Alexa Voice Control

Control the musicBox (CasaTunes) with your voice

Alexa is the name of Amazon’s cloud based voice service, and is used to power many voice-enabled products, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Look, Show and Spot devices.

CasaTunes has developed an Alexa Skill which can be used with various Alexa enabled products to allow you to control your musicBox using your voice.

For musicBox specific control, we recommend using an Echo Dot or Spot in each room where you would like to control your musicBox using your voice. The Echo Dot or Spot provides all the capabilities required by the musicBox, and is value priced.

The CasaTunes Skill for Alexa is currently only available in the US

Commands

CasaTunes Alexa Skill

The musicBox supports using multiple Alexa-enabled devices to control the musicBox in your home. Using the CasaTunes skill for Alexa, you can assign an Alexa device to a specific room. Once you have assigned a room to a device, it is no longer necessary to specify the room name in each command, as it will by default, apply the command to the assigned room. For example, once you have assigned an Alexa device to the Living Room, you can power on the Living Room by issuing either of the following commands:

Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on the Living Room

Alexa, ask kasa tunes to power on

The latter voice command takes advantage of having assigned the Alexa device to the Living Room.

The CasaTunes Skill for Alexa provides a comprehensive list of commands you can use to control the musicBox. These commands include:

  • Selecting music - Select songs, albums, artists, playlists and stations
  • Controlling rooms - powering rooms on/off, changing volume, muting and un-muting, selecting a source for a room, listing rooms and sources, etc.
  • Controlling where to play your music in your home - Using the move, share and join music commands
  • Controlling playback - Play, pause, next and previous track, shuffle and repeat
  • Sleeping and waking up to music
  • Asking Alexa what’s playing

Try out these commands with Alexa

Quick pick examples

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to select Living Room

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to to power on

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to power of all rooms

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to select source number 2

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to move music to Master Bedroom

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to share music with Master Bedroom

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to set alarm for 8:00 am

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to sleep in 10 minutes

Alexa, ask kasa tunes what is playing

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to album Duets by Tony Bennett

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to play songs by artist Tony Bennett

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to play playlist Easy Listening

Alexa, tell kasa tunes to play next playlist

For a complete list of available commands please refer to the following Alexa Tech Note

Getting Started

Requires either the musicBox 6 App for Android or iOS

To enable your CasaTunes skill on your Amazon devices, follow these steps:

  • Open the musicBox 6 App for Android or iOS and select Settings from the menu
  • Select Alexa Registration from the Settings menu options
  • The App will automatically generate an Alexa Registration code and copy it to the clipboard
  • Open the Alexa App, and select Skills from the menu options
  • Search for the CasaTunes skill and select it
  • Select ENABLE SKILL
  • You will be prompted to enter and submit a Registration code
  • Paste the code, that was automatically copied to the clipboard, and follow the instructions
  • For each Amazon device, we recommend you setup the associated CasaTunes room, if any. For example, to setup the Kitchen with the Amazon device located in the Kitchen, you would issue the following voice command:
"Alexa, ask kasa tunes to select Kitchen"