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Control CasaTunes using your voice

Alexa is the name of Amazon’s cloud based voice service, and is used to power many voice-enabled products, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Look and the recently introduced Show devices.

CasaTunes has developed an Alexa Skill which can be used with various Alexa enabled products to control CasaTunes using your voice.

For CasaTunes specific control, we recommend purchasing an Echo Dot for each room where you would like to control CasaTunes using your voice. The Echo Dot provides all the capabilities required by CasaTunes, and is reasonably priced.

CasaTunes and Amazon Echo Dot. The perfect companions.

Commands


CasaTunes supports using multiple Alexa-enabled devices to control CasaTunes in your home. Using the CasaTunes skill for Alexa, you can assign an Alexa device to a specific CasaTunes room. Once you have assigned a room to a device, it is no longer necessary to specify the room name in each command, as it will by default, apply the command to the assigned room. For example, if you assigned an Alexa device to the Living Room, you can power on the Living Room by issuing the following commands:

Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on the Living Room
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on

The latter voice command takes advantage of you having assigned the Alexa device to the Living Room.

The CasaTunes Skill for Alexa provides a comprehensive list of commands you can use to control CasaTunes. These commands include:

  • Selecting music - Select songs, albums, artists, playlists and stations
  • Asking Alexa what’s playing
  • Controlling rooms - powering rooms on/off, muting and unmuting, selecting a source for a room, listing rooms and sources, etc.
  • Controlling where to play your music in your home - Using move, share and join music
  • Controlling playback - Play, pause, next and previous track, shuffle and repeat
  • Sleeping and waking up to music

 

Example Commands

 

  • Alexa, tell kasa tunes to select Living Room (assigns the Alexa device to the Living Room)
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power off all rooms
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to select source number 2
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to move music to Master Bedroom
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to share music with Master Bedroom
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to set alarm for 8:00 am
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to sleep in 10 minutes
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes what is playing
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play album Duets by Tony Bennett
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play songs by Tony Bennett
  • Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play playlist Easy Listening

 

For a complete list of available commands please refer to the following Alexa Tech Note

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