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Roomskills Musiccontrol LMS

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You probably have just installed the Alexa Skill Roomskills Musiccontrol or found us on the Internet. Here is the right place to find out, how to use Alexa voice control to control your Logitech Mediaserver or Squeezebox players via Alexa.

In oder to control the players via Alexa you first have to set up the players in Roomskills and activate the right Alexa Skill. Below you find a description how this is done. Our service is compatible with all LMS server setups like and piCorePlayer. In order to connect to Roomskills a small additional tool has to be installed ('Roomskills Local Connect').

Have fun setting it up.

  • Overview - Setup of Musiccontrol LMS

  • The 4 steps to setup Musiccontrol LMS

    The setup of Musiccontrol LMS requires the following 4 steps.

    • Registration on Roomskills and activation of the service 'Musiccontrol LMS'
    • Connecting your Logitech Mediaserver to Roomskills using Roomskills Local Connect
    • Setup of the music players in Roomskills
    • Activation of the Roomskills Alexa Skill 'Roomskills Musiccontrol'
  • Setup of Musiccontrol LMS

  • Roomskills Registration

    With the installation and connection of any of our Alexa skills a user is automatically registered in Roomskills. If you have not activated a Roomskills skill there are 2 ways to register with the Roomskills service. If you register directly and not through an Alexa skill it is important, that the email address used in the registration in Roomskills is the same email address, that will be used in Alexa later, because the identification in Roomskills is done via the email adress.

    • The easiest way to register and log into Roomskills is by using the 'Amazon Login' button on the login page (to the login page).
    • An alternative way to register and log into Roomsskills is by registering your email address and define a password to login. First you use our registration page (to the registration form). After the registration you have to confirm your given email address by clicking on a link send to you from us by email. After the link has been clicked you can log into Roomskills using the email address and password defined in the registration process.
  • Setup of the Musiccontrol Service in Roomskills

    You activate the service in Roomskills by clicking on the 'Services' area in Roomskills in the menu on the left. Then you select the service type 'Musiccontrol LMS' in the drop down menu and click on the '+' button.

    In the upcoming dialogue you give the service a name and click on 'ok' to save the service.

  • Setup of Roomskills Local Connect

    You can find a detailed description on how to install Roomskills Local Connect at "Download".

    After the installation you log into the app using your Roomskills username and password or using the Amazon Login function.

    Then you select the just created Musiccontrol LMS service in the drop down menu.

    Then you enter the configuration parameters like IP address of the LMS server, the port of the Logitech Mediaserver web page and if you did set-up a username and password you enter them as well.

    Every time a parameter is changed the configuration is tested and once everything works the service is shown as actine.

    Next we go to the Roomskills page and click on the test button again. Now the configuration page for the players should get visible and we can continue setting up the players.

  • Setup of the music players

    Now we can setup the different players in the according rooms in Roomskills. All players are setup centrally in the configuration menu of the Musiccontrol LMS service. For each player the following parameters have to be defined

    • The name of the player
    • The room for the player.
    • The percentage value by which the player volume is increased or decresed with on volume up or volume down command.

    In addition alternative names can be defined for each favorite to improve the recognition of the Alexa system for the favorites.

    That's it. We are done setting up the system and we can test it using the 'Control' area by clicking on 'Control' in the menu on the left.

    If everything works we can continue by activating the Alexa skill as decribed in the next section.

  • Setup of the Alexa skill

  • Activating the Alexa skill 'Roomskills Musiccontrol'

    As a last step, we have to activate the Alexa skill 'Roomskills Musiccontrol' in the Alexa App. First we have to find the skill in the Alexa App by using the search function under 'Skills and Games'. By clicking on 'Activate to use' we activate the skill.

    Next you have to link the skill to your Roomskills service. This is done entering the Amazon account data. It is important to use the Amazon Account with the same email address as used in Roomskills.

    After the account linking process is done, you can start using the voice commands described in the next section to control your players.

    Have fun.

  • Using voice commands to control your players

    Define a standard room and control other rooms

    Each Alexa device can be configured to control a defined room. If there is no standard room defined the skill asks you to give the standard room by just saying the name of the standard room.

    If you want to change the standard romm this can be done by saying the following voice sommand:

    Alexa, tell music control the standard room is <room name>

    After this command has been activated the standard room has changed to the new room.

    With the command

    Alexa, tell music control delete the standard room

    the standard room can be deleted as well.

