Does Alexa Understand "Playlist" Commands?

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#1

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


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#5

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


#6

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


#7

Playlist will be especially useful for TV series playback.


#8

+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)


#9

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.


#10

it's being worked on. No ETA though


#11

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/


#12

@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


#13

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

I hope the feature becomes available soon!


#14

Hey! I just went to the website of commands https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/236324808 and there is a Playlist Section of commands....can't wait to try it out!


#15

+1

This feature would bring my Alexa/Plex integration to a whole new level.