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JBachand asked

Flag for Echo to listen to user input/response automatically?

Is there a flag I can add in the response so the Echo listens for user input without the user saying "Alexa" again? This would be good for menus, options, confirmations, etc.
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Nick Gardner answered
Hi, This is possible with the later versions of the Alexa AppKit, where you can have multiple rounds of back and forth as long as there is not a substantial amount of time between them. -Nick
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Anthony M. answered
If you mark the shouldEndSession flag to true on your response it should keep the channel open for additional responses. Though it does look like you have about 30 seconds before Alexa stops listening.
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JBachand answered
FYI to all: this was asked before the echo prompted for responses, this is no longer an issue... previously you had to say alexa every time you wanted an app to do something and the app stayed open for hours/minutes without the user knowing.
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