Alexa sees player but doesn’t send commands

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#1

Hi,

I just started using Alexa with Plex and everything works great on the echo itself. However if I ask Alexa “Alexa Tell Plex to play X on player 1” it registers successfully but music never starts.

If I try to change my default player, the list Alexa gives me includes the player I want to control. But if I set my default player to that player, then play music it starts on the Echo.

Any ideas?


#2

I should have mentioned that the player is Plex Media Player v2.9 on windows and that the iOS remote works fine to remotely control it.


#3

I have had some mild success with this… if set my default player to ‘TV’ and then ask Alexa to play a movie or TV show, it successfully starts on the TV player. Amazing!

However if I ask Alexa to play any type of Music, it will play on the Echo not on the TV player regardless of what I do. I’ve tried asking “Alex, Tell Plex to play Adele on player 1/TV” but it results in nothing happening.

Also Play/Pause/Resume etc work locally but not on the ‘TV’ player.

Does anyone know the secret sauce phrase to use to get these commands working?


#4

Bump… any ideas on how to get music playing on another player anyone?