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RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-21

(2018-04-20, 22:14)Smoky M Wrote: HI,

I would love to be added to the beta test of this skill, but cannot send PM to you for some reason.  What can I do?
You can PM me on reddit. There are no restrictions there


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-21

Is at least someone able to link the skill? Because I've found that multiple other skills have/had this problem, but didn't find actual solution for it.
Authentication part of the server hasn't changed since I've released it, so it has to be something on Amazon side, but I can't figure out what it is.


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - josh4trunks - 2018-04-21

I just built a smart home skill yesterday, and home some trouble with linking but ot it working after following the directions here. https://github.com/alexa/alexa-smarthome/wiki/Build-a-Working-Smart-Home-Skill-in-15-Minutes#configure-skill
I wonder if any of those settings have changed lately, you may want to go through them and just double check.


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-21

(2018-04-21, 08:36)josh4trunks Wrote: I just built a smart home skill yesterday, and home some trouble with linking but ot it working after following the directions here. https://github.com/alexa/alexa-smarthome/wiki/Build-a-Working-Smart-Home-Skill-in-15-Minutes#configure-skill
I wonder if any of those settings have changed lately, you may want to go through them and just double check.
https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-authorization.html
They've started sending message to Lambda after account linking (which they weren't before), and I wasn't handling it properly.
I've deployed a new version, which I hope should be working now.


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - josh4trunks - 2018-04-21

I just tested it and linking seemed to work.


But... "Sorry, we could not find any devices to link."
I am not sure if I am doing something wrong


I got it working after re-linking. Maybe it was because my Kodi instance was off at the time!


Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-21

(2018-04-21, 08:53)josh4trunks Wrote: I just tested it and linking seemed to work.


But... "Sorry, we could not find any devices to link."
I am not sure if I am doing something wrong


And is your Kodi up and is the Addon connected?


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - josh4trunks - 2018-04-21

(2018-04-21, 09:00)tkislan Wrote:
(2018-04-21, 08:53)josh4trunks Wrote: I just tested it and linking seemed to work.


But... "Sorry, we could not find any devices to link."
I am not sure if I am doing something wrong


And is your Kodi up and is the Addon connected?  
Yes, it is all working now.

I did notice something that may be beneficial to people with CEC capabilities.
When I ask Alexa to increase/decrease volume it only changes Kodi's setting and not the reciever's volume. I assume this is because you are setting volume with (SetVolume, volume=integer). If you use (SetVolume, volume=increase/decrease) those commands do get passed though to the receiver/TV.

Though, I think this only increases one step at a time which is not very friendly using voice. Ideally, (SetVolume, volume=integer) would passthrough as well, but this has not been implemented in Kodi's API yet.


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - shukerr - 2018-04-22

Thanks for the help! My skill is now enabled and linked to my kodiconnect account. My Alexa now sees the kodiconnect device under the smart home section.

However, when I issue any voice commands Alexa gives a reply that I have no music services. This happens even when I add "on device xyz" to the end of the command. Any ideas?

I'm in the UK, could this mean the kodiconnect add on hasn't connected to the kodiconnect website?


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-22

(2018-04-22, 20:23)shukerr Wrote: Thanks for the help! My skill is now enabled and linked to my kodiconnect account. My Alexa now sees the kodiconnect device under the smart home section.

However, when I issue any voice commands Alexa gives a reply that I have no music services. This happens even when I add "on device xyz" to the end of the command. Any ideas?

I'm in the UK, could this mean the kodiconnect add on hasn't connected to the kodiconnect website?
Are you trying to play some music?
On Kodi you can see a notification, when addon connects to the server.
Also, if the addon is not connected, Alexa actually says, that the device is unreachable or not responding.


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - havlc2u - 2018-04-23

So following the steps at https://github.com/kodi-connect/kodi-alexa-video/blob/master/tutorial/readme.md
I'm not seeing the kodi video show up inorder to link the account anyone know why?


Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-23

(2018-04-23, 04:12)havlc2u Wrote: So following the steps at https://github.com/kodi-connect/kodi-alexa-video/blob/master/tutorial/readme.md
I'm not seeing the kodi video show up inorder to link the account anyone know why?


Did you PM me to add you to the list of beta testers?


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - melons2 - 2018-04-23

You added me several moths ago and I discovered it wasn't working today and so I went through the 3 stepup steps to get it going. The third step was to login into my Alexa page at Amazon and click on "KODI Video"...........but it is not there. In KODI all I get is "connect ---- disconnect"
What am I doing wrong?


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - havlc2u - 2018-04-24

(2018-04-23, 08:05)tkislan Wrote:
(2018-04-23, 04:12)havlc2u Wrote: So following the steps at https://github.com/kodi-connect/kodi-alexa-video/blob/master/tutorial/readme.md
I'm not seeing the kodi video show up inorder to link the account anyone know why?


Did you PM me to add you to the list of beta testers? 
It won't let me message you. I kind of went through this awhile back


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-24

(2018-04-24, 03:18)havlc2u Wrote:
(2018-04-23, 08:05)tkislan Wrote:
(2018-04-23, 04:12)havlc2u Wrote: So following the steps at https://github.com/kodi-connect/kodi-alexa-video/blob/master/tutorial/readme.md
I'm not seeing the kodi video show up inorder to link the account anyone know why?


Did you PM me to add you to the list of beta testers?  
It won't let me message you. I kind of went through this awhile back 
You can PM me on reddit then. There are no restrictions there.
It's possible, that after starting a new Beta round, I will have to remove and add you again.


RE: Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi - tkislan - 2018-04-24

(2018-04-23, 23:49)melons2 Wrote: You added me several moths ago and I discovered it wasn't working today and so I went through the 3 stepup steps to get it going. The third step was to login into my Alexa page at Amazon and click on "KODI Video"...........but it is not there. In KODI all I get is "connect ---- disconnect"
What am I doing wrong?
I've re-added the email you have PMed me. Can you try now?


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