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Alexa Media Voice Control on Android TV - Aberto Sonorus

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This is a new project and I would like to get feedback on it before sharing more widely. Any comments/suggestions would be great. Thanks!

Overview
Aberto Sonorus is an Android application/Alexa skill combination that allows you to perform basic launch and media control commands on your Android device through voice, no additional hardware required.

Once set up, you can use your voice to launch/close Android applications, set the device volume, or trigger play/pause/next/previous/stop commands on any application that listens for media button commands.

It can be used in combination with Alexa smart home routines. In my case, I use the command “Alexa, watch Netflix” to turn on the TV and receiver, lower the lights, turn on my NVIDIA Shield TV and launch the Netflix application on the device. I have similar commands for Amazon Video, Pandora, Plex, and others.

Features
  • Designate any launchable Android application as a target (not just media playback)
    • Set up through the companion Android application
    • Supports mobile and Android TV
    • Designate the device (e.g. “Shield”) as an additional target
  • Wake up the device and/or launch the application
    • “Alexa, turn on Shield”
    • “Alexa, turn on Netflix”
  • Set the volume on the device
    • “Alexa, volume up on Shield”
    • “Alexa, set the volume to 5 on Shield”
  • Play/pause/stop media playback
    • “Alexa, play on Shield”
    • “Alexa, pause on Shield”
    • “Alexa, stop on Shield”
  • Advance to the next/previous playback item
    • “Alexa, next on Shield”
    • “Alexa, previous on Shield”

Setup
  • Enable the Alexa skill and account link with your Amazon account: https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#skills/dp/B078W199Z3
  • Install the Android application on your target device(s): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.willblaschko.android.abertosonorus
  • Launch the application and log in with the same Amazon account
  • Assign a name for the device (e.g. “Shield”)
  • Select which applications you want to be targetable (click on the pre-filled or the plus symbol to add more)
  • Tell Alexa to find new devices (“Alexa, find new devices”)
  • Alexa should have discovered new devices, test by saying: “Alexa, turn on <Application Name>”

Additional Options
As stated above, the power for this comes by combining it with smart home routines or other automation.

If you don’t have a device with Alexa, you can use my application (or others like it) instead.

Changelog
Current version: beta 0.1 - initial testing requested from the community

Other Information
This is an independent project and is not associated with either Amazon or Google.


XDA:DevDB Information
Aberto Sonorus, App for the nVidia Shield Android TV

Contributors
will.blaschko

Version Information
Status: Beta

Created 2018-04-30
Last Updated 2018-04-29
4th July 2018, 09:46 PM |#2  
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No device found
Hi

I've got two amazon accounts. One on .com and another one one .de. I linked the german one with Alexa. Could this be the cause I don't see any device? I can' really select anything in Sonorus.

Greetz
Daniel
19th November 2018, 08:37 PM |#3  
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Hi,

I'm trying to install the app on my Sony Bravia Android TV (2015).

I managed to login with Amazon,
however, on the second screen where it says something like "Allow to login on Aberto Sonorus"
when I press the Allow button nothing happens.

It looks like the browser doesn't support whatever the web page is using (javascript or similar).
Is there any other way to setup the app on the TV?

Thanks!
27th March 2019, 02:51 PM |#4  
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MIBOX turn Off
Hi, great to be able to control google devices from amazon alexa
It works great on a MIBOX 3 android TV box, except for turn off.
"Turn Off" command brings back to main menu instead of stand by the box.
Any chance to fix this ?
8th October 2019, 01:30 PM |#5  
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HI,

Im facing the same issue, Were you able to fix it ?

Regards
Preetham

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Originally Posted by rosikkk

Hi,

I'm trying to install the app on my Sony Bravia Android TV (2015).

I managed to login with Amazon,
however, on the second screen where it says something like "Allow to login on Aberto Sonorus"
when I press the Allow button nothing happens.

It looks like the browser doesn't support whatever the web page is using (javascript or similar).
Is there any other way to setup the app on the TV?

Thanks!

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