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#1 t1mota OFFLINE  

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:46 PM

Hi, 

 

i created playlist from my songs and now struggle how to tell Alexa play my Playlist. 

Is it possible ? 

 

 



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

also, when i asked alexa play some Album - it starts and played only one song and stopped. After i asked her to play next one - it she told that could not access Emby skill. Whats wrong? 



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:27 PM

Yes. Play the playlist {playlist name}.

I will check the logs for the second thing.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:33 PM

It doesnt work for me (tested on 2 devices: echo dot, and Sonos ONE)

I asked Alexa: ask m.b. home play the playlist {playlist}

 

and got : anything else 

 

another answer: no such playlist..

 

Can this be checked, pls ? 


Edited by t1mota, 05 December 2018 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:49 PM

and btw: i managed to "Begin m.b. home" on both devices. but after

 

both of them could not recognize any playlist, but can start playing album.

 

Also, after - via echo i can control stop/play/pause, but not via sonos - it simply telling - Could not connect to youe emby skill. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:03 PM

any luck to get this fixed ? i cannot play playlists - i bought subscription only to play my playlists, 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

Yes. Thanks for your patience. I will definitely fix this, but can you let me know of an example of the playlist name you are trying to play? This works for me at the moment.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:47 PM

Thanks. 

I tried these:

 

- me

- my

- test

- ukrainian

- furniture

 

If you need access to my emby server - please let me know and i will grant it. Currently it my test server - so you can do what ever you need. 


Edited by t1mota, 06 December 2018 - 05:48 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:30 AM

Please give it another try and let me know if you get proper results this time. Thank you.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:07 PM

HI, 

 

now it can pickup playlist - which is great. But...

 

When im asking Alexa to play any Album - it plays it on echo device - which is expected.

When im asking to play Playlist - Alexa asks on which player. It simply doesnt want to play on the same echo device(or any echo device), but can play on another player like browser, tv, etc. 

 

I think - the last thats not expected and incorrect behaviour. Can this be fixed as well, please.


Edited by t1mota, 08 December 2018 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:00 PM

playlist playback on the echo device isn't supported as of yet - see the below thread:

 

https://emby.media/c...ng/#entry658442

 

Angel is looking into adding this to the skill in the future



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:42 PM

didnt know that. Thanks for info.

 

I'm really keen to see this feature, maybe most useful if you have a big music collection. 

 

What about issue with Sonos : Play/Stop/Next/etc ? Is this the same issue as described in FAQ for MyMedia (https://www.mymediaalexa.com/) - Sonos doesnt support all player API ? or this is another bug that can be resolved ? 



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:59 PM

For the Sonos, I'd have to see the request in log. If you can try it and tell me the time you tried it at. I will check the logs and keep you posted on if it can be resolved.

 

I will add support for the playlist to be played directly on the echo and let you know when it's ready to be tested.


Edited by Angelblue05, 10 December 2018 - 12:00 AM.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:21 AM

Just a quick update that I’ve started working on adding playlist playback on the device.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:18 PM

Thanks. 

I tried these:

 

- me

- my

- test

- ukrainian

- furniture

 

If you need access to my emby server - please let me know and i will grant it. Currently it my test server - so you can do what ever you need. 

 

@t1mota

 

Hello

 

I am new to emby/alexa integration and see that you have already done a significant progress !

Can you summarize what works and what does now please?

 

In my case, I've setup SSL on my emby server on Ubuntu and trying to play *any* song without success.

 

What voice commands do you use?

 

Thx



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:41 PM

@chudak

 

The wiki

https://github.com/M...Wiki/wiki/Alexa

 

Did you setup your server with SSL after linking up your Emby account to Alexa? Can you try to redo the account linking process to ensure it has the correct server information saved? In the Alexa app > Skills > Emby home > Disable/Enable. 

 

Let me know if that works for you. If not, make a request to play and let me know the time of your attempt. I will check the logs, thank you!


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

Can you guys test it?

 

Play the playlist {title}. This time, it should let you select "this player".

 

I have noticed that if I say Play the playlist {title} on this player, it doesn't get recognized well. Is this your experience as well? Keep me posted, thanks.


Edited by Angelblue05, 21 December 2018 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:04 PM

@chudak

 

The wiki

https://github.com/M...Wiki/wiki/Alexa

 

Did you setup your server with SSL after linking up your Emby account to Alexa? Can you try to redo the account linking process to ensure it has the correct server information saved? In the Alexa app > Skills > Emby home > Disable/Enable. 

 

Let me know if that works for you. If not, make a request to play and let me know the time of your attempt. I will check the logs, thank you!

 

 

I think I was able to play some songs, time range 3:30 - 4:00 PST



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:10 PM

Can you guys test it?

 

Play the playlist {title}. This time, it should let you select "this player".

 

I have noticed that if I say Play the playlist {title} on this player, it doesn't get recognized well. Is this your experience as well? Keep me posted, thanks.

 

 

The way it kinda works for me:

 

Alexa enable m.b.

M.b. enabled, hi there

Play the playlist 'the Beatles'

Select the number 1, 2 ...

1 and it plays

next and previous works fine at this point

 

I have a library of mix of different songs, some  Russian, French etc. (I assume Alexa + m.b. "don't understand" Russian and French, correct?  )

 

I suspect, that since my SSL setup works, I will need to spend some time to create a nice library with good meta data and try again.

 

Pls share any suggestions.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 01:29 PM

Can you guys test it?

 

Play the playlist {title}. This time, it should let you select "this player".

 

I have noticed that if I say Play the playlist {title} on this player, it doesn't get recognized well. Is this your experience as well? Keep me posted, thanks.

 I just tested this and it seems to be working great. 

 

One question, is it possible to set a default player for this type of action? You are correct that when I say Play/Shuffle the playlist [playlist name] on this device, it doesn't really work. It then proceeds to list out all of the available devices (which are quite a few).

 

Minor annoyance, but figured i'd mention.

 

Thanks






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