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. Hello,
    Please activate the In-skill purchase feature for Indian Alexa Developers as well. I believe that will be a great help for many entrepreneurs or freelance voice bot developers from India.

    5 votes

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  2. APL functions to retrieve properties of elements would be very helpful.

    For example:

    Document.getScrollTop();

    Element.getOffsetTop('id')
    Element.getOffsetLeft('id')
    Element.getWidth('id')
    Element.getHeight('id')

    7 votes

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  3. When it first launched, the timers api had support for timers up to 24 hours. For some reason Amazon decided to reduce it to 2 hours. I would like it to be extended to 24 hours again so that I can create recipes that take longer than 2 hours to make.

    4 votes

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  4. I'm working on Alexa skill. I need to have real time data in my visual cards. I was planning to integrate with AWS device shadow so I will be able to show device state changes in realtime or I can implement real time data pulling using HTTP request.

    Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks in advance

    1 vote

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  5. I have an ISP which I want to discontinue and replace it with a new. I know that I still have to support an old one when replacing it with a new one, but the problem is that my updated code doesn't allow user to buy an old ISP, so in order for me to test if my code works correctly with old ISP is to roll-back the code and buy ISP with my old code, then again update it and check if it works correctly.

    This is tedious and takes up a lot of time. It would be much…

    1 vote

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  6. Currently, WebRTC is only available for smart home skills. A custom skill could only use Video Player to play videos using protocols like HLS.
    It would be nice for Video Player to support WebRTC, which could greatly decrease the latency caused by HLS.

    4 votes

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  7. As someone who uses my echo show as a television it frustrates me greatly that I can’t for instance say “Alexa, set screen brightness to 1”

    3 votes

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  8. It would be cool to have the possibility to send ISP directives, especially upsell requests, after an APL.UserEvent, e.g., touching the screen.
    In my case, my skill would send an upsell request for a special game mode after the user has already played some rounds and then clicks "Play Again." Or the user touches a greyed out button for this game-mode (which means she has not entitled it yet), my skill would then send an upsell request.

    1 vote

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  9. Add Portuguese/Brazil in the support regions for camera apps with Alexa.RTCSessionController and Alexa.CameraStreamController.

    This will allow many apps that already work in English to be added to the Brazilian store. It can also solve some problems that video apps have to not work correctly on Echo show 5 and 8 in brazil

    2 votes

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  10. Why not letting the user directly submit feature requests, leave feedbacks and report bugs?
    We know that the most important thing that allows a developer to build a high-quality product is the feedback from the end-user.
    Receiving them during the beta-testing phase or submitted through email from the user may not be enough and its not simple, fast and fun.
    For every custom skill, i would like to use Built-In Intents, example:

    AMAZON.FeatureRequestIntent:

    • User: "Alexa, tell {skill_name} that i would like to leave a feedback"
    • Alexa: "Please tell me more"
    • User: "I would really appreciate if i could {action...}"
    • Alexa:…
    4 votes

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  11. I would like the ability for some of my echos to turn off microphones during certain hours - I do not wish for amazon to listen to me. Or perhaps make an option for saying "privacy mode" and all echos mics are turned off. I have a number of echos and I am thinking of getting more to improve Alexa's reception and improve the sound in the room. However, occasionally I need privacy and I have to go around turning off echos' mics. So that is stopping me from getting more of them.

    4 votes

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  12. When the track info is shown and the title name is very long, alexa cuts this at the end with "..."

    Better would be, when this text which is too long will be scrolled left and then again back right and vice versa. So it can be read completely.

    In my opinion this is common behaviour.

    5 votes

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  13. If we can handle alexa ring light color with code modification. blinking light with sound etc.

    2 votes

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  14. When a user says, "six five two eight one", Alexa provides the value as 65281. This is great for calculators and phone numbers.

    I'm writing a skill that reads passages from the King James Bible. It would be natural for the users of my skill to ask for "John three sixteen". Unfortunately for me, that comes to my intent code as "John 316". I could interpret that one case, but there are others that would be indeterminate.

    I'd like a way to turn off the number concatenation for one slot of an intent.

    1 vote

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  15. Currently when attempting to interact with a new skill that has not been manually enabled with either "{launch word} {skill name}" or "{Intent} with {skill name}" Alexa will respond that she does not know. The platform should support matching on skill name and either auto enable the skill or prompt the user to enable and use the skill. If the user chooses to enable the skill, then immediately launch into the skill. This would reduce friction points from a user perspective and better support new skills on the marketplace. When Alexa merely responds with not knowing how to react to…

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  16. I have been trying to build a Music Skill using the Medium article https://medium.com/voice-tech-podcast/build-your-own-music-streaming-service-with-amazon-alexa-41c7bf1eb66a. I am located in the UK and I found out through AWS Support that the catalog will not upload (stays in IN_PROGRESS) when done out of the US region and Music Skills are not supported outside of the US. Can you please enable this skill in other regions please?

    4 votes

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  17. Adding voice based rating to Alexa skills so users can give rating directly from Alexa skills or Alexa device during invoking Alexa skills.

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  18. Currently the fallback intent is the only intent that can be triggered if no other intents are. The issue with this is no slots can be added to the fallback so no logic can be done based on what the user said. If we could have a custom intent intent between main functionality and the fallback, it would be a lot easier to make things more conversational, add custom nlp and add FAQ sections to skills.

    2 votes

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  20. My idea would enable Alexa to input multiple PC monitor sources and give the ability to switch between them. It is so annoying to switch using under monitor buttons and KVM switches are so 1990's tech with tons of cables everywhere.

    One Alexa voice to control them all so to speak. I imagine this could be done via either hardware or software installed on the PC that is Alexa enabled. Either way could provide further expand-ability but that's beyond the scope of this idea currently.

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