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. for video doorbell, the video automatic live on alexa, short time.. just 10 sec!

    for video doorbell, the video automatic live on alexa, short time.. just 10 sec! can make 1-2 mins

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  2. skill cedes control to subordinate skill without returning control (not Skill Connections)

    I am building what amounts to a knowledge management app (what I would consider a major application opportunity for voice in the enterprise) for a Fortune 500 company prototyping Alexa as a front end to access information (APL submenus to navigate) from multiple subcategories of information. In order to accomplish this seamlessly a given skill needs to call another skill (ala Skill Connections) without returning control to the original skill. Per support, this apparently can not be done currently (Skill Connections returns control to the "requesting" original skill and does not cede control). Please consider adding what seems to be…

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  3. Smart Home Devices and free text

    It would be nice to be able to send arbitrary text to Smart Home devices, e.g. "Alexa send 'hello world' to my device".
    This could be useful for many classes of devices, e.g. whiteboards, banners...

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  4. Alexa enabled device to connect all the sources (display port, HMDI) will allow me to switch sources with my voice vs touch clumsy monitor.

    My idea would enable Alexa to input multiple PC monitor sources and give the ability to switch between them. It is so annoying to switch using under monitor buttons and KVM switches are so 1990's tech with tons of cables everywhere.

    One Alexa voice to control them all so to speak. I imagine this could be done via either hardware or software installed on the PC that is Alexa enabled. Either way could provide further expand-ability but that's beyond the scope of this idea currently.

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  5. Unread Notifications reminder for devices with screen

    Please update the firmware of devices with screen for put an icons or visual sign about an unread notification.

    On devices without screen you can see the ring turning up yellow, how about devices with screen??. Nothing!. Why not keep a yellow line at the bottom of the screen, or maybe more visually and icon just side the clock.

    It's easy, please update this at the firmware soon.

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  6. Alexa should be able to clear my history.

    Alexa can clear your history by erasing everything you've asked her to do.

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  7. Additional APL Video event handler ideas

    It would be useful if additional event handlers could be added to the APL video component to allow more control over the following situations:

    onTimeout or onFailedLoad - Allows the template creator to have an event automatically fire in the event that the video source fails to load for a given period of time (something like 5 seconds, or potentially even a user-defined period).

    onUnload - Allows template creator to fire an event when the video player is unloaded (such as when a new page is requested)

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  8. Ability to Hide Top Bar in Browser

    The top bar in Echo's Silk browser does not always disappear when scrolling up. There are some website where that feature does not work (ex. https://play.pocketcasts.com/). Please, either fix the automatic scroll up bug or add a button to hide top bar in Echo's Silk Browser.

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  9. Langauge development

    You should increase the languages in Alexa.

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  10. time

    Usage time limitations/time plans/temporarily deactivation of Echo devices via Alexa app to prevent children from using the device/consuming content excessively or during night etc.

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  11. Allow two way video for Echo show with WebRTC

    Need two way video support using RTCSessionController to enable lot of skills, long with much needed Aira for Visually impaired. This is a much add feature and I hope low hanging for enabling accessibility using Aira.

    https://aira.io

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  12. Remove the conflict between Smart home device and Custom skill

    Hi,

    As I was creating a custom skill to control the TV through IR, after saying "Alexa, turn on the tv" it goes to the smart home skill section and says"No smart devices are found in your account" so As I was asking about this in forum they said this always will happen for custom skill you need invocation and all but if this feature is implemented it will be best.

    You can have a checker or switcher which looks for smart home devices connection(In smart home skill) if none found it will search it in custom skill and after…

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  13. New Alexa interaction flow besides :tell and :ask - :ask-once

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    Having a new flow in Alexa interaction:
    Prompt -> listen -> exit

    • Problem

    As you know, there are currently two main Alexa interaction flows:

    :tell - Prompt -> listen -> end session

    and

    :ask - Prompt -> listen -> reprompt -> listen -> end session

    This is quite sufficient, but sometimes there could be a use for a shorter interaction, where user is asked for something once. Alexa would listen for the response and if user says nothing it closes the session. This would be mostly useful at the end of the game, when asking user for some feedback,…

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  14. adsf

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  15. hosted skills for everything

    There should be the hosted skill option for all types of skills.

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  16. Blog blueprint for non-WordPress blogs?

    How about a Blog blueprint for sites other than WordPress blogs? Why not any text-based RSS feed? (Blogger, for instance.)

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  17. Standalone Wearable

    We already have Amazon Dash Wand. Why not miniaturized it into a wearable like a fitness tracker (without the barcode scanner) so that we can have a standalone wearable with built-in Alexa? That way we can talk to Alexa wherever we are as long it is connected to the internet via WiFi (just like the Amazon Dash Wand).

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  18. Follow up email to assist account linking completion

    Request:
    Amazon to send a follow-up email to users who used a skill that invoked account linking option so that they can complete the account linking from an email link instead of just in the Alexa phone app.

    The current process is too disjointed. The user has to break off their voice session in order to fiddle about on the Alexa app. Conversion of account linking is terrible.

    With this request implemented the user would be reminded about account linking at a later date via their email and could complete it whilst in a mode that is more appropriate to…

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  19. Have Alexa be able to spell certain words in commands through the Alexa App

    Go ahead and try to get Alexa to play "Cantos Profane" by Richard Band. Or get it to call my friend Viktyr (No, I don't have any friends named Victor". Some things just require spelling, and Alexa does not accept spelling words out.

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  20. Alexa smart home skills with Mode.Controller need to be able to query current mode.

    I am creating a smart home skill with the Mode.Controller. There needs to be a way to query what the mode is set to with voice. I see it in my alexa.amazon.com page showing the DeepQuery. But with voice the only response I get is I'm not quite sure what went wrong.. This would greatly help the user experience.

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