Stream your local media via Amazon Alexa

Now you don't have to upload your private media collection to the cloud just to have Alexa voice control your music collection.

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About

About


My Media for Alexa installs a tiny media server on your computer that integrates with the ease and power of Amazon Alexa to give you voice control over your media collection. My Media lets you stream your music collection to your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot without having to upload all your music collection to the Cloud. This keeps your music under your control. Read More...

Local Media Files

Your media library stays local but become accessible to Alexa. No need to upload all your files to Amazon Music.

Voice Control

Ask Alexa to play your home music collection by artist, album, genre or even iTunes playlists.

Multiple Accounts

Link multiple Amazon accounts to your My Media server so different Alexa devices in the same home can access your media.

iTunes Compatible

My Media works with standalone media files but can also integrate with iTunes if installed to allow Alexa voice control access to your iTunes playlists.

Features

Features


My Media for Alexa lets you ask Alexa devices, such as Amazon Echo and the Amazon Dot, to play music from your existing home media library. After installing our app on your computer, My Media will index your media and let Alexa respond to commands such as

"Alexa, ask My Media to play music by Ed Sheeran"


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Windows Service / Mac Background Daemon

My Media for Alexa runs as a Windows Service or Mac background daemon so your media is available to Alexa as soon as your computer boots

Watch Folders

Select multiple media folders for My Media for Alexa to watch. Any media within these folders will be indexed and available for playback through Alexa

iTunes Library and Playlist Support

If you run iTunes, My Media for Alexa allows your iTunes library and its playlists to be played via Alexa devices. For example: "Alexa, ask My Media to play my Jazz iTunes playlist". If you don't use iTunes, My Media will also index your M3U / PLS playlists.

Download

Download


Try it now, by downloading the My Media server app now. Once installed, the My Media server will integrate with Alexa to enable your local media files to be indexed and played through Alexa voice commands. Read More..



Download for Windows (v1.3.43.0)

Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server Essentials 2012, Windows Server Essentials 2016

Download for macOS / Mac OS X (v1.3.43.0)

macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan

Pricing

Pricing


70% Cheaper than Amazon Music

Why pay over three times as much to upload your music to Amazon when you can keep your own local music library?

No media upload time

Your music stays on your home computer so no lengthy wait for your music to upload to the Cloud.

Flexible Subscriptions

Flexible subscriptions let you buy the plan that's right for you - from single media servers to multiple media servers with advanced family sharing options.

Voice Commands

Voice Commands


My Media for Amazon Alexa lets you ask Alexa to play your local music collection through voice commands. See below for examples of the types of voice command you can use.

Alexa, ask My Media to play music by Jessica Morris

... will play all music in your collection by Jessica Morris

Alexa, ask My Media to play music from the album 'Through the Valley'

... will find the album 'Through the Valley' in your collection and play it

Alexa, ask My Media to play some Classical music

... will search your home music library for any music with the Genre 'Classical'

Alexa, ask My Media to play my 'Recently Added' iTunes playlist

... will search iTunes for your 'Recently Added' playlist and stream the music to your Alexa device

Alexa, ask My Media to turn loop mode on/off

Alexa, ask My Media to turn shuffle mode on

Alexa, ask My Media to turn shuffle mode on

Compatibility

Compatibility


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Amazon Echo

First and second generation
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Amazon Echo Dot

First and second generation
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Amazon Echo Show

First generation
Please note that the Sonos One does not currently support all the Alexa APIs required to run My Media for Alexa. As soon as Sonos improves support for the Audio Player API within the One then we will endeavour to ensure My Media for Alexa supports it.
FAQ

FAQ


What is My Media for Alexa?

My Media for Alexa allows you to stream your home music library from your computer to an Amazon Alexa device, eg an Alexa Echo or Alexa Dot.

How do enable the My Media for Alexa skill?

1. Use the Alexa companion app on your tablet or the web app at https://alexa.amazon.com to add the My Media skill to your Amazon account. You will be asked to link the skill to your Amazon account

2. Download and install the My Media Server application onto your Windows or Mac computer. A browser will open after installation opening the My Media for Alexa Web Console

3. Complete configuration of the My Media Server application by following the instructions within the app to link it with the same Amazon account you used in step [1]

4. Add some music to your My Media Server application by choosing the Watch Folder menu and selecting some folders on your computer that contain your media

5. Ask Alexa to play your music, by saying "Alexa, ask My Media to play the album My Favourite Album"

When I ask Alexa to play music from My Media, there is just silence

There can be several reason for this

1. Your Alexa device must on the same network as the computer running the My Media server software. If this is not the case, please go to the Settings menu and choose one of the options to allow your media to be streamed via the Internet

2. If your computer is running a software firewall, then you must have a rule configured to allow inbound TCP network connections on port 52050. The My Media for Alexa installation program will automatically create this rule for the standard Windows Firewall however if you are using any third party firewall or host intruson protection software then please check the software's instructions on how to create a similar firewall rule.

3. If your computer has multiple network connections, then please check that My Media has automatically picked the IP address that's in the same network as the Alexa device. You can do this on the Settings page. If it has not, you can override this IP address - this must be the IP address of the computer running the My Media server

4. The Sonos One does not currently support all the Audio Player API interfaces that My Media for Alexa requires; we hope that Sonos resolves this in a future software update.

5. Alexa streams your music from your music library therefore your computer must be on whilst you play your music. This also means your computer must not be sleeping or hibernated.

What music formats does My Media for Alexa support?

My Media for Alexa supports MP3 and M4A music files. You can optionally enable support for lossless FLAC files in the Settings page, however, please note that this is experimental as FLAC is not supported as a media format by Amazon on their devices.

The My Media Web Console doesn't launch after install?

To manually open the My Media Web Console, open a Chrome or Firefox web browser and enter the URL http://localhost:52051

Do my media files stay local or are they streamed via the internet?

By default, My Media for Alexa is configured to stream locally across your local wifi or Ethernet network. This means that your Alexa device and My Media server must be on the same routable network. If this is not the case, you have the option of either opening up your internet firewall to My Media traffic or to allow your media to be proxied via our Cloud servers so that Alexa devices outside of your local network can access the media. Please see the 'Settings' menu for further information and to set this up.

Contact Us

Contact Us


phone: +44 (0) 845 576 0027

support@mymediaalexa.com

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