Plex for Alexa

release-announcements
alexa
voice-control

#1

Support for Alexa voice control has launched!


#2

FIXES:

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

#3

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


#4

NEW

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

#5

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

#6

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

#7

FIXES:

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

#8

FIXES

  • send a session id in the timelines sent to PMS

#9

FIXES

  • tracks now pre-buffer by calling the decision endpoint

#10

NEW:

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

#11

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

#12

FIXES:

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

#13

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

#14

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

#15

FIXED:

  • Fixed a case where timelines could fail to send

#16

NEW:

  • Show additional metadata in the device settings page for Alexa devices

FIXED:

  • Include the platform type on timeline requests to fix issue with 3rd party reporting tools showing blank device type

#17

NEW:

  • Support the new metadata display feature on the Echo Show and Echo Spot

FIXED:

  • In some cases a song could fail to enqueue causing playback of a play queue to prematurely end