[BCAB] Synology and Alexa

Sean Randall contact at seanrandall.me
Fri Mar 23 20:01:36 GMT 2018


Hi Andrew

According to forums, Plex for DSM is Plex server. The skill requires a plex client instance, so I think that's a no go. 

No DLNA skills either that I can find. 

interestingly, all of the Echo stuff works both in and outside my network - i.e. heating, lights etc. So I assume the lack of DLNA is deliberate because it's intranet only. 

S G



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> On 23 Mar 2018, at 19:37, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgsonfamily.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I would look at a skill that uses DNLA to access media, or get Plex installed on the Sonology.  Plex is available from the Synology app store and as it is popular they do it for all the architectures.
> 
> I have looked at both options and skills are available but not sure to what extent they work etc.
> 
> If you install Plex you probably should remove Synology's own DNLA server from the system as it could cause a port conflict.  I actually removed the Audio Station from my Synology since I don't use it, and Plex provides a lot of the features like an iOS app etc.
> 
> Andrew.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Randall <contact at seanrandall.me> 
> Sent: 23 March 2018 14:33
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: [BCAB] Synology and Alexa
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> 
> 
> Seeking expert advice please. Have had huge fun setting up my Synology NAS. Even though it's a budget entry-level model, I've been able to learn a great deal.  I now have it streaming video, audio and music to our TV, iOS and Android, and file access in Windows.
> I can ssh in to reboot or reindex specific databases, and control torrents and large file downloads via the iPhone even when at work. Everything is grand.
> 
> 
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> I come to follow the guide to setting up the alexa audio station skill, to be told it's available in the US only.  Obviously, we're a British English family.  Can anyone advise how else I can get content to play from the NAS through the echo? The audio station skill goes out onto the web - I had to jump through all sorts of SSL hoops - so happy to do that.  I don't have an x86 model, so I can't run a VM inside it, which was all I could find as an alternative.
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> Any other takers?
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> 
> Cheers,
> 
> S.
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