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Alexa Commands
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:21:21 PM »
For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to request Alexa to play music from my playlists. I have tried requesting "Alexa, play Classic Christmas Music from Amazon Prime." I have a playlist titled Classic Christmas that I have added music to. I swear I could get her to play it last year. Now she directs me to a radio station.
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 02:42:14 PM »
Interesting - I've got a playlist of Christmas music that has 1 Prime song in it & 95 personally uploaded songs. Alexa is only playing the Prime song & tells me there are no more songs in that playlist.

I found this: http://www.echotalk.org/index.php?topic=2749.0
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 03:04:19 PM »
Say "Alexa, play playlist Classic Christmas Music", or whatever the exact name of the playlist is.  It's not on Amazon Prime.  It's in your playlist.

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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 03:06:06 PM »
Say "Alexa, play playlist Classic Christmas Music", or whatever the exact name of the playlist is.  It's not on Amazon Prime.  It's in your playlist.

I get the response "I don't see the playlist Classic Christmas Music."
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 03:06:47 PM »
Say "Alexa, play playlist Classic Christmas Music", or whatever the exact name of the playlist is.  It's not on Amazon Prime.  It's in your playlist.
And only my 1 Prime song will play, not all the other songs that I personally uploaded.
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 03:10:00 PM »
I get the response "I don't see the playlist Classic Christmas Music."

Duh! It works if I request Christmas Classic instead of Classic Christmas. It helps to remember what you name your playlists.
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 03:32:45 AM »
Yep, whatever you're requesting be it playlist, album title, song title, you have to request it with the EXACT name / title.  Alexa is very persnickety about that.
 
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 04:36:41 AM »
Yep, whatever you're requesting be it playlist, album title, song title, you have to request it with the EXACT name / title.  Alexa is very persnickety about that.

I yelled at her one time and called her a name because I got so frustrated trying to play the music I wanted. She told me that wasn't very nice. I felt really bad and apologized after. I should have bought her a pony.  :-[


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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 05:35:53 AM »
I've yelled at Alexa / Echo / Amazon too.  Got the same response.  She CAN be frustrating.
 
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Re: Alexa Commands
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 12:25:08 PM »
And if Amazon happens to create a playlist with a similar name, you have to say "play MY playlist whatever"

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