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Amazon Music control with HomeSeer and Node Red

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    Amazon Music control with HomeSeer and Node Red

    I created a Virtual device with Features for the various music services I use with Alexa (Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, etc.). For iHeart Radio, I added a Status for each station we usually listen to. When I press a button on the Device page, the designated Echo device will play the station selected. For Amazon music, I chose a couple of genres and artists to test. Amazon music seems choosy about genres- 70s Rock, 80s Rock, do not work. Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, etc, do work. Artists works. I don't have any playlists so not sure how to include those.

    I plan on using this with phones and possibly tablets soon. My wife prefers to choose the stations using the Alexa app on her phone as opposed to asking Alexa. We work in a noisy environment so sometimes voice control is difficult. Hope this helps others wishing to include Amazon music with Homeseer.
    I am using the Cakebaked node in Node Red. There may be other / better ways of doing this. I don't have Sonos or any music devices other than Echo devices.

    Virtual device:
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    Alexa Node:

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    Thanks Kevb While we don't use Alexa, this did spark some thoughts on setting up virtual devices for internet radio stations on our Yamaha MusicCast system.
    "if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." --Sir Isaac Newton (1675)


      Interesting.... Thanks for sharing.