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Amazon Echo Discussion / Voice commands to control tv mount
« Last post by Hornnumb2 on April 06, 2024, 01:18:40 am »
I have a rf powered tv mount that raises and lowers and ordered a BroadLink rmpro to use as a gateway but I canít get Alexa to control it. The BroadLink app works fine but when Alexa is told she doesnít know what to do. BroadLink skill is enabled and linked. Any suggestions or is there a better unit that would work? Thanks Michael
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on April 02, 2024, 05:32:58 am »
So if there is no cloud repository created with my library, my computer would have to be always running to give alexa  access to the library?
In that case to have the library on my NAS which is running 24/7 and is always accessible from anywhere would be much more practical.
Any idea how this could be done?

you can use any external usb drive or nas drive that is connected to the router for the cloud   or you can upload it to ibroadcast, which is free, install their alexa skill and use it as a media server.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 01, 2024, 09:27:50 pm »
So if there is no cloud repository created with my library, my computer would have to be always running to give alexa  access to the library?
In that case to have the library on my NAS which is running 24/7 and is always accessible from anywhere would be much more practical.
Any idea how this could be done?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on April 01, 2024, 04:41:39 pm »
I am still learning features that I never Knew about. THX
So in this context of a car stereo enabled alexa, I could ask for a particular song on my thumb drive if I link to the alexa session with My Media skill?

mymedia is a skill that connects a local media cloud storage to alexa.   You will need to install mymedia for alexa, pay the subscription fee (last I look it was 5.50 bucks a year) on your computer.  Create your library.   Once you do that, you link the skill and you can play your own media remotely and using alexa.     You do not need a thumbdrive. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 01, 2024, 04:19:41 pm »
I am still learning features that I never Knew about. THX
So in this context of a car stereo enabled alexa, I could ask for a particular song on my thumb drive if I link to the alexa session with My Media skill?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on April 01, 2024, 01:39:40 pm »
My expectation of the Alexa functionality of providing customizable music selection goes further than sourcing from some online database. The lack of enabling user stored data to be integrated into the resource pool available to service a specific request is the most obvious shortcoming. I use to avoid this by having a thumb drive attached to my car stereo with my favorable songs. The only limitation in this remains the random selection rather then the verbal control to a particular song with a disc jockey feature.

should have done your homework prior to getting it.   And instead of complaining, maybe ask if there was a way to play your own personal library on alexa and using alexa commands.    Which there is.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 01, 2024, 01:34:31 pm »
My expectation of the Alexa functionality of providing customizable music selection goes further than sourcing from some online database. The lack of enabling user stored data to be integrated into the resource pool available to service a specific request is the most obvious shortcoming. I use to avoid this by having a thumb drive attached to my car stereo with my favorable songs. The only limitation in this remains the random selection rather then the verbal control to a particular song with a disc jockey feature.
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Thank you for your response. I understand the basic issues that you mentioned. However, our research project focuses on specific aspects within Alexa (which may not be described in details here on purpose just to avoid introducing any bias in people's responses/opinions beforehand). The details will be shared in the interview itself with the goal of improving specific aspects of Alexa's voice UI. Your opinion can help us design interventions to improve Alexa's voice interaction model.

Please consider signing up for the study using the following link to discuss more: https://go.ncsu.edu/va_interface_study

Thanks!
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Given that this is an unusual post on this forum, I am commenting with hesitation to the underlying issue.
This could have been an Amazon, etc idea to supplement their own limited focus on the cultivation of a concept that has frustrated user for a long time.
Given there are 2 basic issues, language recognition as a primary mode of interaction, and understanding the request in a conceptual way.
While there is considerable progress on the language side made, the capability of interpreting the intend of the statement received is completely lacking Finesse.
There is some hope with AI to take that aspect over, whereas your project seems to be not a timely meaningful way of addressing the basic limitations we are encountering on a daily basis.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on March 20, 2024, 06:25:34 pm »
Do you have a subscription for music? Unless you have that you will not be able to completely control what Alexa will actually play. Also you may have to define the music service that Alexa by default is going to be used. So if you have a subscription for Apple music but you don't let is default to that provider, Alexa may decide to try to meet your request by offering something available for free on Amazon.

It will play if you subscribe to their music service.   Otherwise, it is a tossup as to whether or not it will eventually play.   
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