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. It would be great if we could add a filter to change the speed of apla components including at a sequencer/parallel level so it applies to all children.

    E.g

    speed:1 would play at 100% speed (or default)

    You could do speed:2 to play at twice the speed or speed:0.5 to slow down the speech.

    This would allow a single asset to play in slow motion or speed up for example

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  2. In home automation systems it is important to know the location context for a command, and these attributes can be used to identify which Alexa unit received a command so that the skill can respond using the location of the receiving unit.

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  3. Once a notification has been delivered to the user's Alexa device, there should be an option to revoke it.

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  4. There is a large community of users of e.g. Node Red and such systems as Home Assistant who benefit dramatically for something between the simplistic Blueprints and the large scsle complexity of skill development. These people are an open source community, not interested in monetisation. Using an AWS server is expensive, and alternatives involve risky port opening, and a home server available to all.
    It would be great to have a category of private skill, for running on a home server, just for that individual's home and family, which could be shared on e.g. github and improved that way. If…

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  5. 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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  6. When a skill wants to hand a user to another skill they are currently confronted with a pretty technical sounding piece of copy: "Skill A would like to use skill B to do that. May I send the request to skill B?"

    This is clearly well intentioned - trying to make sure the user understands what is going on but has some issue nonetheless:

    1) it provides a lot of additional friction
    2) it prevents developers building seamless experiences closer to a natural conversation
    3) it introduces Alexa as the "I" at a point that may not be appropriate in…

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  7. Have the ability to name each section of the house and set each zone to a separate temperature setpoint.

    For example if I wanted to keep my bedroom cooler than the rest of the house I could create a zone and set a different temperature for it.

    During device discovery the thermostat could say it has X number of zones available

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  8. A very simple command such as "Alexa, battery" to report battery level. Would be very helpful to those who are sight-impaired and use tablets for audiobook play.

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  9. 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.

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  10. I’d like to be able to move an audio file into the lists of alarm sounds available. So I could wake up to a customized file.

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  11. The echo show screen automatically times out and turns off the display until it senses movement. This causes sound to stutter when listening to music. Adding display timeout options would fix this as well as allow the user to have more control over the display in general. Example, add screen timeout times such as timeout after 5 minutes, 10, 15, etc. Or option to choose never time out.

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  12. Since you allow for "Alexa open youtube" Im looking for a skill that will allow me to open a user settable url in firefox.

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  13. Example notification:
    There is a XXXX alert for your YYYY.
    This XXXX can be of YYYY can be of replaced by anything.
    Ex: There is a "low balance" alert for your "test account".

    Thank you very much in advance.

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  14. I had an echo in the living room which instantly displayed a yellow ring when a package was delivered. My next glance at it told me I needed to get the package off my porch before the porch pirates got it. I upgraded to an echo show 8. It will display a message that I might see when I glance over there an hour or longer after the package is delivered. Like the echo I need a yellow bar on screen so no matter what trivial stuff the echo show is rotating through on the screen, I will instantly know…

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

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  17. Native support for devices that are able to return energy consumption and production. In addition to being able to display the information within Alexa, this will allow for certain automations based of energy usage. Eg. Turn off porch light if energy consumed within the past 12hrs = X. Turn on washing machine when energy production = X. etc...

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  18. It would be great if I could just ask the echo for what it's MAC or IP address were without going into the APP.

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  19. 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.

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  20. On an Echo Show it's possible to add reactive skills that add capabilities in response to spoken instructions, but it would be neat to be able to develop (either as a packagable skill and/or user defined blueprint) additional panes for the Home Content carousel ... for instance I'd like to display a 2 day agenda that merges everything on my work and personal calendar, or displays the most recent aircraft spotted from my FR24 tracker...

    Panes could point to an external webpage which delivers a transparent background content, with cache/timeout settings so it doesn't poll too often...

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