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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Context Awareness (Room Awareness) for Any Device placed into a Group with Echo Device

    There are multiple Asks from other Users over a number years, yet Amazon isn’t acting or reacting.

    Alexa Context Awareness (Room Awareness) for any device placed in a group + Echo device, to control using natural utterance as long as it is in a group using the object name. (same as lights/switches).

    Alexa supports Lights, Switches, Thermostats - today. However myself and many others would like to Control the devices we choose to insert into a group with natural utterances, regardless if they are a Blind/Shade, Awning, Fan, drape etc but use the objects name vs having to utter Alexa…

    14 votes

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  5. Do not remove device from routine

    Do not remove a device from a routine if it fails to access the device. If I have a lamp turned off and run a routine that tries to turn it on or off, Alexa deletes the device from the routine.

    1 vote

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  6. list as a stand alone icon

    Figure a way for the shopping list to be set "outside" the Alexa app, to stand alone versus having to go through multiple screens on the phone while you're in the store "just" to get to your shopping list!

    3 votes

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  7. Correct / Allow for any smart device as a trigger

    Your routines will not allow for any of my light switches or plugs to be used as a trigger, hence switch goes on anounce something as action. This restriction makes no sence and cannot seem to be able to find any smart switches or plugs that will show in the routines device triggers screen.

    3 votes

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  8. Add a proactive event for general reminders

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

    1 vote

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  9. String input as basic setting in alexa skill

    As a developer I would like to have the possibility to ask users for some string input to personalize a skill dependent on the string input.
    String input can be e.g. a link to some feed (iCal, RSS, Atom whatever) or any other user input which is not related to any account somewhere.

    By this, generic skills could be built to wrap any content.

    In my special case, I would use it to enter a domain name which then corresponds to an communication / information app which doesn't need account creation and authentification (which helps a lot when dealing with…

    1 vote

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  10. Automated DJ

    Allow users to enable “DJ Mode” that while streaming music adds cross fades to songs and occasionally has Alexa announce songs with factoids about the music or artist. I miss traditional radio but like listening to more than the same 40 songs. What I miss are the DJs.

    1 vote

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  11. Alerts for HOH users

    I am hard of hearing and would like to allow a speaker group to audibly ring loudly when my phone rings as well as turn off or on a smart light. On a side note, an Alexa doorbell should be a thing. Use the “button” technology to create a smaller, water resistant, model that can be affixed in a door bell location and allow users to create routines for it just like the current “button.” This would allow users not only to create a custom chime that plays on all their devices but also allow for automated turning on of…

    1 vote

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  12. Bluetooth to speaker groups

    I currently have a turntable hooked up to my sound system via Bluetooth to one of my Echo devices. I would like to be able to play the audio from my turntable on a speaker group, currently it plays just on the one Echo. This feature would also allow a user to play audio from a connected phone, tv, tablet, or computer on multiple Echos at once.

    1 vote

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  13. Allow in-session account linking

    A user should be able to link their account mid-session and not be forced to exit the skill to get the benefits of a linked account.

    1 vote

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  14. Ability to show a card on a confirmation

    I would like to be able to show a card when the user is confirming an intent. It would be more explicit and, well, confirmatory, to be able to put text on the screen as in addition to the voice prompt, even it it was simply showing the text that matches the prompt that'd be something, but ideally a customizable card...

    1 vote

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  15. Custom fields in calendar

    I’d like to be able to add an Owner field to Alexa input calendar events so I can identify which family member is the owner of an appointment. That way, anybody can enter their events in the family calendar from Alexa and we identify to whom the event is for.

    1 vote

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  16. Allow skills developers to invoke developing skills from routines

    Currently, only published skills can be invoked from routines. This creates difficulties in skills testing because it is impossible to test how a skill will behave being invoked from a routine. It would be easier if a routine will be able to invoke a skill in published and developing mode as well.

    2 votes

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  17. Launch the skill after the reminder.

    I want the reminder API to be able to launch skills via Skill Connections, like the timer API.

    For example
    1. The reminder rang.
    2. Alexa Skill has launched.
    3. Alexa said. Did you do it?
    4. User said. Did not do.
    5. Alexa said. Then when do you do it?
    6. User said. 3 days later. / 5 days later. / others. (Irregular)
    7. Alexa Skill has set a new reminder.

    I want to create such skills.

    5 votes

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  18. Transfer audio to another device

    Move audio to another device, i.e. I’m done in the kitchen and want to continue listening in the dining room. “Alexa,follow me to the dining room.”

    12 votes

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  19. Proactive Notification for Public Safety messages

    Especially in CA, PSPS has become very important.

    1 vote

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  20. Actionable based notifications

    Alexa - I’ve noticed it’s 10 o’clock and the house alarm is not set, would you like me to set it for you?
    User - Yes (sets alarm)
    User - No (does nothing)

    1 vote

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