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  1. Pause reminders until tomorrow

    “Alexa Pause reminders until tomorrow”
    If you have a reminder to take pills that keeps reminding you until you take them, then you can say Alexa Pause the reminder until tomorrow. That would be very helpful.

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  2. Control RGB lighting based on thermostat/room temperature

    Be able to control the colour of rgb lighting dependent on thermostat temperature or room temperature

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  3. Link echo device notification to login on a household account

    Each login that belongs to a Household Account should be able to only have communications, such as alerts of delivery come to the device registered to a particular login.

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  4. Alexa skill for HTTP custom commands

    It would be useful to have a skill in which to define voice activation commands and the relative URLs to call.
    For example, if I say "Alexa, do this thing" a custom HTTP call is made (eg http://192.168.1.46/roller/0?go=Stop)
    This way there is the possibility of piloting any device that supports HTTP calls.

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  5. Birthday reminders in a routine

    I wonder if it would be possible to program a routine that would announce calendar events like birthdays or anniversaries as part of a wake-up program and ask the "recipient" if they want to call the person later that day. And if the "recipient" says yes, then Alexa will both say, "OK I will remind you to call [birthday person] later today" and then make the reminder. But if the person says no or remains silent the routine can progress normally.

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  6. Make it possible to program "volume controls" into a routine; for example ramp up the music in a wake up routine.

    Make it possible to program "volume controls" into a routine; for example ramp up the music in a wake up routine. I'm using a routine to help my aged mother-in-law get going in the morning while I am at the gym, so that I don't have to start from scratch when I get home. But her complaint is that it is too abrupt. It could also be useful ramping down at the end of the evening.

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  7. Add "what song is playing?" information to a radio skill

    skills like TuneIn or Spotify, when I command Alexa "what song is playing?", returns me "You're listening to [name] from [author, podcast]. How do I implement this in my radio skill?

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  8. Alexa alarm turn device such as a light on when alarm goes off

    When you set an alarm and set it to play the radio, it would be good if you could get that alarm to turn on a device such as a light at the same time.

    I currently have an alarm set, but then have to have a route created for the same time as the alarm to turn on the bedroom light. It would be great if this can be done in an alarm

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  9. Allow more than one customised action in a routine

    Currently you can have one customised action at the end of a routine. It would be great if we could have more than one and have them anywhere in the routine.

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  10. Allow multiple start times in a routine

    Having a single routine for example turn light on, but then have the ability in that routine to set multiple on and off times.

    So instead of having 3 or for routines to turn a light on, you have 1 routine with multiple times

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  11. Limit available skills on Specific Alexa device

    This is more Alexa core capability, but I would like to see the ability to assign specific skills or routines to specific Alexa devices. For example, if I put an Alexa in my garage, limit the capabilities to playing music and outside lights, so if someone is outside my garage and they yell a command to disable my alarm, it wouldn’t respond.

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  12. Bluetooth connection announcement

    I know this has been noted ad nauseam, but I would like to request that there is a way to turn Alexa's announcement that it is connected to my computer each time it wakes up. I bought a new system, and instead of having a multitude of wires attached to it for speakers, I found that I could use my device as a Bluetooth speaker. I have my Echo set up will full volume, and I adjust levels with my computer. As a result, I get full blast "Alexa is connected to user's Mac Pro." It's quite irritating.

    I was…

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  13. can you add a swear jar? the command could be "add coin to swear jar"

    assign swear jars to family members and ask Alexa to add coins/dollars

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  14. phone to alexa

    it would be interesting to have the possibility to activate a skill by pressing a button from an app or by pressing a link on a website.

    Here is an example scenario.

    The skil "Magnitudine Assoluta" (amzn1.ask.skill.27a6febc-be8c-46ad-94a8-3211d12d87ad) satisfies the user's requests by searching on the website www.magnitudine-assoluta.it the topics desired by the user.

    But if the user is comfortably lying on the sofa with the phone in his hand and is browsing the site, he could find an article, understand that he is interested and press a link "Listen with Alexa", which somehow activates an intent of the skill on…

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  15. mutiple skill invocation name

    Need to provide an alternative to invoke a skill with multiple names instead of single name.

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  16. Sunset offset greater than 60 minutes.

    Allow the sunset trigger to be offset by more than 60 minutes, similar to other platforms which allow greater control. Today I have to use a 3rd party to complete a task at sunset minus 90 and can only use Alexa at sunset minus 60. I'd prefer to keep this completely within Alexa.

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  17. Create a counter for tracking sobriety and dates like that.

    Is it possible for you to create a counter for tracking sobriety dates or when you quit smoking?

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  18. Please allow skill invocation during a call or allow triggering external events during a call

    I have a relative who is disabled and needs a way to mute her tv, when a call comes in on Alexa. Would be helpful to allow for triggering external events upon call start/stop, or allow ability to execute skills during a call.

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  19. Enable Music Skills API for the Spanish(US) locale

    Hi, it will be great to be able to create Music Skills for spanish speakers in the USA.

    By the way, Music Skills API works great for english speakers in the USA!

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  20. "Handing off to..." Introduction Line

    The skill for our Credit Union recently had an introduction line added to Alexa's verbiage once the skill is invoked. Previously, when the skill was invoked Alexa would respond by saying 'Welcome to USE Credit Union'.

    Now, once invoked, Alexa says "Handing off to USE Credit Union (skill name) by USE Credit Union (company name). Welcome to USE Credit Union (skill name)."

    As you can see, the addition of the 'Handing off to..." introduction line makes for a very redundant and strange user experience. I'm hoping there will be the option to remove this line some time soon.

    Thanks.

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