[BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.

Stephen Campbell ipswimmer at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 28 21:16:26 GMT 2019


Hi 
When I say Lady a Play BBC radio Ulster from tunin it doesn’t work but when I say lady a Play BBC radio Ulster it does. When I give the command Here’s radio Ulster or okay playing radio Ulster But it does not say from tune in.

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> On 28 Oct 2019, at 7:53 pm, Barry Toner <barry at tonermail.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> 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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