[BCAB] playing stations
jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 08:36:48 BST 2019
Because I have the BBC skill activated, I can say to an Echo Dot or Echo, 'Alexa, play BBC Radio Four', and she does. I can also say to my Sonos speaker with Alexa built into it: 'Alexa, play BBC Radio Four' and she obliges. I stopped asking her to play BBC stations on TuneIn a while ago because I found them rather flaky. I don't have my Echo devices grouped so can't comment on that path. I do have an Alexa alarm to wake me in the morning, but it isn't a radio station, it's just one of the musical alarms you can choose in the Alexa app. I've never encountered a problem with the reliability of this on my Sonos One, the problems appear to start when you use BBC radio stations for your alarm.
I do, however, have two Google devices grouped, so what I say to her is: 'OK Google, play BBC Radio Four on Downstairs' and she obliges. Again, I don't say TuneIn because she tells me I don't have a specific music player set up if I do that.
Oh the joys!
Email: jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
From: roywarnerni--- via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: 01 October 2019 20:40
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] playing stations
I wonder if you say
BBC 4 on Tune In
works on The Dot
Sent from Roy Warner's iPhone SE
> On 1 Oct 2019, at 18:35, john gallagher <john at pianotuner.plus.com> wrote:
> hi roy yes one can open the bbc and play music on the actual device
> but i cannot open the bbc and say play radio 2 on my sonos device. for
> a lot of people they will be asking the same
> how do i play radio stations on sy speakers via alexa for me because my play 1 does not have alexa it is now impossible to do.
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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