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.

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  1. Personalized songs/story with name

    Love to hear few songs in personalized name, for example a very common use case is birthday songs where Alexa can personalize with name of person whose birthday.
    Can be simply implemented with name place holder for few songs where personalization is possible.
    Same concept can be applied for few story books where character name can be personalized to kids name.

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  2. webAPI start skill connections by tapping

    I have a skill that uses skill connections to transfer users to other skills.

    This skill uses webAPI for its visuals and I'd like the user to be able to commence the skill connection via touch.

    This is possible via APL but not currently via webAPI. It would be good if this was supported for webAPI skills too as APL doesn't support the level of animation or continuous background music provided in our webapp.

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  3. WebAPI audio volume should match native Alexa voice #hygienefix

    Currently the volume of Alexa's voice when provided through webAPI transformers is quieter than the native Alexa voice which skills that use webAPI harder for customers to understand.

    You can partially solve this by increasing the gain of the TTS file you receive but it clips and sounds low quality compared to Alexa's native voice.

    Fixing this would improve the usability and quality of webAPI skills (as users will be able to hear them better and the audio will sound better) and will prevent the user needing to stop the skill in order to change the volume.

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  4. Amazon.searchQuery with Alexa's result-based suggestions so that the user can respond based on the results

    I need help with Alexa implementation.

    That is, I want Amazon.searchQuery to return results from Alexa so that the user can respond based on the results.

    The conversation should continue.

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  5. Alexa being able to stop timers/alarms rather than audio on Sonos or External Media Playback

    Alexa, stop the timer (without stopping music/TV audio).

    When I am listening to the TV via a Sonos AMP I find that if someone else in the home says "Alexa, Stop" to an Alarm or Timer that the sound on my Sonos device stops rather than the timer or alarm they are trying to dismiss. Alexa should set Timers and Alarms to be the most prominent for stop commands to avoid this conflict.

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  6. Speak battery level of tablet/smartphone devices for the sight impaired

    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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  7. Be able to put in breaklines in ISP JSON file for long descriptions

    Be able to put in breaklines in ISP JSON file for long descriptions. It works when you edit the skill.json file when you write content in the Description box on your skill so the same should be applied for description boxes of an ISP product.

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  8. Have analytic scores show which Alexa device customers are using

    When seeing your analytics for skill, put in a way to see if customers are using it on a screen or not. To see if there's more engagement with your skill if they see graphics or not (from the APL)

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  9. In skill purchase for smart home skills

    With the recent changes to promotional credits for smart home skills my skill is no longer able to be funded purely from Alexa promotional credits. As my smart home skill is tied to an open source project, I have no other funding sources so I need the ability to offer a subscription to my smart home skill.

    My thought was to offer a basic level of service for free, to allow users to trial the service, but then offer a subscription for a higher level of service.

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  10. Pet friendly, easing dog's fear of Alexa

    My dog is terrified of Alexa when she speaks, would be great to have Alexa on command, announce...Good girl, (pet's name). Another option, I love you (pet's name). Hopefully, the pet would eventually feel at ease when hearing Alexa speak. My 83 year old mother will not call me on the echo for fear of traumatizing my dog. We originally purchased echo's for around her house to have the ability to call us in case of emergency. I know this sounds crazy, but there must be other pet owners who are experiencing this as well.

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  11. Add additional MediaTypes to AMAZON.MediaContent.Available Proactive Events Schema

    To support notification of new blog posts, request to add "POST" to MediaTypes in the payload parameter content.contentType of the AMAZON.MediaContent.Available of the Proactive Events Schema
    Would also suggest adding additional MediaTypes of "LECTURE" and "SERMON" at the same time (as these are target markets for me).
    Best,
    -Chip

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  12. a built-in slot for special characters

    Need a built-in slot that accepts special characters such as .,/@#%&$*()!"':;<>? , as Alexa couldn't read them as characters but reads them as words like (dot, at, comma, etc.)
    Please Help!

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  13. Add "Delete my devices" command and button

    When debugging new skills and testing the discovery sometimes it's required a devices cleanup but there is no "delete all my devices" button or vocal command.

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  14. alexa for kids app

    The fire tablet does not allow use of the Alexa kids App to use for phone calls because of the parental controls. I was not able to sync the Alexa kids app to my childs profile. So it has been frustrating to take advantage of this tool. Please consider changing this feature to allow use from a childs profile. W

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  15. ThermostatController custom modes

    Allow customization of thermostat controller modes (descriptions and utterances).

    An optional ModeController added to a device having display category = "THERMOSTAT".does not show the combo selector in the Alexa app for the given device.

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  16. Collaboration for Skill traslation

    Allow users to collaborate on the translation of Skills. As happens on many opensource platforms, I can collaborate with the translation of other users' skills. This would allow the expansion and dissemination of Skills that are currently not available in many languages. Thank you

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  17. factory reset

    I would like Alexa to be able to perform factory reset on voice command. Manual interface is obvious but cannot be done every time customer support asks us to perform this. Also we would want some basic settings or info to be back after reset as we do not want to spend time in settings all other things again from scratch

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  18. Voice command to update software for a particular device

    I would like Alexa to update the software of a device or appliance with voice command. Pressing button for some period of time or doing other HW actions manually can be avoided

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  19. language inclusive Home Skill tutorials

    The Smart Home Skill tutorial is thorough. However, it includes large amounts of Python code for the individual to copy and paste into their program. For someone looking to write a program in Java or any other language this isn't very helpful.

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  20. Do not remove device from routine

    Do not remove a device from a routine if it fails to access the device. If I have a lamp turned off and run a routine that tries to turn it on or off, Alexa deletes the device from the routine.

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