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  1. Music Fade and/or Finish Song in Sleep Timer

    It would be nice to have the music fade to off when you set a sleep time for music play. Having a song abruptly stop causes me to wake up.

    Another nice option would be to have the song finish---even if it goes over the time. "Alexa, stop playing music in 10 minutes.." She will finish what ever song is playing at 10 min.

    24 votes

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  2. Enable Individual volumes for Alexa speech and music playback

    I just can't understand why this isn't already a feature. Surely others must find the same frustration.
    When you are listening to some background music on say volume 1 or 2, and then want to ask Alexa to say something or read something, the volume is too low to be able to hear. I should imagine it is fairly easy to implement seperate volume levels for both Alexa's voice, and music playback?
    This is the one and only thing that annoys me about the whole Alexa/Echo experiance. - Thank You!

    20 votes

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  3. Transfer audio to another device

    Move audio to another device, i.e. I’m done in the kitchen and want to continue listening in the dining room. “Alexa,follow me to the dining room.”

    9 votes

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  4. Better audio quality in audio tag

    Audio quality in audio tags is abysmal. Audio is already limited to 90 sec in total and max 5 tags in ssml. That is fine, but the biggest issue is that It is really hard to produce good sounding audio with these restrictions (mp3/16khz/48kbps). It would be great if these restrictions would be increased, to as much as possible. This would help to build more engaging skills with great audio inserts.

    9 votes

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  5. Enable presets on Tunein that can be used as voice command

    My amazon.de echo cannot recall one of my favorite radio stations from America. The station is 960 WHYL. No matter how I try to say the station, in English and german, alexa cannot play it and I have to use the app. Having the ability to assign another command, such as preset number, would be so helpful. So, I save 960 am as “preset 1”. Then ask Alexa to play preset 1 on Tunein. Thank you for your consideration.

    9 votes

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  6. Configure relative mix volumes for multi-room music

    Problem:

    When two or more echos are joined into a multi-room music setting the volume affects all devices. But I prefer to set the bedroom device to be 2, the kitchen to be 5, and the one connected to the stereo via the cable to be 10. When music is playing on this multi-room group and the volume is changed, all devices receive the same volume, e.g. volume 5, which disrupts the relative devices volume levels I prefer. The bedroom is way too loud, the stereo too quiet, and overall is frustrating.

    Proposed solution:

    Create a relative mix volume associated…

    8 votes

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  7. Ambient sound when alexa is listening

    It would be really nice if when alexa is listening we could play an ambient sound in the background. It would help with the immersion.

    Because right now, when alexa finishes speaking and starts listening, there is only dead silence. It would be awesome if there would be possibility to play some silent ambient sound while user is thinking what to answer. This would allow to create more seamless and engaging experience.

    7 votes

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  8. transition from single echo to group of echos

    transition from single echo play to play on a group without changing the song or losing the place in the song.

    ...music already playing
    me - "alexa, play this music everywhere"
    alexa - [ideally] "ok, playing the current soundtrack / playlist in your everwhere group"

    6 votes

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  9. Scrollable track info in audio player

    When the track info is shown and the title name is very long, alexa cuts this at the end with "..."

    Better would be, when this text which is too long will be scrolled left and then again back right and vice versa. So it can be read completely.

    In my opinion this is common behaviour.

    5 votes

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  10. Link multiple Apple Music accounts

    Please allow the linking of multiple Apple Music accounts, so that everyone in the family uses their own account. Them, when alexa recognises someone’s voice, it will play their music.

    4 votes

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  11. Add AMAZON.GetDetailIntent to Audio Player Interface

    Currently, one has to create a custom intent and execute it by using the invocation phrase with the intent. Example:

    "Alexa, open My Podcast Player and get the current song"

    Or, with this feature request:

    "Alexa, what's playing?"

    The documentation makes note that this is currently not available: https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/audioplayer-interface-reference.html#intents

    "This only applies to the built-in intents. The intents you define (such as the example PlayLatestEpisode intent) must be invoked using a normal invocation phrase."

    4 votes

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  12. Music Skill in non-US regions

    I have been trying to build a Music Skill using the Medium article https://medium.com/voice-tech-podcast/build-your-own-music-streaming-service-with-amazon-alexa-41c7bf1eb66a. I am located in the UK and I found out through AWS Support that the catalog will not upload (stays in IN_PROGRESS) when done out of the US region and Music Skills are not supported outside of the US. Can you please enable this skill in other regions please?

    3 votes

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  13. Handling of multiple Spotify accounts

    Currently voice controls only make use of the spotify account linked to the main user. even if multiple amazon accounts are used on the echos with separate spotify accounts linked to them - if a different Amazon account is active, „play spotify“ results in the use of the main users spotify account.

    Please activate, that the used spotify account is based on the active amazon account.

    Ideal would be of course if voice recognition would automatically select the right spotify account, without the need to say „change account“ upfront.

    2 votes

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  14. Allow custom skill to use catalog

    Allow custom skill to use catalog.

    I want to make a skill similar to TuneIn but have more custom interactions. A music skill isn't custom enough. If I used a custom skill, I can't use catalog and would have to implement the search myself.

    Effectively, we should allow a multi-domain skill

    2 votes

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  15. Custom Playlists on Amazon Music with Freetime Enabled

    Would like my kids to be able to request custom playlists on Amazon Music with Freetime enabled. Right now, it will only play certain playlists that are created by amazon. Would like my kids to be able to play their playlist.

    2 votes

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  16. alexa tone of voice for kids

    Do Alexa has a tone of voice? like speaking in an excited way when talking to kids. because based from my experience as a human when I talked to kids I use tones to get their attention more and level the tone to their needs. I usually get their attention 80 percent of the time when I want them to listen to me.

    2 votes

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  17. Uservoice space of genre of Chutney Music

    Currently if the voice command of Alexa - Play Chutney Music is said - it reverts to the wrong genre of soca music. I have added my online radio station and used the invocation of Chutney Music but the skill must be added in order for this work. I was adviced to go this method to get the Uservoice Space for the creation of the genre of Chutney Music. I am willing to add the content via ftp as I am involved in a lot of the releases of the music worldwide or if it can be direct to my…

    1 vote

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  18. Music Fade in

    I would love if you could let the music fade in (while using Spotify). Because if I have a routine in the morning the sudden start of the music lets me shock for a second. That feature would be AWESOME!!!

    1 vote

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  19. Stream music from local NAS or DLNA as a default streaming option

    Allow you to set a local device on your network (eg a NAS or a DLNA server) as a default music streaming device for Alexa. So when you ask it to "Alexa, play Green Day" it will play it from your local music library. This will be well-received by the great many Alexa users who have large CD libraries and would prefer to use those instead of a subscription service like Apple Music.

    1 vote

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  20. Queuing Feature

    Add queuing feature for music apps.

    say i am playing music on spotify,
    i want to hear another song(s) but want it to resume what it was already playing, after the "song/album/playlist" that was on que has ended.

    for example:
    -shuffling ariana grande on spotify-

    "hey alexa, que "dive" by victoria monet."
    or
    "hey alexa, que "ctrl" album by sza"

    after the song(s) that were on que ended, it would resume shuffling ariana grande.

    i know this feature is on spotify but making it an alexa command would be cool :)

    1 vote

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