Subsonic voice control of some sort

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Subsonic voice control of some sort

Postby sviatapolk » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:54 pm

OK so I'm on the hunt to find a way to play something from my Subsonic library using voice control, ideally to my Alexa enabled Bose Soundbar.
This is my setup and I'm open to all suggestions.

-Subsonic running on a PC
-Streams to various iOS devices
-Play iOS devices to various bluetooth speakers and now using AirPlay to my Bose Soundbar and occasionally my stereo receiver

I'd like to know if there is a way to voice control any of the iOS subsonic clients or - even better - if there is an Alexa client I could connect directly to Subsonic.

I would like to be able to play something from my library much as subscribers to Amazon music can play what they want by asking Alexa to do so.
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Re: Subsonic voice control of some sort

Postby J_T_W » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:16 pm

Its not great, but its something:
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Re: Subsonic voice control of some sort

Postby acroyear » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:46 pm

I've written before - the main blocker to Alexa integration is the lack of using OAuth for authentication in any way. Alexa commands use OAuth to identify you and your services when you set things up, so someone would need to write a wrapper that would use OAuth to handle the voice commands and store away the subsonic user/pass (or just a token/seed) that would actually provide the URLs to play.

Not impossible, but I don't have time to figure it out. And obviously there's a trust issue that the person hosting the skillset isn't going to do stuff with your user/pass/token/seed.
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