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Does Alexa Understand "Playlist" Commands?

GoorgeNdebeeGoorgeNdebee Members, Plex Pass Posts: 19 Plex Pass

I love that PLEX now has an Alexa skill ... This seemed like a natural progression of things, so Im glad its finally here.

I have been messing around with the PLEX skill today and am getting use to asking Alexa how to control my PMS ... I did see This list (https://www.plex.tv/alexa/) of commands for Alexa from the PLEX Skill, but I failed to see how to ask Alexa to play a playlist from my PMS ... Has anyone discovered this yet or perhaps it just is not available at this time? Alexa and the PLEX skill seem to be able to do Artists/Albums/Movies/TV Episodes ... etc ... so was wondering perhaps is the skill was able to also control a request to play a playlist on my server

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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  • GoorgeNdebeeGoorgeNdebee Members, Plex Pass Posts: 19 Plex Pass
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    Thanks everyone for all the responses, and I look forward to the playlist command being added (and perhaps the "Play PLEX Mix" command as well).

    Have a great night

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  • ericberganericbergan Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    I'm very interested in playlist support, as well.

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Members, Plex Pass Posts: 5,274 Plex Pass

    This is the list of supported commands: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/236324808

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  • MovieFan.PlexMovieFan.Plex Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 15,461 Plex Employee

    You cannot play a playlist right now. We hope to add that in the future.

  • GoorgeNdebeeGoorgeNdebee Members, Plex Pass Posts: 19 Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    Thanks everyone for all the responses, and I look forward to the playlist command being added (and perhaps the "Play PLEX Mix" command as well).

    Have a great night

  • mbrantonmbranton Members Posts: 1

    i agree, supporting playlists would be very very useful. let's hope it is added soon!

  • dannyv45dannyv45 Members Posts: 386 ✭✭✭

    Playlist will be especially useful for TV series playback.

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  • rosscarlsonrosscarlson Members, Plex Pass Posts: 20 Plex Pass

    +1 for another who would love that integration. I'm only using Spotify as I can play it's playlists via Alexa/Echo - if I could do that via Plex I'd ditch Spotify (have all the same music in Plex already)

  • GraveltonGravelton Members, Plex Pass Posts: 5 Plex Pass

    Definitely add another for the Playlist functionality. But I am liking the Alexa integration, just takes some practice to get what it can do and how to get it to do it.

  • BigWheelBigWheel Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 9,763 Plex Employee

    it's being worked on. No ETA though

    Logs > https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201869908-Log-Files
  • antarcticanantarctican Members Posts: 1

    I'd love to see this feature as well, it'd be very handy for playing music that for whatever reason Alexa/Plex can't make out the artist name, or for organizing things by music type ("Alexa, ask plex to play classical")

    But, umm, you might want to tell the marketing folks to update the website because they're already claiming the feature exists, there's current this line:

    "Now you can run your home theater or play your favorite playlists, simply by talking."

    One the plex.tv site:

    https://www.plex.tv/apps/streaming-devices/amazon-alexa/

  • BigWheelBigWheel Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 9,763 Plex Employee

    @antarctican said:
    But, umm, you might want to tell the marketing folks to update the website because they're already claiming the feature exists, there's current this line:

    "Now you can run your home theater or play your favorite playlists, simply by talking."

    One the plex.tv site:

    https://www.plex.tv/apps/streaming-devices/amazon-alexa/

    thanks i've let the marketing folks know

    Logs > https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201869908-Log-Files
  • sannesfamilysannesfamily Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    Ugh. I just ordered the Echo Dot yesterday thinking that it would let me control a playlist.

    I hope the feature becomes available soon!

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