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Amazon Echo/Dot with subsonic

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:38 pm
by Evil1
I would love to be able to use Subsonic with the Amazon echo/dot.

I see someone has created a Python script called Alexasonic

I have no idea how to use this or implement, I have only had my Amazon Dot for 24 hours.

From what I can gather I would need to sign up to Amazon AWS, provide credit card details and then do a lot of head banging and guessing.

A Dot/Echo implementation with Subsonic would be awesome. I don't really want to pay £25 PA for Amazons music service considering I have a huge amount of my own music or use Spotify.

Re: Amazon Echo/Dot with subsonic

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:28 pm
by apastuszak
Amazon has a ton of rules about what is and what is not allowed to stream music to an Amazon Echo. I think the current rule is that you can't stream anything longer than a 15 second clip without getting Amazon's permission. And the only one to get that so far has been Spotify.

Re: Amazon Echo/Dot with subsonic

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:33 pm
by acroyear
See my other posts on the subject. Because Subsonic's not following the OAuth2 security model, it isn't trivial to link in Subsonic authentication with the Alexa protocol requirements. One would need to create a wrapping server that followed the oauth2 protocol.

The python app uses voice control to manage the "jukebox" feature of the app. It doesn't stream music back through the speakers.

This isn't to say that these problems aren't insurmountable, just that it is a lot of work.