[BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.

Barry Toner barry at tonermail.co.uk
Mon Oct 28 15:28:32 GMT 2019


Hi Stephen,
No, you aren’t listening to radio Ulster via tuning. You will notice when you say, wake word, play BBC radio Ulster, you will hear the BBC promo shame this indicates that the skill is being used not tuning. Don’t believe me? Say Wakewood, play BBC radio Ulster on tune in radio. After a slight pause you will hear I could not find BBC radio Ulster on tune in.

Regards, Barry
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On 28 Oct 2019, at 15:20, Stephen Campbell <ipswimmer at hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi all
Are use my echo plus and ACCO series 2 to listen to BBC radio Ulster Every morning on TuneIn Radio And there is no problem.

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On 28 Oct 2019, at 8:54 am, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:

Hi Simon,

There are a lot of problems with third party skills and integration.  For
example, you can no longer set an alarm to play a BBC station either.

All the best

Steve

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Subject: [BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.
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hello all,
just a further update to the bbc skill conversation that was on here a
couple of weeks back I think it was.
well, then I sent in an e-mail that I received, about it not working with
multiroom playback, or third devices, such as echo link or echo sub, but now
I have found something even more disappointing and I would say shoddy about
it.
it won't even work with pares of echoes.
I have a pare of echo plus second gen speakers, plus the echo sub.
well, when I tried it out, I knew already that it wouldn't work through the
sub, but was then even more disappointed when the sound would only come out
of one of the echo plus speakers, so couldn't even get stereo.
I tried it out with a couple of stations as well as the show that I
originally used it for, just to make sure it was consistently happening, and
not just a one off, and sound from only one speaker every time.
so thought I would pass this on.
I know if I leave a review about this skill, it will not be a good one.

Simon

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