Use alexa on linux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Feb 28 05:23:32 UTC 2022

Yep. I've been looking for a way to run Alexa on Linux, since her
book-reading voice is just amazing. Of course you have to have books in
Kindle but she sounds so good, it's worth it to me. Oh and everything else
of course.
Devin Prater
r.d.t.prater at

On Sun, Feb 27, 2022 at 5:26 PM Linux for blind general discussion <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> This, unfortunately, is an old article.
> By unfortunately, I take it you mean that the hopes and changes expected
> in the article have not been realized. Sad really, since Alexa really is
> a good app, and it would be nice to be able to run it on the desktop,
> since it does allow muting the mic fairly easily, and it already
> interfaces with my music services and my thermostat. I would like to get
> that going through Home Assistant or similar, but it seems to require a
> masters in computer science just to get it going, and I can't seem to
> get Mycroft working with home automation skills ... I don't think they
> exist yet. I guess it is still a bit too new for that. I get errors when
> trying to interface Mycroft with music services as well. It does pretty
> nice stuff with the weather and timers and alarms though.
> ~Kyle
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