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#45: On this video clip, I will present you easy methods to quickly assemble an Alexa capability that performs an audio stream using the AudioPlayer Interface.


44 thoughts on “Find out how to assemble an Alexa audio streaming ability from a template – Dabble Lab #45”

  1. I've got this error :

    Skill "audio-stream-starter-alexa" has been created based on the chosen template

    & : The module 'audio-stream-starter-alexa' could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module audio-stream-starter-alexa'.

    At line:1 char:6

    + & {& 'audio-stream-starter-alexahookspost_new_hook.ps1' audio-strea …

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (audio-stream-st…st_new_hook.ps1:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotAutoLoadModule

    [Error]: Hook Scripts failed

  2. I got pass that problem, now getting this?
    Would you still like to continue execution ? Yes

    Error: spawn git ENOENT

    at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:240:19)

    at onErrorNT (internal/child_process.js:415:16)

    at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:63:19)


    any ideas?

  3. Hi Steve hope all is well. I enjoy your videos. Great job.
     I have an error issue… Im thankful in advance for your assistance. See below:

    [Error]: The local stored [skill] eTag does not match the one on the server side
    I'm attempting to reuse the templated but instead of creating a new deployment it's trying to update a skill that I have in the certification process. Thanks for your support. – Ty Young

  4. Hi Steve,

    I am able to play my radio stream by using the correct invocation name on the Alexa Device. It plays, it stops, it resumes. It works great. When I go to certify the skill, I pass the validation. I fail the functional test. The fixes it is asking do not really apply to my stream. Its a live radio stream so those functions would not be available. How can I get passed this so my submission is approved? Thanks

  5. Hi Steve, many thanks for your video are helpful. I'd like to ask you a question, there's a way to deploy a template to a determinate AWS region? I'd need to deploy to eu-west-1 but when I deploy them this is made in us.east-1? Thanks in advance

  6. Hello Steve. Alexa arrived in Italy last week and i'm trying to undestand a thing. Could i send an http command or python script and play an mp3 stored on the web to one of my Echo device without invoke it with speech request? Thank you

  7. Steve! This is an awesome video. I was able to make my first skill using this tutorial (a long with the other one you referenced). I got a question though. Is there a way to make the skill persistently reconnect to the stream if there is an interruption? Right now, every once in a while my internet connection flakes out and the skill will just silently fail and stop playing. I am trying to figure out how to make the skill automatically try to reconnect when this happens. Thanks a bunch!

  8. Hi Dabble Lab,

    Thank you so much for creating this tutorial and the supporting materials. I was able to get the audio-stream-starter skill to work on my alexa, however, when I try to update the code to my content, I run into trouble…

    Whenever I try to switch out your streaming URL for mine (https://www.iradeo.com/station/154709) it doesn't play. And whenever I switch out the audio-stream-starter name for my (relaxing-music-for-dogs) in the code, my alexa doesn't recognize the invocation.

    Then, when I switch the URL and name back to the originals, the skill works again.

    Any idea what I might be doing wrong, and how to fix it?



  9. Hello thanks for posting this video, I'm having a little problem making it to work. I have uploaded my music file on s3 bucket, made it public replaced the url in index.json, But when i invoke the skill media file couldn't play as it plays for 1 sec and restarts again. what could be wrong ?

  10. Managed to get CLI to deploy the skill and I can see it in my Lambda functions and alexa developer console, but I can't get Alexa to open the skill and play music. It tells me the skill doesn't exist. I must be missing something obvious here.

  11. This template seems ready to point to one url that is actively streaming content. However, I have about 15 urls with mp3. I'd like to get the code to move from one url to the next, perhaps utilize a shuffle function, etc. I've spent the last 2 days trying to study this and was proud to use your template to get the first mp3 to play and to modify the nearly finished command to point to the next url, but now I'm stuck with a loop on the second url (and I get why). I feel like I'm missing a big picture here. Any help?

  12. Does anyone know the proper code to change the title of the stream and add an image for those who have the Echo Show? I've been trying to do it by reading from the amazon developer site and so far no luck.

  13. Hey Steve, I'm trying to build a skill to stream our fire scanner. I followed all your instructions and have the entire back end setup and skill deployed. It was a great walkthrough! My issue is that the public feed is hosted through HTTP and not HTTPS. Is there anyway to change it that I can use HTTP?

  14. This is an excellent tutorial. Steve is totally supportive and knowledgeable. Would be great to be able to add a second sound source that can be called with the wake word. I am wondering where to plug into the code. Anybody having a suggestion, what to plug into Steve's template? And where would it go in the code?

  15. Thanks for the video Steve. The only issue I'm having is metadata such as the background image is not showing up for me on my Echo spot. I've been looking for a solution and I found one here https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/audioplayer-interface-reference.html , but I don't know exactly how to implement it (Specifically with directives). Maybe you could possibly make a video about directives or how to implement attributes such as the ones listed in the link above? Thank you, Adam.

  16. Hi Steve!

    I have been following your videos on youtube and they have been of great help to get started with alexa skills.
    I am working on a personal project where I am trying to implement a basic question-answer alexa skill where alexa should respond with a corresponding audio to the question being asked. I tried out the audio stream starter but however that uses alexa sdk and I am not able to find examples for the same. I am stuck and unable to proceed further. It would be great if you could provide some links/resources that will be helpful to deal with this.
    And what sdk should I use for the audio skill?

    Thanks a lot.

  17. Everything working great but Amazon is giving me fits trying to get a skill published. Their specific complaint: "You have used the copyrighted material within the skill's responses. Please provide documentation in the testing instructions demonstrating that you have the right to use copyrighted material. The documentation must be either a confirmation letter from the intellectual property rights holder or a copy of the applicable license. "
    Has anyone run into this before?
    They also don't like me using my LPFM radio stations call letters "WGYT" as the invoke word, but that just their crummy policy. (In radio its all about consistency with your name and Amazon is trying to bully me into changing what the public knows my station as. The name works fine in testing.)

  18. Hi steve, thank you so much for your video. It is very helpful.But am getting an error "Can't find skill.json in current working directory" When deploying the skill.Please can you tel me how to fix it?

  19. Hi Steve, question from a newbie i followed your video which is easy and informative. thank you . I have an issue my lambda function is created in US location by default is there a way to create in Ireland location(where i live) , if so where should i edit . another question for some reason i am not able to test from ASK kit(i get unsupported directive) and not able to test from echo device as well even if i invoke it using alexa play audio-stream-starter, btw i am using the same credential in aws , Can you pls help

  20. Steve, this is exactly what I needed to get started. I have one question about the feed and the delivery of content. You mention that feed requires an https url. Can the url be a local subnet URL? I run a personal shoutcast server locally. Can I merely modify your template with a 192.168.x.x address? Thanks for this video. It was valuable.

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