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#1 pvcleave OFFLINE  

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:59 PM

Very frustrating trying to get this to work.

I have an Echo Dot, an Emby Premier account, and have connected through Emby connect. If I go to the Android app I can play movies and TV to the Emby app connected to my TV. I can have Alexa tell me what is next.it will tell me recently added movies. What I cannot do is, have Alexa actually get anything to play.

The documentation says I can set up a default device, but it fails to tell me how.

When I ask it to play something, it just it is having trouble accessing the Emby skill.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:20 PM

What exactly are you saying to her?

 

If you look in your alexa history, is she hearing you, correctly?


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

So I following the commands in the documentation. One thing I noticed is that it works for anything that is getting info from the server, such as latest movies. However, if I repeat any of the commands that would require it to play on a device it does not work. That is the piece that is missing from the instructions. I can do a play to the Emby client, if I am not using Alexa. How do I tell Alexa to Use my Cave TV? How do I set it up as the default? Whatever, I try saying, Alexa tells me it cannot connect to the Emby skill, when I want it to actually do something, other than give me server information.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:26 PM

I tried using the Command Change The Player. It says I do not have a default player. So I say change the player to Cave TV. Then it says you do not have a default player and you can set it by saying change the player. We keep going in circles. Maybe I am not naming my players correctly. I am using the name I have set in the server.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:49 PM

Your choice of player needs to be active and connected to the server when you choose it. When you say change the player, does she list the player you want? And is she hearing you, correctly?



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:33 PM

She never list players. The player is open and I can access it from mitiple devices.

I am assuming that I do not have my device set up correctly, as it never gives me a choice. The device I want to control with Alexa, I am able to control from a web browser on another computer or my Emby app from my phone.

I keep disconnecting my device and reconnecting it with Emby connect, but I am obviously missing a step. So I think what I need to know is how to I set up a device.

I know my server is available to the internet, as I and my family connect remotely constantly. So I should see if my computer is blocking the app from the internet. I think I remember seeing that something needed to see the internet. At the time I just assumed server.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:39 PM

Is everything fully linked? Try disabling and re-enabling the skill and re-link. It sounds like she isn't connecting to your server. Are you running more than one server?



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:00 PM

I got got it working. Issue was I had the two Emby servers going.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

Doofus, thank you very much for your help.
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

Sorry I wasn't able to reply sooner. Glad you found the issue, can you explain what you mean by you had two emby server running? Was Alexa sending requests to the wrong one?

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:16 PM

On my network I have two different servers, one serves up movies for my kids, coded in H264, and others for me at H265. (I am trying to combine them, but haven't.) One of my server is using port 8096 and the other 8097. I tuned off the 8097 and it started working. I am not sure why, but once I turned off the other server, it works.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:24 PM

So it was probably talking to the wrong server then.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:02 PM

If you give the servers different names, you should be fine. I have two, with different names, and when I link alexa, there's a drop down box to pick which one to link to. If yours are named the same, they probably got lumped together.



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:09 AM

So it was probably talking to the wrong server then.

It's really strange because I checked the log and the code we discussed is working correctly.



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:27 AM

Yea i"m guessing on the login page with the server drop down he probably just selected the wrong server, or didn't change it from whatever was initially selected.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

I was doing something wrong. The other server is not really needed. So for now I have it off. I will look at the naming and making sure I have the correct one selected, in the future.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

Again, thanks for all your help.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:22 PM

I was wondering if someone can help here, I've installed the Emby Skill on Alexa and linked the account, problem is no server is listed to link the account the drop down menu is empty. 
If I use the Emby Connect account with the account setup for Alexa I can see the server no problem.

 

Suggestions?



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:15 PM

Go to your emby dashboard > users > select the user with emby connect set up. Remove it. Save. Re-add it and complete the linking process. That should fix it.




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