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Rand M asked

Is it possible to get the actual Audio stream on my server

Is it possible to have the actual audio that the user speaks to Echo sent to a web service that lives on my server? Thanks very much, Jeff
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jjaquinta answered
Not with the current SDK. You only get the text as it relates to the slots in your intents.
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Rand M answered
Thanks!
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kth70 answered
Hi, is support for forwarding the stream on the feature roadmap? This is something we would like to see in the product we are planning to use Echo for.
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jjaquinta answered
There is no roadmap. At least not one Amazon will share with us. Their standard answer has been the unhelpful "This feature request has been passed on to the appropriate development team. As you can understand, we cannot comment on future releases or features." In other words "Thank you for your input, please shut up." Having been in the business of business partner technical enablement, I find this a horrific business practice. I gave a long look at it in my blog ( https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/explaining-amazons-indifference-joseph-jaquinta), and people have heard enough from me about it in the forum so I'll spare you my ranting. :-) Of late, they've ratcheted back the "we cannot comment" bit in their boilerplate responses. They haven't been commenting, so it's only become slightly less obnoxious, not genuinely helpful. Maybe you should put in a feature request for a roadmap. Then we, as developers adding value to their platform, can more seriously engage.
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Code Monkey answered
+1 for the audio stream request. In fact I like to see two-way audio streaming so that we can use echo for talk.
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Galactoise answered
Well, as of yesterday you can provide an audio-clip as Ssml, so you're half way there, Code Monkey.
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