Need indeterminate listen time

My skill needs to wait for an indeterminate time for a response. For example, count to 30 in your head, then say ‘ready’ when done. I don’t know how long it will take for the user to get to 30. Any suggestions on how to set an indeterminate, or indefinite listen time?

A way to do this is to use the VF “stream” step (or “audio player” in Alexa terminology) and loop/play a silent mp3, until the user says “Alexa, Next” to move on. Seems like you can add your custom wors/phrase “ready” to built-in intents like “next” now too if you want.

Does that help?



Hmm… I was hoping the user wouldn’t have to say ‘alexa’ again. If that’s not an option, I’ll go with something like your solution.

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