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    ANNOUNCE: Alexa voice control (development thread)

    Following discussions in this thread and having built a proof-of-concept as well as figuring out a few issues around security, I'm pleased to announce the start of development proper on an Alexa Skill and companion LMS plug-in that will allow voice control of Squeezebox devices through Amazon Echo.

    The ambition is to get a basic set of commands implemented in a robust manner and to get it through Amazon certification in a timely fashion. I'll be following a KISS philosophy - implementing basic playback control facilities initially, the thinking being that complex tasks such as configuring playlists or managing sync groups are probably best done through the LMS UI rather than via voice control. (of course, these features may be added later). The first version will be English only. Again, language support can be added in the future.

    This thread will be used to discuss development issues etc. Once we get to release stage, I'll start another thread. If you have thoughts or ideas, please share them here. If you feel you can help with coding, testing, translations etc., send me a PM.

    I'll also be blogging regularly on the project homepage - probably the best place to get a clean feed of where the project is at.

    Here's to the adventure!

    Peter


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    version information

    -reserved for release announcements


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    Quote Originally Posted by meep View Post
    -reserved for release announcements
    Like that!
    LMS 7.7, 7.8 and 7.9 - 5xRadio, 3xBoom, 4xDuet, 1xTouch, 1 SB2. Sonos PLAY:3, PLAY:5, Marantz NR1603, JBL OnBeat, XBoxOne, XBMC, Foobar2000, ShairPortW, JRiver 21, 2xChromecast Audio, Chromecast v1 and v2, , Pi B3, B2, Pi B+, 2xPi A+, Odroid-C1, Odroid-C2, Cubie2, Yamaha WX-010, AppleTV 4, Airport Express

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    Congrats!

    You requested a list of device names to build-in to the app ...

    As I commented elsewhere, given the wide user base, I fear this could become a very large listing (of weird & wonderful names!).

    How about starting in the dev. version with a limited list of 'recognised' squeezebox variants? Eg,:

    Touch
    Radio White
    Radio Black
    Radio Red
    Duet
    Boom
    Squeezeplay
    Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS
    UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone Zipp
    Castbridge - Chromecast 1 + Chromecast Audio
    AirplayBridge - Loewe Airspeaker
    SB Player - Fire TV
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    Device Names

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    Congrats!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    You requested a list of device names to build-in to the app ...

    As I commented elsewhere, given the wide user base, I fear this could become a very large listing (of weird & wonderful names!).

    How about starting in the dev. version with a limited list of 'recognised' squeezebox variants? Eg,:

    Touch
    Radio White
    Radio Black
    Radio Red
    Duet
    Boom
    Squeezeplay
    Agree that I should keep it as simple as possible, though I'd also need to add in room names / locations I think as well.

    Here's the current list. Further thoughts appreciated.

    (Remember, even if a device name is not on the list, the skill is smart enough to make a good guess so it's not critical that ALL names are here.)


    Touch
    Radio
    White
    Black
    Red
    Boom
    Boombox
    Transporter
    Duet
    Kitchen
    Bedroom
    Bathroom
    Playroom
    Livingroom
    Lounge
    Den
    Sunroom
    Conservatory
    Dining Room
    Family Room
    Chromecast
    Libratone
    Jongo
    Loewe


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    Just signed up for an amazon dev. account. .... so, geared up for testing!
    Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS
    UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone Zipp
    Castbridge - Chromecast 1 + Chromecast Audio
    AirplayBridge - Loewe Airspeaker
    SB Player - Fire TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Just signed up for an amazon dev. account. .... so, geared up for testing!
    Send me your e-mail address in a PM so I can add you when I have something to test....


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    Please add to device names - 'Garage' - I have a Boom in there which I listen to when tinkering with my Classic cars. Ditto 'Office' where I have a another Boom.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuer View Post
    Please add to device names - 'Garage' - I have a Boom in there which I listen to when tinkering with my Classic cars. Ditto 'Office' where I have a another Boom.

    Thanks
    Done!


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    How about adding Chromecast to the device list?

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