These days, it seems that voice assistants are everywhere. In stand-alone devices, in a/v equipment, in household appliances, cars and more. Beyond a gimmick, voice applications are evolving to a point where they are approaching usefulness.
But what about legacy technology? Squeezebox was a great platform. There's still plenty about and there's a healthy second-hand market. The LMS is still viable and supported by a great community.
The HabTunes project seeks to breath new life into older technology by integrating voice control. The first such endeavor is Alexa for Squeezebox - an Alexa skill and LMS plugin that allows you control your Squeexebox by voice.
Developed over 2 years, with over 50 testers from around the world, Alexa for Squeezebox is stable and reliable.
With https used when available, and no need for open ports locally, Alexa for Squeezebox helps keep the ner-do-wells at bay.
Comprising as standard Alexa skill and LMS plugin, it's easy to install, configfure and use.
With ongoing maintenance and feature additions, you can shape the direction and request functionality you'd like to see.
Simplicity and Flexibility.
All the hallmarks of Squeezebox - Now with added voice control.
Extensive Alpha phase is ending, with Squeezebox users from around the world contribuiting time and ideas.
With German localisation well advanced, Alexa for Squeezebox can be ported to any supported Alexa language.