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Yes, as I mentioned in my previous note, I tried removing the Alexa Plex skill and adding it again. In fact I have done that several times, once after restarting the server - still didn’t work. once after restarting the router - still didn’t work, etc. etc. etc.
The trouble is, the Echo dot does not show up as a plex player when I ask Alexa what players are available. If you do not specify a player when requesting plex to play a song it defaults to the default player, which in my case is the plex chrome account. Obviously you cannot make the echo dot the default player if the echo dot does not show up in the list.
Also as I stated before, if I give it this command: "Alexa, ask plex to play on " … then Alexa responds "playing . The trouble is, nothing comes out of he speaker. I know Alexa finds the song because when I ask it to play a song that is not in my library Alexa comes back with a message that it couldn’t find the song and wants to know if she should play something else.
There is obviously something wrong with the integration with Alexa somewhere, but dammed if I can figure it out.
When I originally set up the plex server, to get the remote access to work I had to set port forwarding. Perhaps the problem has something to do with that? Here is what is displayed on plex remote access:
Fully accessible outside your network
You can access this server from signed-in Plex apps or in a browser at https://plex.tv/web.
DISABLE REMOTE ACCESS
You currently have Remote Access enabled through a manually-specified port. If you wish to disable Remote Access, you will need to remove your manual port forwarding from your router.