Alexa is an app not a device so it might help if we knew what actual device you were using. How were you connecting to your local radio station, was it via TuneIn?
Alexa is a voiced assistant service with an associated management app. I would suggest that it is understandable that users refer to their Echo devices with the personal name by which they address the service it provides.
I agree that more specific information is needed to understand what `jerseyboy`'s audio streaming of radio stream issues might be? Several questions might be asked..
1. Is it only radio streams from 1 skill that are a problem?
2. Is you Echo displaying any colours on the light ring?
3. What are you requesting exactly, what skill are you expecting to use?
Also issues relating to a specific skill may be better addresses by the providers of that skill.
Dropouts and streaming breaks are often symptomatic of insufficient bandwidth or flaky broadband services or home wi-fi networks. So more generally does you home broadband or home wi-fi suffer from connectivity or bandwidth limiting issues?
Hi folks it is a standalone amazon alexa when i ask it to connect to a local radio station saying the full station name and location (Channel 103.7 fm) it reply's saying it is connecting from tune in then connects to an American station (i live in the Channel Islands UK).
It might help if we knew the name of the station and then we could ask for it ourselves. Don't forget that there are quite a lot of radio stations using 103.7 in various parts of the UK and overseas, so stating the frequency may be causing the problem. For instance, Moorlands Radio is broadcast on 103.7 as is Shake FM.
Yes I agree.. The station name is a problem.. Tried "Alexa.. play <Channel one hundred n' three> from Tunein" Also Tried "Alexa.. play Jersey <Channel One Hundred and Three> from Tunein" ..But I could not get it to work.. if you have it playing you can ask the station name.. "Alexa.. what channel is this?" and than ask for exactly that wording .. (Above)
You can choose it from the Alexa app.. drilling down by location: Alexa app -> Music, Video & Books -> Tunein -> Browse: By Location -> Europe -> United Kingdom -> Jersey -> Channel 103 103.7 (Top 40 & Pop Music)