The fire tablet does not allow use of the Alexa kids App to use for phone calls because of the parental controls. I was not able to sync the Alexa kids app to my childs profile. So it has been frustrating to take advantage of this tool. Please consider changing this feature to allow use from a childs profile. W

    1 vote

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  19. ThermostatController custom modes

    Allow customization of thermostat controller modes (descriptions and utterances).

    An optional ModeController added to a device having display category = "THERMOSTAT".does not show the combo selector in the Alexa app for the given device.

    1 vote

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  20. outdoor temperature alert

    "Alexa alert me when the temperature drops below 50 degrees"

    As the seasons change, my animals need to come in earlier/ later. I would like to be able to do that by setting a temp alert instead of a timer.

    6 votes

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