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. Stereo Support for APL for Audio

    APL-A touts higher sample rates and uncompressed audio, but that only pertains to the input format. Any high quality audio file gets mixed down to an output format of mono 48 kbps, meaning that it is actually ultimately worse than the potentially stereo format possibly with the audio tag.

    Please consider adding stereo support for Mixer & Sequencer events, if not actually increasing the end output quality.

    1 vote

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  2. temperature alarm

    The ability for Alexa to use outside temperature as an alarm trigger. "Alexa notify me if the outside temperature is under 72 degrees." A better implementation for Alexa's with a skill like Weather Bug would be "Alexa notify me if the outdoor temperature is [over/under] the indoor temperature." and the perfect implementation would be a standing command to notify me whenever the indoor & outdoor temps transition past each other.

    9 votes

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  3. Allow a skill to be triggered by outside temperature.

    I wish to have an activity (state of my pool pump) to be changed based on current air temperature outside. (as in "ON" when below freezing)

    1 vote

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  4. For seniors allow Alexa to respond without requiring the use of “Alexa” first

    For seniors needing help , they may be confused or can’t remember how to activate Alexa for help. Allow Alexa to respond to an emergency without the wake word Alexa.

    2 votes

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  5. Alexa Feature Request - Whole House Audio Zone Smart Home Device Type

    A device type for a Smart Home Whole House Audio System Zone would be helpful. It could have features for zone on/off, volume up/down, mute/unmute, input/source selection, etc. This can be used with various manufacturer's whole house audio controllers/amplifiers such as HTD, Monoprice, Russound, Sonos, etc.

    1 vote

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  6. deploy skill to a new profile

    Currently it's not possible to use the profile to deploy an Alexa skill to a second AWS account. The aim of this feature to enable this capability in ask-cli to use ask deploy --profile command to deploy the skill to a new account.

    1 vote

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  7. Music Fade in

    I would love if you could let the music fade in (while using Spotify). Because if I have a routine in the morning the sudden start of the music lets me shock for a second. That feature would be AWESOME!!!

    1 vote

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  8. volume

    A lower lowest volume on Echo Dot is needed. Currently the lowest volume setting achieved through the App controls is too loud. As dots are in bedrooms mainly, it needs to be lower to allow you to fall asleep.

    1 vote

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  9. 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.

    1 vote

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  10. Local Control Zigbee Thermostat

    Fully support Zigbee thermostat through local control (Hub).

    There are two aspects to supporting a zigbee device:
    1) There is the ability for the zigbee service to discover and join the device to zigbee network.
    2) Then there is the ability for SmartHome to send commands to the device.

    We can see that #1 works.

    At the moment, the SmartHome ability does not yet support the thermostat cluster which allows it to set temperature setpoints (#2). It does support the report attributes which allows it to read the set point.

    It would be beneficial if thermostats (heating, cooling, HVAC and…

    1 vote

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  11. Adjust audio volume

    Have preset volume levels for drop-in, music playing, speaker groups and basic use. Having preset levels would be nice for drop in then a preset level for when I switch to music or speaker groups. All preset volume levels should be adjustable based on users preference

    1 vote

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  12. Support for mjpeg streaming

    Please, implement mjpeg streaming to support older ip-cameras without rstp capabilities.

    Thanks

    1 vote

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  13. APL on Phone App

    The ability to have a visual displays (APL screens) from the alexa app on a phone. So when you start the Alexa app and open your skill, your phone will show the visual aspects just like a Echo Show would.

    2 votes

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  14. Add option to allow routine to immediately continue after any action

    When you add a Music routine without specifying a length, you effectively halt the routine, no actions after that will run. I don't know if there are other actions that do this. If there were an checkbox or something in each action to "Allow routine to immediately continue" after the current action starts, this would fix the issue. Thanks, have a great day.

    2 votes

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  15. Request for improvement of "LAUNCH_TASK" of Timer API. launch it like "Quick Link for Your Custom Task" instead of "Direct skill connections

    I would like to launch my skill (or other skill) again after the timer rings.
    Same for Reminder API.
    It is not a "Direct skill connections".
    It is a function that simply launch the specified skill.
    "Quick Link for Your Custom Task" can launch a skill without the provider skill of "Direct skill connections".
    (Or maybe you're using common provider skills.)
    I think having such a simple feature would improve the quality of the skill.

    Thank you.

    1 vote

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  16. Queuing Feature

    Add queuing feature for music apps.

    say i am playing music on spotify,
    i want to hear another song(s) but want it to resume what it was already playing, after the "song/album/playlist" that was on que has ended.

    for example:
    -shuffling ariana grande on spotify-

    "hey alexa, que "dive" by victoria monet."
    or
    "hey alexa, que "ctrl" album by sza"

    after the song(s) that were on que ended, it would resume shuffling ariana grande.

    i know this feature is on spotify but making it an alexa command would be cool :)

    2 votes

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  17. Allow controlling local servers through ssh

    My idea is to issue a command to Alexa that'll make it ssh into a server connected to the same LAN and issue commands (e.g., "sudo reboot", "sudo shutdown now") or run scripts.

    1 vote

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  18. Whisper mode all the time. I have MS and noise hurts me. Also if the bass can be turned down further as well mayne

    I have MS and get unwanted neurological effects from noise. Bass drives my IBS crazy. High volume seems to rattle in my head.
    Quitr often Alexa is far too loud (even on low enough volume). I discovered whisper mode yesterday. It's great. But can you add a permanent whisper mode for those who have sensory overload? Alexa often scares me with how loud "she speaks".

    The bass goes "low" but it still causes anxiety and IBS symptoms. Is there any way to lower it further?

    I know there's no perfect solution for my neurological issues, and there's no speaker that…

    1 vote

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  19. Echo Show Camera Use As Motion Sensor Trigger in Routines

    Enable Echo Show camera to be used for security. If in built echo show camera detects motion, send notification to phone / other nominated Alexa devices.

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  20. have AMAZON.Number accept decimal points

    Have AMAZON.Number accept decimal points in user verbal input. Right now, it handles 'minus' or negative numbers, but not when there is a decimal point.

    2 votes

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