Alexa Media Player

If you want to control (play, pause, send tts notification, etc..) any Amazon Alexa devices (echo, ech dot, etc…) in Home Assistant, you can do that with this custom component.

For the installation, follow the official wiki and in my opinion the best way to do that is via HACS.

To test the tts notification, go Developers ToolsServices and select the service notify.alexa_media_your_echo_dev_name; in the service field insert the following code:

{
"message":"test",
"data":{"type":"tts"}
}

If everything is fine, you should hear Alexa pronouncing the word “test” through your selected echo device.

Now you can use this service also in your automations.

  • how_to/home_assistant/alexa_media_player.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/12/16 18:59
  • by franzunix