Allow Flash Briefings to use SSML
Right now Flash Briefings won't parse SSML in their preamble, error message, or text output. This means content written for a custom skill (for example) cannot be used for Flash Briefings, and any output that could be massaged to sound correct will instead come out sounding wrong.
Eran Carmon commented
If it could also slow Alexa's speech speed down - then sure!
Terry A Crain commented
This would be a wonderful addition!
It´s a mystery to me why you don´t allow ssml in flash briefings. How else can I create good flash briefing skills with a professional user experience? Please give us this feature back!
Alexey Vidanov commented
It worked before. Strange, that Amazon disabled this. Upvoted.
Michael Maino commented
100% agree. Running into similar issues and would love to see this development flexibility.
Mary Harrsch commented
My flash briefing skills contain passages from ancient sources that include ancient names. Alexa often butchers the pronunciation but without SSML support I'm stuck with trying to spell the names phonetically to help Alexa pronounce them correctly. SSML would also allow me to use sound effects to enliven the quotation.
April Hamilton commented