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This site enables Alexa Skill 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. Hi, while playVideo() works fine for video playback on an Amazon Echo Show, there's no way to start at a certain position. Optionally accepting a position in milliseconds would solve this. Use cases for this are resuming playback or jumping to a certain known position of a video e.g. the start of the next topic in the news. Thanks, Jan

    PS: I didn't find any seek functionality to emulate this and having a seekVideo() function with a position in milliseconds might be an additional or alternative way to implement this.

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  2. There have been times when users have reported issues with skills via store reviews. It would be handy if we could get email notifications when new reviews are piblished against our skills in the store

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  3. Add automatic skill endpoint switching when the development skill goes live.

    It will be great to have the possibility to make Live version work with lambda.arn:PROD and Development with lambda.arn:$LATEST aliases. Every time when I want to update my skill I need to do back and forth switching.

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  4. Once a Voice Profile is completed, a Skill should know WHO initiated the skill and give that data back to the skill so reports can now dilineate WHO initiated the skill...

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  5. It would be great if the new console's beta testing retained tester emails when beta testing ended, just like the old console's beta testing page.

    For example in the old view, when a skill ended either manually or automatically and I tried started it up, previous tester email addresses would prepopulate.

    It would be great if we can have this feature within the new console's beta testing page because it made it easier to relaunch without having to find who the old testers were and copying and pasting them in.

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  6. Rest API that can send an alexa announcement based on the event like lights turn on or webcam detection. This can be called from lambda. Definitely a key feature that alexa is alerting everyone or n the room that other room or area has a movement. Great feature and will add value.

    let me know if this is already exist in some way or simpler way

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  7. As possible in the US from years (see Capital One skill), but also in the UK (Starling Bank), in India (United Bank of India) and in the UAE (Emirates NBD), we'd like Alexa skills to be allowed to access or provide access to personal financial information also in Europe.

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  8. It would be great to have a "Developer page" in the skill store, like a profile that lists all skills that this developer has published.

    I.e. make the name of the developer clickable in the skill store and show all skills that this person/company has published.

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  9. 14 votes

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  10. A reminder is of little help if it plays in the kitchen when I'm in the bedroom. My 84 year old Dad needs reminders for many things but found that buying multiple devices does not allow those reminders to playback from all devices. Need a way to set reminders, alarms and even timers to play from all devices or ideally a matrix can be setup to choose which reminders play from which devices.

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  11. Allow development of custom app with feature compatibility with Alexa Companion App. This can be done through exposing functionality like setting up reminders, routines, address book, calling and messaging through either avs-SDK or expose server APIs.

    This will be particularly useful in Alexa for Business settings.

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  12. I have some Flash Briefings for local news. The news providers are creating video, and then ripping the audio out for the Flash Briefing version. It would be great to be able to use the video in the Echo Show.

    Bonus points for using the video asset for the audio / non-video Echo devices.

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  13. Need a "number" that supports leading zero's. So when a user enters "012" it reads back "zero one two". The current number type reads back "twelve".

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  14. To help users decide whether a skill should be used it would be great to have a 30 second audio clip with a promo / preview of a skill.

    Similar to how the app store has videos or images of apps the user can listen before committing to enabling or invoking the skill.

    These clips would surface in three places:

    1. On the skills directory page in the Alexa App
    2. On the skills directory page in the amazon website
    3. As an option to listen to when Alexa recommends a skill

    The audio clip would be uploaded / submitted during the submission…

    13 votes

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  15. The APL Image component currently only supports JPEG and PNG images. I propose adding support for vector graphics (SVG) which allow displaying of images using (in some cases) less bandwidth and better scaling for different display sizes.

    Currently, SVGs so not render on the device at all, but are shown as expected in the simulator.

    13 votes

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  16. H.265 is a fairly common newer video standard

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  17. When a user disable a smart home skill the devices connected to that skill are remain visible inside the Alexa app.

    The user cannot control them:
    - in the app under each device the misleading error "server is unresponsive" is showed under each device.
    - if controlling via voice the user receives the response: "the skill linked with X is not enabled, please enable the skill to control this device".

    still having the devices showed up is confusing for the user. That has to manually remove all the devices linked to the removed skill manually.

    So my request is to…

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  18. I make use of AMAZON.Time slot in my skill. I received feedback from the certification team that I should confirm if a user meant AM or PM when specifying a twelve-hour time. There is one edge case that poses an annoying problem with this feedback.

    Since all times are parsed as 24-hour format by the AMAZON.Time slot type, I have no way to know whether a user said, for example "five" or "five a.m." because both get parsed as "05:00". In other words, I lose information about whether the user already explicitly said "five a.m." or if they just said…

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  19. Imagine a situation. I have a simple game, which uses states. One state is initial, another one is game state and the last one is the end game state.

    I have x amount of intents which are: launch, answer, pass a question, players amount, stop, yes and no intents. I know that these are not all of the required intents, but I want to keep this example short.

    Lets say player launches the game. At this state I want user to say how many players he wants to play with. But because game answer intent has a lot of answers…

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  20. Allow users or to configure wake words to use a specific skill as the context.

    Probably best to use the skills installed as the wake word and have a finite list of currently active wake words.

    Alexa, ask Lyft how much a Lyft Plus from home to work
    becomes
    Lyft how much is a Lyft Plus from home to work

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