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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. Routines are currently extremely limited compared to other devices. Combining multiple commands or skill activations or being able to write code into routines would be extremely valuable for power users.

    270 votes

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  2. Recently, the ability to launch 3rd party skills from routines was added. The implementation, however, was minimal. All the user can do is launch the skill. They cannot launch a specific intent.

    To unleash the potential of 3rd party skills in routines, users should be able to specify skill intents in the routine: "Tell skill x to y"

    224 votes

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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa Skills Feature Request. We are happy to inform you that the feature you have requested has public beta.Please refer to the following page(s) for more information:


    https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/custom-skills/implement-custom-tasks-in-your-skill.html


  3. 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).

    135 votes

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    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:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G2PYLKJN3XVZ55EQ

    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:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/contact-us

  4. Add ability to add a written command to a routine that would act as if the user spoke a voice command.

    E.g.
    Routine scheduled at 7:00 AM:
    - turn on Light
    - tell you something new
    (New): - perform “Alexa, what is the weather in Boston?”
    (New): - perform “Alexa, open Headspace”
    (New): - perform “Alexa, connect bluetooth”

    This would enable skills in routines while leveraging the existing abilities of the Echo, just by allowing written commands to be interpreted as voice commands on a schedule. This should be fairly simple to implement with what it is already is capable…

    120 votes

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  5. I have some routines which I would like to use again, but with small changes. So, I should be able to copy/clone an existing routine, to make the process easier.

    53 votes

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  6. I would like to be able to trigger a routine by actions like "leaving home" and "arriving home" which would be triggered by the Alexa mobile app based on my location.

    8 votes

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  7. Just as it is important to be able to launch a skill from a routine (this is priority #1), it is also important to be able to make an API call to get a list of routines available under a given account, and then launch one of them from within a skill. One particular use case here relates to the issue of being in-skill for an extended interaction, and the ability to control smart home devices. If routines are available within a skill, it would be an amazing shortcut - wouldn't have to use the smart home API to develop…

    6 votes

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  8. Many users of our smart garage controller device requested the ability to use garage door commands in Alexa routines to enable scenarios like:

    • Ensure that all garage doors are closed at sunset
    • Control garage doors by pressing Echo button
    • Turn on and off smart lights when doors open or close
    • Open/close doors based on your location
    • Create voice aliases for various garage door commands and grouped actions

    According to Alexa developer support (CASE 7219455151) this capability is not currently supported.

    5 votes

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  9. Add ability to invoke skills from within Routines. Badly needed to correct this deficiency.

    Love my Dots. Will love them more when you fix this! 😄

    5 votes

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