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. Make my own audio file for alarms

    I’d like to be able to move an audio file into the lists of alarm sounds available. So I could wake up to a customized file.

    3 votes

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  2. Let users reply while Alexa is speaking (without wake word)

    Reasons:

    1. Because it's so natural for people to do! And Alexa is a product for people.

    2. Users quite often start to speak while Alexa is still speaking or just finished speaking and haven't yet turned on its mic.
      There is a blue light, but sometimes users speak to Alexa when it's outside of their view site. Alexa is designed to be for eye-busy experience, and eyes might be busy while interaction.

    3. Alexa is actually listening to users all the time while it's speaking - but now it only detects a wake word. So why don't allow a full intent there?

    3 votes

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  3. IR blaster support on echo dot and alexa skills.

    IR-blaster addon for echo dot with support from alexa skills and routines.

    3 votes

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  4. Detect if Alexa was interrupted

    It would be great if you could detect if Alexa was interrupted or not.

    An example:

    Alexa: I found three messages. Message one: [Message one title]. Do you want more information?
    User: Yes.
    Alexa: [Message one content] (much). Message two: [Message two title|. Do you want more information?

    It could be that the user interrupts Alexa when she says the message one content because he notices that he knows the message already. Then he would say "Alexa, next".

    When Alexa was finshed and the user says "next", Alexa should give message three.
    When Alexa was interrupted, she should give message…

    3 votes

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  5. Unlink Endpoint

    Please provide an endpoint for when a user disables (unlinks) a linked skill.
    This will allow us to know its time to delete any data we have for the user, and therefore be good to users with the use of their data.

    3 votes

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  6. Enable Echo to control multiple groups

    Allow Alexa Echo devices to connect to multiple groups.

    My Situation:
    I am using a singular echo device named “Kitchen Echo” to control devices in both my kitchen and living room. One of the devices (located in living room) is a 2-light lamp fixture. In order to have both smart bulbs turn on in this lamp, I had to create a separate device group, using a separate Echo device.

    This allows me to say... “Alexa, turn on Lamp 2” instead of telling Alexa to turn on both bulbs separately. I’d rather not use an Echo device located across my house…

    2 votes

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  7. list widget

    I would love a widget for Alexa's shopping list for both my android and OS Wear.

    2 votes

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  8. For seniors allow Alexa to respond without requiring the use of “Alexa” first

    For seniors needing help , they may be confused or can’t remember how to activate Alexa for help. Allow Alexa to respond to an emergency without the wake word Alexa.

    2 votes

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  9. APL video "loading" and/or "loaded" event(s)

    APL video "loaded" event to enable showing a screen before a video has fully loaded so that the user is aware that the media is still loading. e.g., "Loading..." Right now, APL only has events for after the video has started playing. This is too late to elegantly switch from a "loading" screen to the video.

    2 votes

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  10. Alexa, turn on blue shade or alexa, change brightness %

    For devices with a screen such as the show and the fire tablet(with show mode). Should be able to activate blue shade or adjust the brightness amount(similar to being able to adjust volume levels) for areas where you might have a screened device in a darkened room and don’t want it at max brightness. I use a fire tablet as my bedside alexa device and have to manually adjust the screen brightness at bedtime so it’s not blinding in the dark.

    2 votes

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  11. Understand basic english adverbs

    My grandfather uses alexa for menial requests such as the date and time, weather forecasts, reading the bible etc... However he often makes requests like such: "Alexa kindly <operation>" which she unfortunately doesn't comprehend. Is it possible to add some degree of adverb functionality/recognition in?

    2 votes

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  12. ”Hey Alexa”

    I have a stutter, and find it hard to say any of the wake words easy. Could an option be added for users to say “Hey Alexa” rather than just “Alexa”

    Whenever I say Hey Alexa, it doesn’t seem to recognise it

    2 votes

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  13. 2 votes

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  14. Improved Ring compatibility: motion snooze

    Currently you can snooze the motion detection on the Ring cameras (when gardening etc.) but Alexa continues to shout notifications every 5 mins when someone is in the garden. This is not great for whoever stays indoors. Improving the compatibility so that Alexa also does not notify for movement when ring is in motion snooze would be great. Otherwise you have to turn the cameras off (not ideal) or mute each individual Alexa. Being able to snooze the motion of the cameras from Alexa would also be appreciated.

    2 votes

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  15. Make Alexa understand two languages at time. Some of us are bilingual and would like to make commands in either or both languages.

    Some of us are bilingual and would like to make commands in either or both languages. Sometimes it is easier to ask a question in one language and other times on another.

    2 votes

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  16. Pass user's message to IFTTT

    When user says "Trigger <IFTTT Applet name>", pass what user said to IFTTT so that you can add Ingredient.

    For example, "Alexa, trigger send notification Hello"
    -> IFTTT sends notification "Hello"

    2 votes

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  17. Covid-19 - Working From Home - Bluetooth Microphone profile to enable conference speaker use

    Hi, I like many others am having to work from home due to the Covid-19 outbreak. I join many conference calls daily from my laptop. While I can pair my laptop via bluetooth and have sound output to the Echo dot, the Microphones are not available for use! If they were, this would make the echo dot a great conference phone setup (one i'd recommend to many of my co-workers who are in the same situation (and dont want to use headsets!) I also have "less-abled" older relatives who would also find this of use ! Any chance of updating…

    2 votes

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  18. Add 'Request Desktop Site (Version)' option to Echo's Web Browser

    Currently, many of the websites that I visit on Echo redirects me to a mobile version of the website, which basically tells me to download the app (ex. https://open.spotify.com/). I would love the option for the silk to request 'Desktop Version' of the site, so it won't be redirected to the 'get the app' website.

    2 votes

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  19. Trigger\Call lambda from routine

    Being able to call a lamda function from a routine would provide a high level of customization, and allow a person to trigger an action from an event. Currently you are forced to use only what is supported out of the box and cant build anything on top of that. Lamda calling would allow for that.

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  20. Recording voice messages for multi-use

    When I go on deployment, I cannot use a “drop in” to talk to my kids for months at a time, so I’m hoping a development is underway to hold/store recordings of me saying goodnight/good morning to the kids and other prerecorded messages of me. Maybe incorporate it into a routine for them too.

    2 votes

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