I bought a Echo Dot a couple of days ago so still pretty new to it , but today i think I have come across something whereby the good ol english language seems to have poor alexa confused .
So today i said to her "play Pink Floyd Live on spotify .... and she says back to me "I am sorry I cannot find any songs called pink floyd liv on spotify" ... you know I know Live and Live are the same word spelt the same in english , but can mean 2 different things . so anyway i realise if I said Pink Floyd liv then i could understand , so I tried again , this time I emphasised live by saying more like lye'v - still no joy. I tried a few times and then give up , each time I did not say liv .. I said lye'v .. and still she kept repeating back to me 'liv' - so how do you get alexa to differentiate lyve (Live) from Liv (Live) ???
the device regions setting is set to UK english by the way
On your device that hosts the Alexa app there is an option to reviews loads of things on your DOT. One of these types what Alexa actually heard when you give it an instruction. Reviewing those logs could possibly suggest what tonal pronouncement the app is finding difficult.
Since there are loads of different accents across the Island I would guess that few mainlanders could give you a sure fire suggestion.
I would GUESS that one way would be to invert the instruction - "Play Live by Pink Floyd" may suddenly work. Or if you know the name of the first track call for that Track.
(I do not know if you have to demand Spotify - I just ask for a song, album or whatever and Alexa plays it. Perhaps you have to.)
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