    If you want to control a device in another room stan the standard room you can do so by adding a reference to the room to the voice command. With the command

    Alexa, tell music control play music in the living room

    music starts playing in the living room. You can use the following references to address devices in the respective rooms

    • ... in the office
    • ... in the living room
    • ... in the kitchen
    • ... in the family room
    • ... in the bed room
    • ... on the balcony
    • ... in the bathroom
    • ... in the extension
    • ... in the garage
    • ... in the hobby room
    • ... in the library
    • ... in my home
    • ... in the nursery
    • ... on the patio

    Turn the music on and off

    The possible commands to turn the music on or off are

    Alexa, tell music control start music

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control play music
    • Alexa, tell music control play
    • Alexa, tell music control music
    • Alexa, tell music control start

    The possible commands to turn the music off are

    Alexa, tell music control stop music

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control end the music
    • Alexa, tell music control stop
    • Alexa, tell music control music stop

    Set the volume

    The possible commands to raise the volume are

    Alexa, tell music control volume up

    an alternative command is

    • Alexa, tell music control turn the volume up

    The possible commands to reduce the volume are

    Alexa, tell music control volume down

    an alternative command is

    • Alexa, tell music control turn the volume down

    The possible commands to set the volume to a certain value are

    Alexa, tell music control set the volume to <value>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control set the volume level to <value> ein
    • Alexa, tell music control volume level to <value>
    • Alexa, tell music control volume level <value>
    • Alexa, tell music control volume <value>

    The volume can be raised multiple times by using one voice command. the possible commands are

    Alexa, tell music control volume <amount> times up

    an alternative command is

    • Alexa, tell music control turn the volume <amount> times up

    or reducing the volume multiple times is possible as well, of course

    Alexa, tell music control volume <amount> times down

    a alternative command is

    • Alexa, tell music control turn the volume <amount> times down

    Control your play list

    The possible commands to jump to the next title in your playlist are

    Alexa, tell music control next

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control next title
    • Alexa, tell music control Lied next song
    • Alexa, tell music control forward

    The possible commands to jump to the previous title in your playlist are

    Alexa, tell music control previous

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control previous title
    • Alexa, tell music control previous song
    • Alexa, tell music control backward

    The possible commands to get the length of the current playlist are

    Alexa, ask music control how long is the playlist

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, ask music control how long
    • Alexa, ask music control how many titles
    • Alexa, ask music control how many

    The possible commands to get the current position in the current playlist are

    Alexa, ask music control which position in the playlist is currently playing

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, ask music control where am i
    • Alexa, ask music control position
    • Alexa, ask music control which position
    • Alexa, ask music control which number

    The possible commands to jump to a specific position in the current playlist are

    Alexa, tell music control go to position <title number>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control number <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control position <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control go to <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control go to position <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control play number <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control play title number <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control play song number <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control play position number <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control play position <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control jump to position <title number>
    • Alexa, tell music control jump to <title number>

    Get the information what is currently playing

    The possible commands to ask Alexa what the current title is are

    Alexa, ask music control which song is this

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, ask music control which song
    • Alexa, ask music control which title

    Play a specific title

    The possible commands to play a specific title by giving the title and artist are

    Alexa, tell music control play the title <title> (by/from/by the singer/by the band/by the group) <artist/band>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control Alexa, tell music control play the song <title> (by/from/by the singer/by the band/by the group) <artist/band>
    • Alexa, tell music control Alexa, tell music control song <title> (by/from/by the singer/by the band/by the group) <artist/band>
    • Alexa, tell music control Alexa, tell music control title <title> (by/from/by the singer/by the band/by the group) <artist/band>

    The possible commands to play a specific title by giving the title name

    Alexa, tell music control play the song <title>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music song <title>
    • Alexa, tell music control play the title <title>
    • Alexa, tell music control title <title>

    The possible commands to play an album by a specific artist/group are

    Alexa, tell music control play the album <album name> (by/from/by the singer/by the group <artist/group>

    an alternative command is

    • Alexa, tell music control play the album <album name> (by/from/by the singer/by the group <artist/group>

    The possible commands to play an album with a specific name are

    Alexa, tell music control play the album <album name>

    or

    Alexa, tell music control album <album name>

    The possible commands play song by a specific artist or band

    Alexa, tell music control play music (by/from/by the singer/by the band/by the group) <artist/band>

    or

    • Alexa, tell music control play something (by/from/by the singer/by the band/by the group) <artist/band>

    Play favorites

    The possible commands to play a favorite are

    Alexa, tell music control play <favorite name>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control play the favorite <favorite name>
    • Alexa, tell music control favorite <favorite name>

    Group the players to play together

    The possible commands to group players of different rooms are

    Alexa, tell music control play music from <room name>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control follow <room name>
    • Alexa, tell music control play music from <room name>
    • Alexa, tell music control play the music from the <room name>
    • Alexa, tell music control play <room name>

    to end the grouping of the players use the commands

    Alexa, tell music control end music synchronisation

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control do not follow
    • Alexa, tell music control sync off
    • Alexa, tell music control synchronisation off
    • Alexa, tell music control music synchronisation off

    Transfer music between rooms

    To transfer the current playlist and playing position from one room to another use the following commands

    Alexa, tell music control transfer the music from <room name>

    alternative commands are

    • Alexa, tell music control transfer the music from the <room name>
    • Alexa, tell music control transfer <room name>
    • Alexa, tell music control catch <room name>
    • Alexa, tell music control catch music from <room name>
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