Last updated on January 6th, 2023 at 08:30 pm
A media server that allows you to stream audio files (e.g. music and audiobooks) that are stored on your NAS server to Alexa enabled devices such as Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot, using voice control.
IMPORTANT: MyMediaForAlexa requires a paid subscription after a 7 day trial period, please check out the prices located here before you go ahead with your install. You will also have to link MyMediaForAlexa to your Amazon account as well as link it to the skill.No sponsored links
Before we start, please ensure you have Docker installed. This can be installed through the Synology Package Center.
Create the Docker Folder
Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it mymediaforalexa. (see demonstration)
Create the Scheduled Task
We will now head into Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Scheduled Task and click User-defined script. (see demonstration)
Configure the Scheduled Task
In the window that appears, insert the following:
In the General tab, In the Task field, enter MyMediaForAlexa. From the User list, select root. Uncheck the Enabled option.
In the Schedule tab, Select Run on the following date (make sure It’s today’s date). Now select Do not repeat.
In the Task Settings tab, under Notification, You can choose to turn this on, otherwise skip this. Now copy-paste the following code into the Run command area. Now click OK.
docker run -d \ --name=mymediaforalexa \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/London \ -p 52050:52050/ \ -p 52051:52051/ \ -v /volume1/docker/mymediaforalexa:/config \ -v /volume1/data/media/audiobooks:/downloads \ --restart unless-stopped \ bizmodeller/mymediaforalexa
Important: Make sure you change the Directory paths to match your own. You will also need to ensure you update the PUID, PGID values.
Accept the warning prompt
When the below warning appears, press OK.
Run the Scheduled Task
From the list of tasks, select MyMediaForAlexa. From the top menu, press Run.
When prompted to run, press Yes.
MyMediaForAlexa is Installed
MyMediaForAlexa has now finished installing. Give it a few seconds/minutes to appear in your Docker list.
You can now access the container using http://synologyip:52051.
When you first visit the link and click next, this is when you will authorise the app with your Amazon account. You will also need to download the Alexa skill from the skills section on your Alexa app. Search ‘My Media’
Docker Compose and Portainer
version: '3.3' services: mymediaforalexa: container_name: mymediaforalexa environment: - PUID=1026 - PGID=100 - TZ=Europe/London ports: - '52050:52050/' - '52051:52051/' volumes: - '/volume1/docker/mymediaforalexa:/config' - '/volume1/data/media/audiobooks:/downloads' restart: unless-stopped image: bizmodeller/mymediaforalexa
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