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JTalk Alexa Skill, voice control for MC
« on: May 03, 2024, 01:06:21 pm »

JTalk allows you to connect to your personal JRiver MC server and control playback and zones with voice commands. You can play a playlist, start play doctor, and play a particular artist, album, etc.  Note that it does not enable local playback to the Alexa device, it just controls the server.


MC 30 and up is required.

Make sure your MC server is accessible from the internet:

Install the JTalk Skill using the Alexa app on your mobile device (see GET JTALK below).

You must first link your server by using the Link Account button in the Alexa app on the JTalk skill settings page. You can then issue voice commands like the sample dialog below. Voice commands will work on any Alexa device using the same Amazon account used for setup.

"ask j talk what's playing"
"ask j talk for help"
"ask j talk to play playlist random songs"
"ask j talk next"
"ask j talk pause"


The session is closed after each command is processed. Therefore, it is recommended that you issue all commands starting with "ask j talk..." such as "ask j talk what is playing".


set volume to [3]
what's playing
list zones
set zone to [player]
play playlist [random songs]
start play doctor with [marley]
play artist [louis armstrong]
play album [frontiers]

You can also append desired zone and playback options to most commands:

play playlist [random songs] on zone [player]
play playlist [random songs] with options [shuffle]
play playlist [random songs] on zone [player] with options [add]

Complete Command Reference


You can search for JTalk in the skills section of the Alexa app or visit the JTalk Skill page (may not redirect for other languages).

Available in:
  • English (US, UK, Australia, Canada, India)
  • German
  • French (France, Canada)
  • Italian
-Craig    MO 4Media remote and player:  Android/TV/Auto | iOS | Windows 10/UWP
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