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. Enable Display interface on Fire TV devices other than the Cube

    Enable Display interface on Fire TV devices

    Currently: Fire TV Cube supports the Display interface. Other Fire TV devices do not currently support the Display interface. It would be nice if they did since it would be a larger market.

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  2. Skill Earnings month selection dropdown is broken

    On the skill earnings tab of the Alexa developer console, there is a dropdown to select the month and year for which you'd like to view earnings. The default is to the current month, and the dropdown is ordered sequentially.

    Unfortunately, the dropdown's height seems to be locked to the height of the div behind it, so if the div behind it is small, several months towards the end of the year get cut off from the drop down, and there is no scroll bar (or middle-button scroll) on the dropdown, making it impossible to select the elements at the…

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  3. Access the web browser in my Echo Show skill?

    I would like to start a bookmarked video or web application by voice in my skill.

    2 votes
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  4. Add a German speechcon for "Menno".

    Please add the German "Menno" to the German speechcons. I really need that! :-)

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  5. Request: Allow ISP Entitlement below 99 cents

    I have a new skill which is getting great traffic. It has an ISP Entitlement option offering additional content. I am seeing MANY customers opening the purchase intent, but when they hear the price, they are saying "No" to actually purchase.

    I think this is because there is a mentality that amazon skills are free and they don't want to pay anything. I decided to lower price down to 49 center (which I guess would be 30 cents for Prime Members). I expected this would net me 19 cents on each purcahse.

    My logic was that I would rather have…

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  6. Allow to add custom channels in Video Skills

    At the moment there is a hardcoded list of channels in the video skill. It should be possible to add new channels to the list.

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  7. Support DRM Streams in VideoAppLaunchDirective

    Video Streams with DRM will lead to an error on Echo Show

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  8. Provide a "Flash Briefing error" webhook for developers

    It would be great to be notified if there any of our Live Flash Briefing skills experience an error on the users' Echo device.

    We provide a custom error message that gets read to the customer, but the developer doesn't get notified when an error occurs. If a webhook was provided, developers could collect stats and setup alerts so we're aware of errors.

    At the moment, the only indication something is wrong is by viewing the analytics for EACH flash briefing. Since there is no analytics API for flash briefing skills at this time this also is a manual process.

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  9. Add user's original text (the ASR result) to Request Body

    Add user's original text (the ASR result) to Request Body.
    I'm developing a game skill,which has many questions with several option.I need user's orginal text to match the option .

    2 votes
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  10. Alexa Gadgets Toolkit - use a Gadget to trigger a response

    All the capabilities in this Alexa Gadget Toolkit announcement are focused around triggering gadget behaviors based on Alexa-initiated events. What about the other way around? Please make it possible to have a Gadget trigger a response from Alexa.

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  11. Remove the limitation for maximum 5 audio elements in SSML response

    Please remove this limitation. I have so many cool ideas that has been limited by this feature.

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  12. Make calling and messaging API available

    Allow combination of addRenderTemplateDirective and Other DialogDirectives. RIght now you cannot combine a addRenderTemplateDirective snf any other dialog directives but it would be great if you could.

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  13. User Friendly Payment Report Download

    Hi - Please make the Payment report download more user friendly - currently it's difficult to read and doesn't actually 'download' just takes me to another page!
    Thanks

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  14. 8 second response time is not sufficient for IoT use cases

    I'm working on an IoT Industrial use case for which I need an "open" response window to communicate with the Alexa service. For a successful proof-of-concept, a user needs to remain focused on the task at hand, while Alexa responds to voice cues in the background to drive IoT devices. The 8-second user response limit is unusable in this scenario.

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  15. Allow voice conversation to continue after a user touches the screen

    On devices with screens when you use the List template we observe the following: Once a list is displayed, it puts the Echo in a state where you can’t continue voice commands. For example, if a user invokes an intent that brings up a menu of options on the screen that is displayed with the List template and the user touches the screen to scroll, the voice interaction with the user comes to an end. They have to say “Alexa” first to return to the voice conversation. This should not be the case - please remove the need to say…

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  16. Enable users to name routines that they create.

    Currently, a routine created in the Alexa app is identified only by the time that the event is occur. It would help to be able to name the routine so that the user can tell what the routine does.

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  17. Flash Briefing enablement via SMAPI

    Please allow test enablement for Flash Briefings.

    Right now the endpoint only works with custom skills, even though one can test enable a Flash Briefing manually in the Developer Console.

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  18. Option to eliminate 8-second time-out constraint

    Currently (10.2018) there is an 8 second timeout for Custom Skills that is standard across all interactions and isn't customizable.

    We are aiming to develop a skill that would allow users to opt-in to a skill that is not constrained by time. I.e. the skill will be designed to listen for an unlimited amount of time.

    The application for an unlimited amount of time is educational: for families with children with learning disabilities or language development issues there is an opportunity for specialists to be able to measure and analyze a family's "language environment" by using Alexa. Specialists would be…

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  19. Integration with IVR over webrtc or SIP

    Idea is to provide a communication channel between IVR services and Echo Device. IVR service providers will integrate with ALEXA and add their services as a skill, Alexa will initiate a VoIP call once Alexa user subscribes to IVR service hence providing a way for communication.

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  20. New slot type AMAZON.DATE_PAST

    Feature: new slot AMAZON.DATA_PAST and AMAZON.TIME_PAST that only delivers dates and times in the past. If the user clearly asks for dates and times in the future ("next monday") the slot should deliver an error.

    Reason: We have skills with slots AMAZON.DATE, which only refer to dates in the past. Currently AMAZON.DATE defaults to dates in the future and it is very hard to get dates in the past from that slot. We work around that in our code but that is error prone and annoying.

    There are also many skills out there, where dates only refer to dates in…

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