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Would like to control Alexa from out by the pool

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Re: Would like to control Alexa from out by the pool
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2018, 01:18:53 am »
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I have a killer system on my grounds and use my Echo connected via a Bluetooth Transceiver as the interface to connect to the main preamp. Then I use a tablet that has the Alexa app and/or Amazon Music Unlimited (like this one better) on it and it connects to the house WiFi. I tell the app to connect to the Echo as the play through device and as long as I have good WiFi, which I do, I have Alexa and Amazon Music playback from anywhere INCLUDING volume control. OF WHICH I have seen many videos online where the device not controlling the Echo volume is being said to be a bad thing. I don't think so. I set the Echo at a level which usually gives me more over all volume capability than if there was only the one controlling all. Last Summer I noticed that I hadn't use iTunes on the main computer at all. Although I have a lot of great tunes on it, the new ones off of the Echo made me forget them . . .
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then play your itunes music using the echo.   there are two ways that I know of to play them.  using plex and mymedia.  I think mymedia has the easiest setup. 

https://support.plex.tv/articles/115000320808-getting-started-with-alexa-voice-control/
https://www.mymediaalexa.com/

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Re: Would like to control Alexa from out by the pool
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 05:30:59 pm »
k9kids: 
Talk about thinking outside the box!  Great idea!  Thank you!