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Alexa + Plex Skill + OpenPHT

JDubbedNJDubbedN Posts: 94Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I know Plex Skill for Amazon Alexa just got released so there is bound to be problems. However, when setting up the Plex Skill through Amazon Alexa for the first time it searches for the Plex server and an advertised player. It locates the server just fine. However, how can I tell OpenPHT to advertise as a player like I can with my Plex app on my Android phone? If I advertise my Plex app on my android phone there is first a setting in the Plex app to do so which seems to be absent from OpenPHT. Then when I ask Alexa to search it finds it and I can play movies on it using Alexa no problem. But cannot do so when I cannot tell OpenPHT to advertise as a player. So, how do I tell OpenPHT to advertise as a player so that the Plex Skill through Alexa will work? Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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  • Badgerman26Badgerman26 Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yes please! This would be ace!

  • EmmmoEmmmo Posts: 123Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 2017

    +1

    I use OpenPHT over PMP and really dont want to go back to PMP but the Alexa skill is tempting me. This would be amazing to have in OpenPHT .

    I will probably still stick with my OpenPHT setup for now regardless but it would a great option to have.

    My Plex Setup: 

    Mac Mini 2.5ghz (Late 2012) , PMS , OpenPHT

    10TB Movies, TV Shows

    Optoma HD230x Projector , 90" Screen

    Sony DH-550 

    Google Pixel

    Roku LT

    iPad Air 2 

    Xbox One 

    PS3 

  • dan-the-man-dan-the-man- Posts: 426Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    there is 3 different settings in OpenPHT currently, in System, Services, none of these make any difference?

    Allow remote control via HTTP
    Allow control of PHT from Plex Clients
    Allow control of PHT via uPnP

  • JDubbedNJDubbedN Posts: 94Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @daniel.cull said:
    there is 3 different settings in OpenPHT currently, in System, Services, none of these make any difference?

    Allow remote control via HTTP
    Allow control of PHT from Plex Clients
    Allow control of PHT via uPnP

    All those settings are checked in my OpenPHT but Alexa doesn't discover it. But it discovers my android just fine but the setting I have to toggle is "advertise as player" to make it work which seems to be absent in OpenPHT.

  • twiglettwiglet Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I am having the same issue. I love OpenPHT, but just can't get Alexa to recognise it as a player. PMP works fine.

    It would be great if Alexa support could be added

  • scottocs11scottocs11 Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Would love to see this implemented.

  • eadwyneadwyn Posts: 231Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would also love to see this implemented as PMP is barely usable.

  • maisbroughmaisbrough Posts: 18Members ✭✭

    Having the same issue and I've been using PMP since 2008 and just found out via the forum it's no longer supported! Are there any other Alexa friendly alternatives plex apps for Mac mini home theatre set ups? Either way the open PHT option sounds promising if that can be enhanced to work with Alexa

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 993Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Most of my users are fully disabled people, for whom I've setup home automation with Alexa interfaces. So this is on my list of things I'd really like in the OpenPHT client. We're looking into how difficult it will be to resolve. We have higher priority bugfix work at the moment, but I'm hopeful.

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  • Badgerman26Badgerman26 Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @benjaminwolf said:
    Most of my users are fully disabled people, for whom I've setup home automation with Alexa interfaces. So this is on my list of things I'd really like in the OpenPHT client. We're looking into how difficult it will be to resolve. We have higher priority bugfix work at the moment, but I'm hopeful.

    Great - thank you - much appreciated and fingers crossed!

  • marktheredmarkthered Posts: 31Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1. I have same issues. Hope this can be added because I love PHT.

  • mootonmooton Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 - Would love this!

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  • _ToXIc__ToXIc_ Posts: 35Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 2017

    hey daniel.cull what will be the version that the changes with be available in? or will you not know until its actually in completed?

  • dan-the-man-dan-the-man- Posts: 426Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    why are you worried about version numbers? :) wait for the next release, it will either be in it, or it wont be in it.

  • _ToXIc__ToXIc_ Posts: 35Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    cause i dont update to every lease unless it fixes or adds something i want

  • dan-the-man-dan-the-man- Posts: 426Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    that is the wrong policy to be using with openpht/rasplex.

  • _ToXIc__ToXIc_ Posts: 35Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    lol
    i know i know..

  • dan-the-man-dan-the-man- Posts: 426Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Alexa is in the 1.8.0 release out today

  • troyecclestroyeccles Posts: 29Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'm running openpht 1.8.0.148 and Alexa won't recognise it.

    Allow remote control via HTTP
    Allow control of PHT from Plex Clients
    Allow control of PHT via uPnP

    All checked.

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