Alexa Voice Control

Control CasaTunes with your voice

Alexa is the name of Amazon’s cloud based voice service, and is used to power many voice-enabled products, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Look and Show devices.

CasaTunes has developed an Alexa Skill which can be used with various Alexa enabled products to allow you to control CasaTunes using your voice.

For CasaTunes specific control, we recommend using an Echo Dot in each room where you would like to control CasaTunes using your voice. The Echo Dot provides all the capabilities required by CasaTunes, and is value priced.

The CasaTunes Skill for Alexa is currently only available in the US

Commands

CasaTunes Alexa Skill

CasaTunes supports using multiple Alexa-enabled devices to control CasaTunes in your home. Using the CasaTunes skill for Alexa, you can assign an Alexa device to a specific CasaTunes room. Once you have assigned a room to a device, it is no longer necessary to specify the room name in each command, as it will by default, apply the command to the assigned room. For example, once you have assigned an Alexa device to the Living Room, you can power on the Living Room by issuing either of the following commands:

Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on the Living Room
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on

The latter voice command takes advantage of having assigned the Alexa device to the Living Room.

The CasaTunes Skill for Alexa provides a comprehensive list of commands you can use to control CasaTunes. These commands include:

  • Selecting music - Select songs, albums, artists, playlists and stations
  • Controlling rooms - powering rooms on/off, changing volume, muting and un-muting, selecting a source for a room, listing rooms and sources, etc.
  • Controlling where to play your music in your home - Using the move, share and join music commands
  • Controlling playback - Play, pause, next and previous track, shuffle and repeat
  • Sleeping and waking up to music
  • Asking Alexa what’s playing

Try out these commands with Alexa

Quick pick examples

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to select Living Room
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power off all rooms
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to select source number 2
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to move music to Master Bedroom
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to share music with Master Bedroom
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to set alarm for 8:00 am
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to sleep in 10 minutes
Alexa, ask kasa tunes what is playing
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play album Duets by Tony Bennett
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play songs by Tony Bennett
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play playlist Easy Listening
Alexa, ask kasa tunes to play next playlist

For a complete list of available commands please refer to the following Alexa Tech Note