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. Allow a "General" schema in Proactive Events API.

    The new Proctive Events api has a limited number of specific schemas which greatly limits how customized the notification message can be.

    Can we get a "general" type of schema that allows a more flexible message? This would make notifications much more useful.

    5 votes

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  2. Proactive Notification for Public Safety messages

    Especially in CA, PSPS has become very important.

    1 vote

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  3. 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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  4. Voice output via echo’s speaker, music via headphone jack

    My echo show is connected via headphone jack to a sound system that I have turn on and off manually. To hear alexa, I need to turn it on. But I dont want to have the sound system turned on all day. Please bring an option where I can tell alexa to answer via the echos speaker and play the music via headphone jack, that would be much appreciated.

    2 votes

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  5. Alexa’s whisper for routines

    Many Alexa users experience the issue of wanting Alexa to whisper on a routine, especially for use of an alarm at night or in the morning. The issue is that many of us wake up even hours before the next person in the house has to wake up, so we can’t use Alexa as the alarm because she has a habit of screaming out her words on routines when you want her to just whisper. It would be great to see the addition of “Alexa whisper” under “device settings” when creating a routine, so that anything Alexa says during the…

    22 votes

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  6. Read ALL the language settings of the mobile!

    I have in my mobile set the following languages in THIS order:
    - Hungarian
    - German
    - English

    The Alexa App however does not check this! Just the default system language Hungarian. So. Because this language is not supported, English will be set for the app. Why? It should take the first applicable, and this is German (living in Austria). Please fix this!

    1 vote

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  7. Bring multi-room support to Ecobee 5 Smart Thermostat.

    Ecobee thermostats include echo (alexa) functionality for many of the feature set including the ability to play music. However it cannot be added to a speaker group in the Alexa app. Ecobee development, has posted this is due to limitations from Amazon.

    Please work with Ecobee to add this functionality.

    1 vote

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  8. Copy/save text from cards and answers in Alexa app

    You should be able to copy text from cards or Alexa responses in the Alexa app, or be able to save out cards and answers to a file.

    3 votes

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  9. Number of digits in slot

    Add a validation for number of digits in Number Slot

    1 vote

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  10. 1 vote

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  11. Add sender-id to smarthome directives

    Would it be possible to transmit the name, room-name, or serial number of the respective echo device when sending a directive (e.g. turn-on) through the api to my AVS smarthome device.
    This would allow me to react differently depending in which room the voice command was issued.

    1 vote

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  12. Echo light ring to indicate timer progress/countdown

    A timer would be improved if I could quickly see the progress without asking how much time is left.
    I suggest that you use the light ring to count down the timer: starting with the light ring fully lit when the timer starts, it could progressively dim, a bit like the hand of a clock.
    There could also be a light flash warning when, say, 1 min from the timer ending.
    It would be nice also to save and recall a timer that I use often.

    1 vote

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  13. Other e-mails for skill certification.

    Allow developers to add multiple email addresses in the Dev consul under the certification tab to receive feedback pertaining to the skill. In addition place the feedback in the certification tab instead of just having a general message that is of no value to the developer.

    34 votes

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  14. Need to fix Alexa Skills to run one after another if they will both appear at same time

    Today on 17.04.2021 at 10:15 AM, I experienced a situation where two skills appear at the same time. They are reading amazon order notifications and executing routine.

    The routine was set by me which is running on scheduled time after a specific interval. The detailed information is given below:

    Previously, I set a routine on weekly basis(Saturday at 10:15 AM). However, at that time(10:14 AM), there a notification arrived about my amazon order.

    So, I requested Alexa to read my notification and Alexa read it for me. Fortunately, my request and the routine execution time were the same(10:15 AM), as…

    1 vote

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  15. Insert a skill at the begin of a routine

    I can only use a skill at the end of a routine? Why? I want to start with a skill inside my routine, but I get everytime a message, that this skill must be at the end of a routine.

    3 votes

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  16. Overdrive audiobooks

    A skill that will allow alexa to connect directly to the overdrive library and play audiobooks or read kindle books that are checked out.

    2 votes

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  17. APL transition property

    The AnimateItem command can be used to create animations for the opacity and transform properties. With the release of APL 1.6, many more properties have been unlocked for dynamic updates, such as the height and width of a component.However, the AnimateItem command does not support these properties, instead you have to use for example Easing Functions to implement animations for these properties. In my opinion, the Easing Functions are relatively complex in terms of their structure, and furthermore they can currently only be defined statically, which means that, as with the AnimateItem command, I have to define the initial and…

    1 vote

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  18. Allow outDir and build command for Alexa hosted skill

    When using Alexa hosted skill there's no ability to define the
    "outDir": "dist" instead a hardcoded index.js is always used. While this isn't a blocker it's not a great experience.

    It would be nice to define a build command when the deploy happens for example in package.json under scripts like the following

    npm run compile

    which would then compile the TypeScript source code in the src directory and output it to the dist directory.

    1 vote

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  19. We need an Echo Show with HDMI out.

    This is the killer device that everyone is looking for. Echo Show is great, but the screen is too small. Sound is great from the Echo Show itself so you wouldn't need to use the TV sound, thus avoiding feedback issues etc. due to latency in the TV. Two way video calling is a lot different with a big screen, enabling family conversations and a more natural experience than you get when handholding a device.

    2 votes

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  20. Add Dutch Language

    Please add Dutch language support for Alexa and make it available in The Netherlands.

    You can contact me if there is a beta program or if I can help with voice recognition.

    140 votes

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