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Feb 15, 2017

Alexa Skill??

Still no word on this Bose??

 

It is early 2017 and we have had no update on this feature since you anounced it 5 months ago...

 

If your struggling, this guy has done all the work for you

GitHub Alexa Skill

 

 

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Re: Alexa Skill??

THANK YOU MATTIUS!

I will check this out.

 

 

Hello Mr. Bose,

 

if sonos is faster than you, i am going to sell all my bose products, Also in my company.

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Re: Alexa Skill??

Its a pain in the ass to setup as you have to have a local server running, although im trying to get my Synology to run the local server.

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Re: Alexa Skill??

I managed to get my Bose going with Alexa and IFTTT - it took me about an hour. 

 

Can't do certain things though, like change volume incrementally or select a preset, because of the silly way their API is written. But at least I can play/pause and 'play everywhere' (useful since they broke the 'Play All' button in the recent software update).

 

They announced Alexa suport 7 MONTHS AGO. 7 months have passed, and it took me an hour. **bleep** is their problem?

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Re: Alexa Skill??

They can't even get a play button working in the app's, we've not got much hope in them getting the alexa skill working...

 

In another thread, it was mentioned it had been pushed back to Q2 2017.

 

It does amuse me, why anounce things you cannot deliver? why is there no update on the status of this?

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Re: Alexa Skill??

Careful mattius, your asking or another pointer to the Sept announcement!

We are in the middle of Q2, 2017.  this could be pushed back further.

The view counter on the Alexa skill announcement is spinning like a clock, over 30,000 views so obviously no one else is interested other that you and me.

 

I suspect the Bose company is upside-down and the moderators have almost no influence on the software work load. Too bad....

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Re: Alexa Skill??

Purchased Soundtouch because I thought it was compatible with Alexa.. severely disappointed!

 

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May 19, 2017

Re: Alexa Skill??

Hi Guys,

 

I'm new here but also very disappointed because of lack of Alexa skill. BOSE - will you keep your word?

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Re: Alexa Skill??

Is there any new info on this? Is May 2017. We're waiting on this feature.

 

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Re: Alexa Skill??

Hi atlankford, 

 

No new information just yet. As soon as something becomes available, we will share. 

 

Thank you