Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-17 Thread castalla
Geo-blocking confirmed ... seems only available for UK users. Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread castalla
Progress of sorts ... podcasts have suddenly started working! Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread castalla
slartibartfast wrote: > Works for me but I'm in the UK. I suppose you can say "Ask tunein to > play ..." but it does seem odd to be offered a skill that doesn't > work in your location. > > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk Hmm ... alexa online support said it was a known problem. All

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread slartibartfast
castalla wrote: > There are only a few reviews - about 50/50 works/crap. I just hate the > way it is the default AND that it can't be disabled!Works for me but I'm in > the UK. I suppose you can say "Ask tunein to play ..." but it does seem odd to be offered a skill that doesn't work in

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread castalla
There are only a few reviews - about 50/50 works/crap. I just hate the way it is the default AND that it can't be disabled! Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread bpa
I feel there is some geo-ip or some other checking going on or I have some weird setting somewhere. When I access the above review on BBC skill - I can see it for a while and then Alexa web site drops back to login ! >From user comments - they say audio quality is better than BBC via Tune-in

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread castalla
frozzers wrote: > It's not just you ... > > https://alexa.amazon.co.uk/spa/index.html#skills/dp/B077P7TNF2/reviews > > Chris I was hoping to establish whether there's a common factor for those where it doesn't work. One suggestion is that it's geo limited in some convoluted way ...

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread frozzers
castalla wrote: > Off-topic but ... > > Alexa has defaulted to the new BBC skill for BBC streams ... it doesn't > work for me other than playing an annoying jingle. > > Non-UK user > > Does it work for you? It's not just you ...

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread castalla
bpa wrote: > Even after DASH was added, the bulk of iPlayer was still written by > Triode - I just keep it going because I use everyday. > > Just checked my Amazon account - postel address is currently set for > N.Ireland. Alexa device registration has been set for Engish (UK) and > tried

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread bpa
castalla wrote: > And my 2 favourite plugins (iplayer and habtunes alexa) are both Irish > in origin! My other favourite plugins are similarly from a > non-Anglo-Saxon jurisdiction (Le Canada) Even after DASH was added, the bulk of iPlayer was still written by Triode - I just keep it going

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread castalla
bpa wrote: > The only devices that Google sell through their website are Chromecasts > - no Home, mini, Daydream, cardboard, pixel phones, wifi or chromebooks > (except out of stock Pixel C). Strange given they employ so many here. > > BTW Your use of "Eire" is curious - it is really only used

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread bpa
castalla wrote: > All this geo business is a real pain. It's the same with Google Home. > > Crazy thing is that Amazon announced recently a huge expansion to other > countries for the echos BUT guess what Eire and Spain aren't included? > Portugal and Iceland are ... go figure The only

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread castalla
bpa wrote: > No - you indicated that you were a non UK user. If you get a jingle and > not a stream then I suspect you've been connected to a geo-locked UK > resource. > > edit: > I don't know how amazon determines country of an account. I first signed > up with amazon.com and have used other

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread bpa
castalla wrote: > Do you have a uk amazon account? No - you indicated that you were a non UK user. If you get a jingle and not a stream then I suspect you've been connected to a geo-locked UK resource. bpa's Profile:

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread castalla
bpa wrote: > The new BBC skill is not offered to me. Do you have a uk amazon account? Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread bpa
The new BBC skill is not offered to me. bpa's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=1806 View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=108400

[slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-14 Thread castalla
Off-topic but ... Alexa has defaulted to the new BBC skill for BBC streams ... it doesn't work for me other than playing an annoying jingle. Non-UK user Does it work for you? Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki -