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Alexa Integration

Postby JNasty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:14 pm

I'd love to see subsonic have Alexa integration. This would be a great feature that I think alot of the users could benefit from.
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Re: Alexa Integration

Postby toolman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:16 pm

Could you explain what benefits users would have from Alexa integration?
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Re: Alexa Integration

Postby acroyear » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Basically it would give voice control to searching and playing playlists, albums, songs, and have it play through any Alexa device like Fire TV/Stick, Echoes and Taps, and Fire tablets.

I've looked into this and the biggest issue is that Alexa requires at a minimum, Oauth security, so the simple security of the Subsonic server isn't compatible and someone would need to write a wrapper (that would effectively have to store passwords). Also I do not know if, once past that issue, Alexa security requires a authenticated-signed HTTPS server/cert or not. I do know the Fire TV/Stick will NOT accept self-signed certs at all and there's no way to side-load them into the cert store. Alexa may be the same way.
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Re: Alexa Integration

Postby acroyear » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:22 pm

Other than dealing with OAuth security, beyond that it is a simple app and would just use the API for the rest.
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