[BCAB] for terry radio 2

Terry Clasper terry.clasper at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 2 10:43:12 BST 2019


Hi Andrew yes that seems to concur with what I'm currently experiencing!
Thanks so much for the clarification.



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgson.io> 
Sent: 02 October 2019 10:40
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] for terry radio 2

Hi,

Yeah I had a similar experience this morning when I asked to play BBC Radio
4 from TuneIn in bedroom and it played a different station.  I believe we
can conclude the following:

- Asking Alexa to play using the BBC skill works fine when using integrated
Echo in a Sonos device;
- Asking Alexa to play on a specific Sonos device is broken, as the BBC
skill doesn't support this and the TuneIn integration for BBC and Sonos
doesn't work with the Alexa, it only works through the Sonos app;
- The BBC skill doesn't work with alarms or some other Echo integrations as
well, there are some articles on the Internet about people's alarms not
going off correctly etc, this continues to work though if your alarm is
Sonos based like mine is;
- Google integration is still working, so if you connect your Google
assistant to Sonos you can ask a Google device to play the radio station in
a specific room and this works fine and is the route I recommend for John
although it is somewhat fiddly to set up.

Andrew.

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From: Terry Clasper via Bcab [bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk]
Sent: 02 October 2019 10:30
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Cc: Terry Clasper
Subject: Re: [BCAB] for terry radio 2

You're absolutely right!
And I note now that five live doesn't work in the way I stated in my
previous message, contrary to the fact that it did yesterday, and the BBC
press release about continued support for sonos and tune in.
Very annoying and odd!
Trust the beeb to break something that was working perfectly well!

-----Original Message-----
From: john gallagher <john at pianotuner.plus.com>
Sent: 02 October 2019 10:15
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: [BCAB] for terry radio 2

hi terry,

if you put a radio next to you with radio 2 playing then say alexa play bbc
radio 2 from tunin on living room you will see that it does play and think
it is radio 2 but it isant it's some kind of old time music it's not radio 2

it's real strange i know. not sure what the heck it's doing

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