Amazon Alexa on MusicCast

During spring 2018, MusicCast products will receive a free firmware update enabling control using Amazon's Alexa voice service.

An Alexa skill adding support for MusicCast commands will be made available for Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV.

These updates will unleash an exciting new way to control your MusicCast system.

More Ways to Take Control, Hands-Free

MusicCast skill goes beyond the basics, giving you enhanced control of unique MusicCast functions with custom commands.

  MusicCast skill
Power on/off “Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn on the Kitchen.”
“Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn off all rooms.”
Volume up/down “Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn volume up in the Kitchen.”
“Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn the group volume down in the Kitchen”
Volume settings “Alexa, ask MusicCast to set volume to 30 in the Kitchen.”
“Alexa, ask MusicCast to set group volume to 30 in the Kitchen.”
Play/Pause/Stop “Alexa, ask MusicCast to pause in the Kitchen.”
Next/Previous “Alexa, ask MusicCast to skip song in the Kitchen.”
Mute/Unmute “Alexa, ask MusicCast to mute the Kitchen.”
“Alexa, ask MusicCast to mute all rooms.”
Input selection “Alexa, ask MusicCast to switch input to HDMI1 in the Living Room.”
Room Linking “Alexa, ask MusicCast to link the Kitchen with the Living Room.”
“Alexa, ask MusicCast to link the Kitchen with all rooms.”
MusicCast Playlists/Favorites/Recents “Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Recents in the Kitchen.”
Disklavier Piano Controls “Alexa, ask MusicCast to play ’Angel’ on my piano.”

Control a Yamaha Disklavier Piano

Imagine “playing” a piano just by talking to it. With a Yamaha Disklavier ENSPIRE™ connected to a MusicCast system, the MusicCast skill lets you control your piano with your voice and have it play music not only in the living room, but throughout the whole home. It’s truly magical.

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