Smart Home Speaker Guide

action.devices.types.SPEAKER - This device is a connected speaker that does not split audio into separate channels (for example, between two left and right devices).

This type indicates that the device gets the Speaker icon and some related synonyms and aliases.

Device capabilities

Refer to the corresponding trait documentation for implementation details, such as attributes and states that your service should support, and how to build EXECUTE and QUERY responses.

Required traits

These traits and commands are required, if applicable to your device.

These traits are recommended, if applicable to your device. However, you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Example device: Simple speaker

This section contains example intent payloads representing a common "Speaker" based on the device type and traits above. If you add or remove traits in your implementation, modify your responses accordingly to reflect those changes.

Sample SYNC response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "user123",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.SPEAKER",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.MediaState",
          "action.devices.traits.Volume",
          "action.devices.traits.TransportControl"
        ],
        "name": {
          "name": "Simple speaker"
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "transportControlSupportedCommands": [
            "NEXT",
            "PREVIOUS",
            "PAUSE",
            "STOP",
            "RESUME"
          ],
          "volumeMaxLevel": 11,
          "volumeCanMuteAndUnmute": true,
          "supportActivityState": true,
          "supportPlaybackState": true
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "smart-home-inc",
          "model": "hs1234",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample QUERY response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.QUERY",
      "payload": {
        "devices": [
          {
            "id": "123"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "payload": {
    "devices": {
      "123": {
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "online": true,
        "currentVolume": 10,
        "isMuted": false,
        "activityState": "ACTIVE",
        "playbackState": "PAUSED"
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample EXECUTE commands

mute

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.Volume reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654532",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mute",
                "params": {
                  "mute": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654532",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentVolume": 10,
          "isMuted": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

setVolume

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.Volume reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654530",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.setVolume",
                "params": {
                  "volumeLevel": 11
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654530",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentVolume": 11,
          "isMuted": false
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaClosedCaptioningOff

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaClosedCaptioningOff"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "PLAYING"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaClosedCaptioningOn

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaClosedCaptioningOn",
                "params": {
                  "closedCaptioningLanguage": "en"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "PLAYING"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaNext

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaNext"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "FAST_FORWARDING"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaPause

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaPause"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "PAUSED"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaPrevious

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654524",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaPrevious"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654524",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "REWINDING"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaResume

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654526",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaResume"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654526",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "PLAYING"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mediaStop

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.TransportControl reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654528",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mediaStop"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654528",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "playbackState": "STOPPED"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Device ERRORS

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