[BCAB] Harry Potter Letters

Clive Lever clive.lever1955 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 21:20:22 GMT 2018


Hi Pele,

Once enabled, "Alexa, play Harry Potter Letters" will work too.

Best,
Clive


-----Original Message-----
From: Pele West [mailto:pele.westlists at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:34 PM
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] Harry Potter Letters

Hi Barry

You have to Enable it first. Say

"Alexa: Enable Harry Potter Letters"

and then I think when you call it up next time you can say

Alexa:Open Harry Potter Letters".

Pele West


----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Toner  <barry at tonermail.co.uk>
To: BCAB Discussion List  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Date: 11/03/2018 13:44
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo

>
>
> Hi ya,
> 
> How do you start Harry Potter Letters?
> I've tried Open Harry Potter Letters, Start Harry Potter Letters, Play
Harry Potter Letters.  Echo appears to think I'm asking for an audio book as
it comes back that it couldn't find Harry Potter Letters in Barrys Library.
> 
> Thanks,
> Barry.
> 
> > HOn 9 Mar 2018, at 16:23, Yusuf Osman <yusuf.osman at yusufosman.org.uk>
wrote:
> > 
> > I think probably my favourite skills are, and in no particular 
> > order, Hive, Ocado, Harry Potter letters, Audible, Kindle and 
> > Question of the Day (although I suppose that one is debatable) Yusuf
I've set up a FundMe account to help cover the ongoing costs of my PhD. I'd
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> > Why not follow me on Twitter at:
> > yusuf_oy
> > Facebook:
> > /yusuf.osman.188
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Graham Page <gpage at useit.plus.com>
> > Sent: 09 March 2018 14:39
> > To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo
> > 
> > Hi all.
> > 
> > First there is the Dot to Dot podcast.  This does have a wealth of 
> > useful skills that are reviewed which is potentially very useful.  
> > The problem is that the guy who presents the podcast, Robin 
> > Christopherson, sometimes seems more bothered about getting out a 
> > podcast everyday rather than looking to see if anyone is likely to 
> > find the podcast useful.  Of course, what is useful is often quite 
> > subjective but I'm not sure that a skill that throws one of a number 
> > of insults at you when asked is really worth including in any 
> > serious skill list and there are quite a few of these.  There's now 
> > over
> > 300 of them and they don't seem to be sorted in any kind of order.
> > 
> > Games that I have tried that are worth playing include the Milionair 
> > game skill, based on Who wants to be a millionaire game.
> > The Path of Discovery Europa is a SciFi game with plenty of sound 
> > effects that looks quite promising.  There's also Magic Door which I 
> > know quite a lot of people have played.  This is an adventure game.
> > 
> > There's also a skill called Daily Log which allows you to make a 
> > number of short recordings, save them, and search them by word.  I 
> > haven't really played with this  extensively but it looks 
> > interesting as a way of making short notes.
> > 
> > There is also the My Talking Newspaper skill produced by Jonathan H 
> > which is potentially really good, though it depends how many talking 
> > newspapers sign up over time.  You can listen to podcasts  such as 
> > Dot to Dot with this skill too as well as listening to RNIB Connect
Radio.
> > 
> > In London I use the Tube Planner app which can tell you how to do a 
> > journey by Underground and there is the Fast Tube Status skill which  
> > lets you find out about delays on individual lines.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > Graham
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Clive Lever [mailto:clive.lever1955 at gmail.com]
> > Sent: 09 March 2018 13:33
> > To: BCAB Discussion List
> > Subject: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > There have been some comments to the effect that the skills 
> > highlighted in the weekly 'what's new in Alexa" emails are mainly 
> > too trivial. It's a shame thatthey don't include more Skills which 
> > are of particular value to us as blind and partially-sighted people.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > So, if you have any favourite, genuinely useful skills to alert us 
> > to, please write on or off-list. I plan to think of ways the best of 
> > them could be included in an item, possibly a regular feature on our 
> > podcast. If you can send audio files of you actually calling up your 
> > favourite ones, so much the better. Those would be best sent off-list
though.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Clive
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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