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Alex 29db89d16d
Merge pull request #66 from adn77/master
2 months ago Updated README 2 months ago Added Volume setting via routine, and $SPEAKVOL 2 months ago Added Volume setting via routine, and $SPEAKVOL 2 months ago


control Amazon Alexa from command Line

The settings can now be controlled via environment variables.

EMAIL     - your login email
PASSWORD  - your login password
BROWSER   - the User-Agent your browser sends in the request header
LANGUAGE  - the Accept-Language your browser sends in the request header
AMAZON    - your Amazon domain
ALEXA     - the URL you would use for the Alexa Web App
CURL      - location of your cURL binary
OPTS      - any cURL options you require
TMP       - location of the temp dir
OATHTOOL  - command line for oathtool MFA
MFA_SECRET- the MFA secret
SPEAKVOL  - the volume for speak messages

You will very likely want to set the language to:

export LANGUAGE='de,en-US;q=0.7,en;q=0.3'
alexa-remote-control [-d <device>|ALL] -e <pause|play|next|prev|fwd|rwd|shuffle|repeat|vol:<0-100>> |
                    -b [list|<"AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF">] | -q | -r <"station name"|stationid> |
                    -s <trackID|'Artist' 'Album'> | -t <ASIN> | -u <seedID> | -v <queueID> |
                    -w <playlistId> | -i | -p | -P | -S | -a |  -l | -h |
                    -m <multiroom_device> [device_1 .. device_X] | -lastalexa

   -e : run command, additional SEQUENCECMDs:
        speak:'<text>',automation:'<routine name>'
   -b : connect/disconnect/list bluetooth device
   -q : query queue
   -r : play tunein radio
   -s : play library track/library album
   -t : play Prime playlist
   -u : play Prime station
   -v : play Prime historical queue
   -w : play library playlist
   -i : list imported library tracks
   -p : list purchased library tracks
   -P : list Prime playlists
   -S : list Prime stations
   -a : list available devices
   -m : delete multiroom and/or create new multiroom containing devices
   -lastalexa : print device that received the last voice command
   -l : logoff
   -h : help

There’s also a “plain” version, which lacks some functionality (-i, -p, -P, -S and no radio station names and no routines) but doesn’t require ‘jq’ for JSON processing.

In order to use MFA, one needs to obtain the MFA_SECRET from Amazon account:

  1. You should have MFA using an App already working before proceeding
  2. Add a new app
  3. When presented with the QR-code select “can’t scan code”
  4. You will be presented with the MFA shared secret, something like 1234 5678 9ABC DEFG HIJK LMNO PQRS TUVW XYZ0 1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
  5. Now you have to generate a valid response code via oathtool -b --totp "<MFA shared secret from above>" and enter that in the web form
  6. Going from here the MFA shared secret becomes the MFA_SECRET for the alexa_remote_control script Treat that MFA_SCECRET just like your password - DO NOT share it anywhere!!!

It is assumed that MFA secured accounts are less likely to get a captcha response during login - that’s why MFA might yield better results if the plain username/password didn’t work for you.