CasaTunes now talking to Amazon Alexa voice service
This integration will be available on both CasaTunes and the DIY musicBox six music servers, allowing home owners to use voice commands to control volume, muting, turning rooms on and off, sharing music in the home and playing music.
The CasaTunes Skill for Alexa includes support for all transport commands, including play, pause, next track, previous track, shuffle and repeat.
Alexa will submit voice commands to CasaTunes and the music will begin to play in the appropriate room or room group. One or more Amazon Echo, Tap and Dot devices located in different rooms throughout the same home can be used to control CasaTunes or musicBox six multi-room audio systems. CasaTunes’ intelligent design means that once a room is associated with an Amazon device, the room name no longer needs to be included with each command.
“At CasaTunes, we have been working on providing a robust voice control solution, based on the Alexa voice service, to existing and prospective CasaTunes and musicBox six homeowners,” said CasaTunes president David Krinker.
The Alexa Skill for CasaTunes and the musicBox six is currently in Beta and ships later this month. It is a free upgrade for all existing CasaTunes and musicBox six systems.