Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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I see that we can cast MM5 to Google Home devices. Are there any plans to add the ability to cast to Echo devices? Sorry if this was asked before. I searched, but didn't find any reference to this.
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa?

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Hi,
When you try to cast in MM5 what do you get? Any other app that can cast to Echo/Alexa?
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa?

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When I hit cast, I only see my Google Home mini. Obviously, Spotify allows for casting to my echo. That's the only other music service that I use. I just wondered why my Google Home mini shows, but not the Echo.
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa?

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Chondog wrote: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:34 am I just wondered why my Google Home mini shows, but not the Echo.
Obviously because Echo uses the "Alexa Cast" protocol (that is not supported by MM), while Google Home uses "Google Cast" protocol.

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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Excellent. Thanks for working on it.
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Curious if there has been any further progress on using Alexa and MM to stream music to the Alexa devices? (Dot, echo, whatever...)
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Hi,
Can you please try latest version from https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 86639&sd=d as we have added several enhancements for casting to Audio only devices.
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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I've downloaded the latest version of MM5 Beta and it seems the only available option to cast is to "play to internal player". I have no other options. Is there a method to opening up more casting options?
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Hi,
MM4 supports only UPnP, DLNA renderers
MM5 supports UPnP, DLNA and Google Cast (devices like Chromecast, Google Home etc.), other casting protocols are not implemented yet (and are planned for 5.1)
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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So - almost one year has passed after the prior comments on this topic, any update on casting to Alexa/Echo devises? Thanks!
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Ludek wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:07 pmother casting protocols are not implemented yet (and are planned for 5.1)
MediaMonkey 5.0 hasn't been released yet (they're getting close), so MediaMonkey 5.1 is still a long ways away.
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Is the latest MM5 (5.0.4.2655) already capable of streaming to an Amazon Echo Dot gen 5?

Ate least the casting icon on the bottom of MM does not reveal any appropriate target, while others, like some Sonos devices do.

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Zonky wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:15 am Is the latest MM5 (5.0.4.2655) already capable of streaming to an Amazon Echo Dot gen 5?
Amazon devices do not support chromecast, but their proprietary format https://smarthomestarter.com/does-alexa ... hromecast/ so some devices support both formats some do not. Investigation the requirements for Amazon protocols is on our To-Do.
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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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When I start the Spotify app on android I can chose on which Amazon device I want to stream on.
Till now I have not tested to connect the phone via Bluetooth with an Amazon device I want to stream on. But I think this will work. But then I have to do the connect each time. That's not practible.
So are there plans to stream from the mm GUI direct to a spot or other Amazon device?

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Re: Plans for casting to Echo/Alexa? [#15517]

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Hi,
Not yet as explained it is scheduled for revising to implementation MM 5.1 https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 98#p465198
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