Allow development skills to be used in routines.
Allow development skills to be used in routines. If we develop a skill, and haven't published it yet, but it is enable and active on our devices then we should be able to use it within a routine (obviously on our own devices).
Thank you for submitting an Alexa Skills Feature Request. We are happy to inform you that the feature you have requested has launched! You can add the development version of a skill as the "action" for a routine. For more information, please refer to the document here:
If you have further questions regarding routines, they would be best directed to our customer support team. They're available via e-mail, phone or live chat and their contact details can be found here:
Aude Naveilhan commented
Yes please moreover with Alexa Blueprints we can create private skills so it would be great to be able to use them in our routines, please make it happen !!
I really need this too !
Frank Parrish commented
Please implement this feature! Thank you.
Akram Khan commented
This would be really useful and stop many many mediocre skills being published that very few people other than the developer care about
This is must have feature! Please, implement it. Thank you.
I need this.
If this possible, Alexa skill development will be more invigorated.
I really need this!
parvaneh parvin commented
yes, this is necessary.
Marco Manca commented
I also need this.
I'd like to call my private skill from a routine and I would not like to publish it.
Is there any news about this possibility?
Steven Suchora commented
Yes, I need this. I do not want to have to create a Private Skill to trigger a skill I built just for myself via a routine.
Christoph Schmeisser commented
How can you test if your skill works corretly before publishing it!?
E.g. if you have some spoken response as part of an intent, you probably want to disable this response if the intent has been started via routines. Currently you cannot test if everything works as intended!
Deepak Koirala commented
This feature would have helped a lot.