My single goal in setting up a Home Assistant server was to regain the ability to call for local music from Google Assistant. I haven’t acheived it yet. My latest attempt was with forked-daap. It would do playback control, but not track/playlist selection. I’ve heard Logitech Media Server could be the answer, and I’ve tried that, but never truly finished the setup. I was also referred to the Plex integration, which sounded ideal as I already run a Plex server, but my attempts at that were so long ago I don’t remember why I abandoned it.
I’m beginning to see I have likely been missing the bit that tells GA how to talk to whatever my media device is (and maybe any one of those options would be great if I had the right conversation tools.)
So I’ve started again from scratch. I’ve got a clean(ish) install of Hass.io x64 on a RPi 3+ (would x32 have been a better choice?) I’ve got the bare minimum of add-ons installed (File Editor, ssh Terminal, Samba) and I’ve used datactl to move my data files to an external SSD. I also have the GA integrations setup on the Google side, but have not made the HA-side configs yet on this new install (it was working.) What’s your advice on where to go from here?
Thanks for your insight.