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. Option to normalize audio output

    Currently there is no option to normalize the audio output from Alexa - e.g. the radio is playing and if you ask Alexa to do or answer something, you can hardly understand her.

    When you therefore raise the volume, the radio volume is afterwards way to high, so you have to lower the volume and won't understand Alex after that.

    5 votes

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  2. mirror echo show screen to tv

    would love to see the Screensaver/ echo show congregation displayed on my large TV so I can easily see my reminders calendar event.

    4 votes

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  3. Let Video Player support WebRTC

    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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  4. Add option to display hint with Audio Player Metadata

    I have been using the new metadata field with the Audio Player in order to show title's and an image. However, there is no way to put my own hint on the screen. The Echo Show shows hints but they are hints not related to my skill. It would be nice to override that and display my own hints.

    4 votes

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  5. Allow for much longer audio responses in APL for Audio

    The current limit is 4 minutes. Our app plays backing tracks for guitarists and this is way too short. Please increase to at least 20 mins.

    3 votes

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  6. Audio Player analytics

    When using the audio player, there's a few things missing that would be useful to know. For example, did the audio playback fail or was it successful? How long did someone spend listening? Did they listen all the way through or quit at the beginning?

    3 votes

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  7. Allow to resume an audio without any invocation name while a skill audio, which was being played using play directive, is being paused?

    Allow to resume an audio without any invocation name while a skill audio, which was being played using play directive, is being paused?

    3 votes

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  8. We need an Echo Show with HDMI out.

    This is the killer device that everyone is looking for. Echo Show is great, but the screen is too small. Sound is great from the Echo Show itself so you wouldn't need to use the TV sound, thus avoiding feedback issues etc. due to latency in the TV. Two way video calling is a lot different with a big screen, enabling family conversations and a more natural experience than you get when handholding a device.

    2 votes

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  9. Do not require SSL for audio player streams

    Everyone likes the padlock in their URL bar. But, most (if not all) security breaches come from database theft, not IP packet sniffing -- especially sniffing of audio streams. Requiring SSL for audio streams/files is an extra complication that brings no benefit to the user, but introduces additional burden to the developer. Eliminate this requirement.

    2 votes

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  10. Ability to create and change sound profile

    Ability to create and change sound profiles. So, the ability to save Bass-Midrange-Treble audio setting to a specific profile (ex. Podcast, Rock). And later, have the ability to change via voice (Alexa, set audio profile to Rock), Or (Alexa, change audio profile on Bedroom Echo to Podcast)

    2 votes

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  11. Refactor VideoApp Interface Design to be embeddable

    I want to design skills that play videos as a "natural" part of the skill.

    My example scenario:
    I'm building a custom company wiki with Alexa, that can be used to get some information about our company. They can use standard web-page-like intents, e.g. "How many employees has the company?", or ListTemplate based choices, e.g. "Buildings of the company in city x".
    I also want to show videos about our products or an image video embedded as "natural part" of the skill.

    For example:
    - use of custom skill intents during video playtime
    - display custom hints, or disable the…

    2 votes

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  12. Create a video diary skill.

    Be able to record video and have this video stored in a diary format. Also to be able to send/share this video. Could also use TTS for notation of content.

    2 votes

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  13. Add SeekController to the Smart Home API (in addition to Video)

    The SeekController interface is currently only available for Video skills, whereas e.g. the PlaybackController interface is available for both Video and Smart Home skills. Saying 'go back 20 seconds' for a movie scene is a clear use of the interface, but this applies just as well to music (e.g. to repeat a guitar riff in a song). It may not be possible with streaming music but it can be done when controlling a media player playing local MP3 files so it would be a useful feature.

    2 votes

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  14. Enable Display interface on Fire TV devices other than the Cube

    Enable Display interface on Fire TV devices

    Currently: Fire TV Cube supports the Display interface. Other Fire TV devices do not currently support the Display interface. It would be nice if they did since it would be a larger market.

    2 votes

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  15. Sleep Timer for Video (Prime Video Etc..)

    Exactly the same that currently works for audio but that works for Video skills on Echo Shows.

    2 votes

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  16. Time and temperature

    Can you add a “time and temperature” feature to Flash Briefing and News scripts?
    Just a short 5 second or so item that can be added to flash briefing and news scripts that tells current local time and current local temperature Perhaps have an option that just tells the local time.. OR both time and temp. Email me, I’ll tell you more about what I have in mind.

    1 vote

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  17. Support for mjpeg streaming

    Please, implement mjpeg streaming to support older ip-cameras without rstp capabilities.

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    1 vote

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  18. Whisper mode all the time. I have MS and noise hurts me. Also if the bass can be turned down further as well mayne

    I have MS and get unwanted neurological effects from noise. Bass drives my IBS crazy. High volume seems to rattle in my head.
    Quitr often Alexa is far too loud (even on low enough volume). I discovered whisper mode yesterday. It's great. But can you add a permanent whisper mode for those who have sensory overload? Alexa often scares me with how loud "she speaks".

    The bass goes "low" but it still causes anxiety and IBS symptoms. Is there any way to lower it further?

    I know there's no perfect solution for my neurological issues, and there's no speaker that…

    1 vote

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  19. Mute Microphone on Echo Show Without Stopping Video

    Allow for the Echo Show to mute audio while on a video call without also stopping the video.

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  20. Volume adjustment to the voice of the user

    In part, Alexa's voice is too loud for me, for example at night. It would be great if Alexa automatically adjusts the volume to the volume of my voice, just like people do with each other. (Certainly hard to determine if the user is talking quietly or just far away)

    1 vote

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