Our non-affiliated MediaServer skill controls all aspects of the venerable Logitech Media Server (LMS), from basic
transport commands like play/pause/next plus changing the volume, to requesting specific songs and albums by artist and title or genre. It also
to set up and control multi-room groups using just your voice. Moving to another room? With the follow me command you can transfer the
playlist to other player(s) as you move about. You can even stream audio from LMS for playback on an Echo device in rooms without a
Squeezebox player — any required transcoding of audio formats not natively supported by the Echo is handled automatically by LMS. During
streaming, your Echo appears as a normal Squeezebox player in the LMS GUI so you can control it via e.g. iPeng or Material too !
no plugin to install and your LMS instance is protected to today's highest standard of internet security.
As you get used to the Voice User Experience, you'll want to employ it in all aspects of your life — so too with selecting
the music you listen to. The original Squeezebox pioneered wide-scale streaming of audio from your own server so you no longer had to handle
LPs or CDs to change the playlist. Now, our Alexa skill frees you from having to select LMS music by App or in a browser. Controlling everything
using just your voice makes for a truly hands-free listening experience !
The MediaServer skill is free to enable and use for transport and audio related commands such as changing the
"what song is this?", commanding "skip ahead 2 minutes", or requesting "go to track 5".
To access premium commands for playing specific album/track/genre choices, a monthly subscription is available via In-Skill Purchase (ISP). It's free to evaluate for 7 days for first-time subscribers, thereafter costing $2.99 or £2.99 (ex. taxes) per month. There's no minimum contract and you can cancel at any time using just your voice. For much less than the cost of a subscription to e.g. Spotify, you can enjoy audio streaming from your own locally-stored music with no device-limits. Just enable the skill and say "Get me a subscription" to enjoy LMS streaming to your Echos plus full voice control of all your Squeezeboxes !
MediaServer has a free sister-skill called LMS-lite that uses exactly the same account-linking and setup process to add all your players to the Alexa app as smart home devices. From there, you can add your players to room-groups and to routines to do clever things like switch them on/off together with your amplifier, control them in scenes, or add them to your Goodnight routine. This also provides invocation-name free access to the most popular control commands. Install both skills for the ultimate LMS voice-control experience !