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. Allow us-east-2

    Please allow Alexa skills in the default Lambda region which is us-east-2

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  2. InvalidSkillStage

    When the skill is in the certification process, it shouldn't say that that there is a violation that requires re-building the interaction model. You can't build while it is in review.

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  3. Intent Grouping and Per-Intent Endpoints

    This is a two part feedback.


    1. For enterprise scale conversational apps, we need the ability to group the Intents by Domains/Business Lines (think Auto Insurance, Loans, etc.).

    2. Secondly, the endpoint invoked by the skill should really be at the Intent Level rather than at the Skill level considering the Skill has multiple intents. Is this the future direction or are we expected to build an Intent Router on the backend to then relay the Intent Requests to appropriate APIs or lambda functions.

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  4. sandbox

    Is there a sandbox environment for testing Inskills purchasing?

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  5. Start Alexa skills from Smarthome with the push of a button.

    We program skills with which people with speech and language disorders can train with alexa. the tests with the patients run well but the biggest problem the people have is pronouncing the invacation name. it would be great if you could start a skill by touch (Alexa app) like with google assistant for smartphones.

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  6. Utterance insert bug on Android

    Sample Utterances text box on mobile is bugged.

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  7. Provide alexa feedback for each smarthome skill error type

    There are few error types available when replying to an alexa event: https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-errorresponse.html#error-type-values

    Seems that the error type does not influence the response of alexa to the user..
    See: https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/176777/smart-home-skill-error-response.html

    Please document how alexa will react to each error.

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  8. Support AMAZON.JP_CITY and AMAZON.JP_REGION

    We wanna create some skills about Japanese to the Skill store in the US.
    But in the US there are no built-in list slot types about Japan.

    We want to use list slots for Japanese City and Region slots like an AMAZON.ATCITY and AMAZON.ATREGION.

    Thanks,

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  9. Voice & Tone simulator – please allow dynamic width!

    The Voice & Tone tab has a fixed width and the text doesn't wrap. So when pasting in speech strings, it's really difficult to make micro SSML adjustments because you don't have a full visual of the string. This is bad for 2 reasons:

    1) scrolling left/right on your trackpad can very easily bring you to the previous webpage in your browser and lose your work. this is very frustrating when it happens!!

    2) the other work around is manually breaking your strings into chunks that match the fixed width of the window, which is annoying and potentially error prone.

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  10. 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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  11. Add a German speechcon for "Menno".

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

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  12. 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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  13. Support DRM Streams in VideoAppLaunchDirective

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Recognize the correct pronunciation of words that are regionally/cultrally significant. ie: Māori, or Te Reo in the ANZ region.

    This is applicable to other regions as well, but my local example is that many Māori words are used with in regular New Zealand speech. At a minimum the word Māori should be recognized when pronounced correctly. To clarify I am not asking for the complete model of the language

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  17. An IAM permissions 'calculator' that generates a custom/baseline policy for external Skill Devs

    Solely to address 'least permissive' practices during the engagement of a developer with an AWS account having been engaged to work to create a Alexa skill(s) on behalf of another AWS account.

    Although some of the role templates in IAM are comprehensive, the concept of "Least permissive is always the best approach." 'could' be strengthened by being verifiable to a posted AWS best practice set of specific outlined activities.

    The benefit is that a 3rd party sees that AWS has published those permission sets; the Dev. is able to refer to AWS distilling a best-practices starting point, and 'least permissive'…

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  18. Smart home skill for thermostat, schedule not active - error message for resume schedule command

    I want a custom error for the case when my thermostat is not in a scheduled setting. For this, I wanted to use the "NOTINOPERATION" error type but i don't get a very clear message. I would like something like: "The thermostat does not have any schedule to resume"

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  19. Support for Amazon.Litteral in French

    hello when the support of Amazon.Litteral will be done for French Skills ?

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  20. Regiment when AMAZON.Date return days in the past

    Right now, it's completely random how AMAZON.Date understands whether day of the week are in the past or the future. ("What's the weather Sunday?")

    Half the time AMAZON.Date return last Sunday, the other half the next Sunday.

    This should be regimented. Past days should only be returned when the user say "last Sunday" or "this past Sunday", etc.

    Really shouldn't need to argue for this. It's completely crazy that this hasn't be dealt with by now!

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