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Plex for Alexa

Chris CChris C Posts: 11,852Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

Support for Alexa voice control has launched!

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Comments

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    FIXES:

    • fixed an issue that was causing docker images to crash
    • fixed an authentication loop caused by an expired plex token

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited August 2017

    A small update went out to our Alexa service today. Servers older than version 1.5.1 are no longer supported.

    FIXES

    -fixed an issue where removing the device from your plex account would cause an authentication loop when trying to use the -skill again
    -improved media matching capabilities
    -uttering STOP would not always properly exit the skill

    NEW

    -support for shuffling and playing a playlist
    -support for shuffling an album

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited November 2017

    NEW

    • support audio playback on echo devices that support audio playback
    • pick a default server for new users

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited November 2017

    FIXED

    • some players would fail to save to the database
    • http content was not properly throwing an error when being played on Alexa
    • various cases where starting media would fail and the user would receive the "Oh no..." error
    • in certain cases audio would appear to randomly stop and move to the next track

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited November 2017

    FIXED

    • the Now Playing screen in Plex Web would erroneously show Direct Play when the PMS was transcoding
    • an invalid token will now redirect the user to link their account again

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    FIXES:

    • send timelines on a regular schedule to prevent transcodes from dying
    • use the correct access token when accessing shared servers

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited February 2

    FIXES

    • send a session id in the timelines sent to PMS

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    FIXES

    • tracks now pre-buffer by calling the decision endpoint

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    NEW:

    • fallback to relay when media playback fails due to NAT loopback

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    NEW:

    • support for artist, library, and time travel radios!
    • available in Canada, Australia, and India

    FIXED:

    • fallback to a local connection when remote connections fail due to NAT loopback
    • some cases of continue watching would throw an error response after media began playing
    • respond with a warning if a custom domain is used with the media server and has a mismatching certificate
    • slight tweaks to easter eggs
    • recently added tv doesn't fail when suggested
    • http media urls should fail and alert the user to turn on https

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited April 13

    FIXES:

    • test available remote connections before trying to connect to a server

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited April 18

    NEW:

    • fall back to unsecured local connection if both the secured remote and secured local connection have failed

    FIXES:

    • in some cases timelines would fail to send ending playback prematurely

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

  • vanstinatorvanstinator Plex Voice Control Posts: 812Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    FIXES:

    • test server connections when picking a default server during the first run experience
    • stop caching server connection info if no valid connections are found during testing

    Projects I currently develop or maintain

    Classic Forum for Plex - A forum skin that aims to replicate the classic forum experience as best as possible without taking away some of the better things about the new forum.

    PlexWink - A Plex Channel that monitors Plex and controls your smart lights based on playback.

    UASViewer - A Plex Channel for the Unsupported App Store that lets you browse channels right from Plex.

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