Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

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Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby Mike2508 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:25 am

I like the DS Audio and DS Video station.

Now I got an Amazon Echo and Dot. I would really appreciate if I could control it with Alexa.
I would like to give Alexa a command that she plays Songs from my Synology NAS and also to give the command that the music should be streamed to an DLNA device. It would be also nice to ask her what music I got on my NAS.
If I take my dot/echo with me on vacation would it be also nice to connect from there to my server and play the music from home.

The same feature for Video - Stream movies or Shows to my TV from the NAS via DLNA. Asking her she sould play randomly a Movie/Show from the genre e.g. drama, disney ... or a Movie what has the length of approximately 90 minutes and so on.

Or DS Photo - Alexa show me the almbum "name of the album" on my TV.


Features like that would be awesome and would have a big additional benefit for the future home.


I know, this might be a big and I can imagine complex request, but the future is here and make the Synology NAS for the future essential.

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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby rr1024 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:18 pm

I have to second that, with I would love to play my play lists and music on my Nas drive through either Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot and then connect the Bluetooth to my Stereo and say play xxxx play list, but I think this is an app that needs to be on the Echo or Dot
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby Mike2508 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:12 am

Yes I think that too, that's why I send my echo and dot back.
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby lealadri » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:15 pm

Seems like Amazon Alexa has DS Audio Skills already. I will try to configure my Echo Dot to answer: Alexa ask Audio Station to play xxx.

https://www.synology.com/en-global/know ... azon_Alexa

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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby skpManiac » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:16 pm

That link does not go where it looks like the Hyperlink is pointing : /
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby skpManiac » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:19 pm

Even searching Google for the words in the URL does not bring any joy

https://www.google.com/search?newwindow ... YRmp4yu_VE
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby Bob81 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:20 pm

It's confirmed on the latest Release Notes
https://www.synology.com/de-de/releaseNote/AudioStation

Version: 6.3.0-3260 (2017-10-27)
Added support for Amazon Alexa service to stream music to an Alexa device with Audio Station skill. This support is compatible with certain NAS models running on DSM 6.2 Beta or above.
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby skpManiac » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:03 pm

If you update Audio Station now it tells you it's in the update ready, I was hoping to find the skill and install it before hand but it's not available yet :!:
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby zmesser » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:42 pm

I was able to (attempt to) add Audio Station as an Alexa skill, however I get this response.

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I have the default Synology certificate in place, I am sure the DDNS address:port, is valid.

How do I create or modify this certificate to be Trusted or Valid?
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby HarryPotter » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:47 pm

You cant use it.

Create a lets encrypt it certificate for [yourdomain].synology.me.
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby skpManiac » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 pm

zmesser wrote:I was able to (attempt to) add Audio Station as an Alexa skill, however I get this response.

I have the default Synology certificate in place, I am sure the DDNS address:port, is valid.

How do I create or modify this certificate to be Trusted or Valid?


How did you add the skill?
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby zmesser » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:35 pm

skpManiac wrote:
zmesser wrote:I was able to (attempt to) add Audio Station as an Alexa skill, however I get this response.

I have the default Synology certificate in place, I am sure the DDNS address:port, is valid.

How do I create or modify this certificate to be Trusted or Valid?


How did you add the skill?


https://alexa.amazon.com/

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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby skpManiac » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:25 pm

Tried that yesterday but did not show up on .co.uk :(
Tried again, still not there...
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby ooze » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:28 pm

I've added the Audio Station skill to Alexa and upgraded Audio Station on the NAS.
However when going to the skill settings, I can't link my account on the NAS to it. A login page doesn't load.

Now in the upgrade notes Synology stated vaguely that only some NAS models were supported. For what reason and which models, I've still to find out. I'm guessing my NAS model isn't supported and therefore the login page to link my account in the Alexa skill doesn't load or show up.
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Re: Amazon Echo/Dot Alexa skills

Postby skpManiac » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:23 pm

Mine is the 916+ so it should be ok but the UK will most likely get it once it's rolled out in final, not at Beta stages :/

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