I would like to add my cloud ex2 ultra to amazon Alexa to play music directly from the the drive thru an Alexa device. Alexa has a My Cloud skill but it seems to be a different log in than the my cloud app for the iPhone or the settings to the drive so I created an account with that and it asks me to add my drive and to enter a 9 digit code that could be found on my quick start guide
I have Alexa accessing my My Cloud through Plex Server installed on my NAS. With Alexa I can ask Plex to play music and videos from My NAS. The skill I have enabled at Amazon is an Amazon-created skill for Plex ((not for a My Cloud app).
You need to research Amazon and Plex sites on how to set then up and working together. I do not remember all the many steps of how to do this. You first need a free Plex account set up and working, then deal with Alexa afterward
Thanks for your reply. I do have the Plex skill enabled and I use it on my amazon echo devices and it works about 90% of the time. But the issue I’m having now is that Plex won’t work on my Alexa enabled Bose soundbar 700. I’m not sure what’s the issue there. So I wanted to try an alternative.
I play my music to a Dot whose audio out goes to my stereo. If you can do that it should work fine.
Yes that has been the most reliable set up I have that in other rooms but I recently purchased the Bose sound bar with sub which cost $1500 and has Alexa built in I just wanted to take advantage of the streamed line and simplified set up of the Bose system. I believe it may be an issue with the Bose hopefully a firmware updates takes care of the issue. The Alexa mic on the Bose is far superior to that in any of my echo devices so I would like to stick to it.
I wanted to see what other options others have used to work similar to Plex and I was thinking that the my cloud skill would work
If the Bose has an internal amp or BT input try porting a Dot’s BT or line out into it. I can also use app on an iphone./ipad’s either BT or headphone out to feed music from my NAS into a BT speaker or stereo amp.
@tashrocca The Alexa Skill that you mention is supported on My Cloud Home and not the My Cloud EX2. (Different product line)