Unfortunately, recent changes by the BBC mean you can no longer set an Alexa Alarm to play any BBC Radio station. They've removed their radio stations from TuneIn. Things like alarms, support for speaker groups etc. do not currently work with skills.
Hi there I have recently bought the new echo dot with clock. I also have an echo plus. When I ask the echo plus to play radio 1 it plays this ok. I’m using the bbc sounds skill.
when I tried to set an alarm on my new dot it can’t find the bbc. I’ve also tried by using the command open bbc and it still won’t connect.
Any ideas ?
Hi, Almac and welcome to the forums!
Just to add on to Jamze's response, I wanted to provide some additional information. Thanks to Jamze for the great answer!
The BBC has ceased support for live radio streams on TuneIn for most devices, including Amazon Echo devices in the UK. You can visit the BBC’s official post: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/tunein-changes for more information about this change.
You can still listen to the BBC live streams by enabling the BBC Alexa skill.
Please note that the BBC skill doesn’t support playback with routines, alarms/timers, multi-room music playback or Echo companion devices (Echo Sub, Echo Link and Echo Link Amp).