[BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.

Barry Toner barry at tonermail.co.uk
Mon Oct 28 19:50:56 GMT 2019


Hi Stephen,

Does the command,
“Alexa” “Play BBC Radio ulster on Tune In” work for you?
Not, “Alexa” “Play BBC Radio Ulster”
The latter will execute the BBC skill, and not search Tune IN for a station called BBC Radio Ulster.

Cheers,
Barry.
Barry Toner
barry at tonermail.co.uk



> On 28 Oct 2019, at 19:01, Stephen Campbell <ipswimmer at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I’m only asking the device to play I’ve never use the alarm function for the radio.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On 28 Oct 2019, at 5:31 pm, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:
>> 
>> Is that setting an alarm, or just playing it in the morning?  I thought that you couldn't use alarms with skills that are not Amazon specific.
>> 
>> All the best
>> 
>> Steve
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Stephen Campbell <ipswimmer at hotmail.com> 
>> Sent: 28 October 2019 15:20
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> 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
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: goshawk on horseback <goshawk_on_horseback at fastmail.co.uk>
>>> Sent: 28 October 2019 08:40
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Subject: [BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.
>>> Importance: High
>>> 
>>> 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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