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Jan Rittel asked

Alexa Sound and Video autoplay

I want to develop an app that simply plays messages and a video, it should play automatically. 
I already have a working app, alarm messages come into this app, which should then be forwarded to Alexa Skill via a link. Is that possible with Alexa that he sends a message like a storm warning and plays a video.
alexa skills
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Chihiro@Amazon answered

Hi Jan,

Thank you for posting. Unfortunately, Alexa skills cannot be launched from other apps at this moment. Currently, these are the ways to launch Alexa skill:

1. Invoke skill by voice
2. Select device and launch skill from Alexa app (button on skill details)
3. Add skill as action for Routine
4. Launched by other skills via skill connections

I would recommend submitting a feature request from our uservoice.

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