Stream music to google home on voice command

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arjan@arpalesa.nl
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Stream music to google home on voice command

Post by arjan@arpalesa.nl » Wed May 23, 2018 10:20 pm

Hi,

I've bought a google home mini. This should act as a chromecast device and the QNAP supports streaming to chromecast devices. However, I would like to make this voice activated, so I say "OK Google, play playlist 1" and then "Plalist 1" should start to play from the QNAP to the Google Home Mini.

Both Google Mini and QNAP support IFTTT, so I think I could create a IFTTT voice command trigger to the QNAP, but how would I trigger the chromecast streaming from IFTTT commands on the QNAP? I'm still new to any of these techniques, so any help would be appreciated, also if there is a better way to set this up that would be great 8)

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Re: Stream music to google home on voice command

Post by MichaelSee » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:19 pm

arjan@arpalesa.nl wrote:Hi,

I've bought a google home mini. This should act as a chromecast device and the QNAP supports streaming to chromecast devices. However, I would like to make this voice activated, so I say "OK Google, play playlist 1" and then "Plalist 1" should start to play from the QNAP to the Google Home Mini.

Both Google Mini and QNAP support IFTTT, so I think I could create a IFTTT voice command trigger to the QNAP, but how would I trigger the chromecast streaming from IFTTT commands on the QNAP? I'm still new to any of these techniques, so any help would be appreciated, also if there is a better way to set this up that would be great 8)


I am looking at the same, have you managed to get it done?

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Post by mamaplank » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:46 pm

Hi MicaelSee, sorry for my delayed response. No, I did not got this to work yet, just started a new topi viewtopic.php?f=24&t=143948&p=687679&hilit=chromecast#p687679 asking to implement the feature.

I can start music from the QNAP using IFTTT from google home, but only to start playing on local audio output, not using a chromecast device. This is possible within the Music Station so the QNAP should be able to do this.

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Post by nas19 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:58 am

Hi Mamaplank,

Could you share how to play music from QNAP using IFTTT? I would like to create playlist on QNAP iTunes server, and tell google home, "Hey google, play 'playlist1'"

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Post by filcap » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:17 am

I will soon buy a QNAP TS-251A and I want to use it also on this purpose.

On Windows it is possible to use the command line application Cast (https://www.rlatour.com/cast/index.html?cast) to cast music files to a target that can be a Google Home device.
I have an idea to create a Virtual Machine to run on my QNAP NAS, and then create and deploy a web service that executes locally the Cast command (cast -device "My Google Home" -dir "<path_to_one_of_my_music_folders>").
Then I will create an IFTTT recipe triggered by a specific sentence ("Hey Google, Play my Rock playlist") that using a Webhook will make a web request to invoke the aforementioned web service.


It should work, but I don't like very much the idea to run a Windows VM... I would prefer to use a Linux VM (to consume less resources and avoid licensing problems).
Does anybody know anything similar to the "Cast" application that works on Linux?

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Re: Stream music to google home on voice command

Post by OneCD » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:23 am

Hi and welcome to the forum. :)
filcap wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:17 am
Does anybody know anything similar to the "Cast" application that works on Linux?
Is this what you're looking for? I've not used it myself.

http://mkchromecast.com/

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Re: Stream music to google home on voice command

Post by filcap » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:52 am

Hi OneCD.
Thank you very much for your reply!
OneCD wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:23 am
Is this what you're looking for? I've not used it myself.
http://mkchromecast.com/
It looks pretty much like what I'm looking for.
I got it somehow basically working, but so far it needs some manuality that I must avoid (otherwise it is useless for my purposes...).
I will work on it and I'll post details if I can finally work it out.

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Re: Stream music to google home on voice command

Post by filcap » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:57 am

Just for reference, this is the thread I've opened on the github page of mkchromecast to better understand how to use it for such a purpose:
https://github.com/muammar/mkchromecast/issues/229

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Re: Stream music to google home on voice command

Post by pungpond » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 am

Has anyone try using "cinema28" with google home yet?

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