[BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Tue Oct 29 08:22:51 GMT 2019


Well then that's what I said.  You can't set alarms using third party skills, and you seemed to be contradicting what I said.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Campbell <ipswimmer at hotmail.com> 
Sent: 28 October 2019 19:01
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] more disapointment with bbc alexa skill.

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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