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Amazon Alexa Skills for Radio
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:13:48 PM »
We have a new exciting new service to tell you about!

Our 'Alexa Radio Skill' service...

Home assistants are experiencing huge growth at the moment. Whether it's the Amazon Echo, the Google Home or Apple's latest assistant, the Homepod... Every home is getting one. Amazon has already sold tens of millions of their Echo devices in 2017.

Our development team have been looking into this area because we thought that all radio stations should have a place in everyones home (and soon vehicles) using this latest technology at a reasonable price and without having to invest in high development costs.

We're now very pleased to announce the launch of our latest service in partnership with Amazon, the 'Alexa Radio Skill' service.

A 'Skill' is the term given to the Amazon Alexa assistant and allows users to give commands to the devices via the Alexa voice assistant. Imagine it as an app that you install on a mobile phone.

Using our 'Alexa Radio Skill' service, we can make YOUR radio station available to millions of Alexa-enabled Amazon devices. People around the world could be listening to your station with a simple "Alexa, play your radio station name".

This service is now available via our website here https://www.autopo.st/alexa-radio-skill
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 05:21:55 PM by TwitterAutoPost »
autopo.st - Post your Radio Stations "Now Playing" songs to Twitter, Facebook and TuneIn with our hosted, cloud-based service! We also offer 'Now Playing' & 'Recently Played' widgets for your website, Silence Detection, Mobile Apps and Alexa Radio Skills.

Visit https://www.autopo.st

Re: New Service - Amazon Alexa Radio Skills
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 08:39:23 PM »
This look like the same as, TuneIn and Simple Radio
Very handy tool, but the Price is very high per month.

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Re: New Service - Amazon Alexa Radio Skills
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 10:05:55 PM »
Hello Ronald,

Thanks for your reply, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

The difference between having your own Skill and running on the back of TuneIn is that you can specify your own 'Invocation Name' (how you command Alexa), update streams, get statistics on usage and a few other benefits.

I'd genuinely value your input on what you believe would be a reasonable monthly cost for the service? We have to take into consideration the development costs, hosting and infrastructure costs and also a margin for support and future development...

Thanks again for your comments.
autopo.st - Post your Radio Stations "Now Playing" songs to Twitter, Facebook and TuneIn with our hosted, cloud-based service! We also offer 'Now Playing' & 'Recently Played' widgets for your website, Silence Detection, Mobile Apps and Alexa Radio Skills.

Visit https://www.autopo.st

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Re: New Service - Amazon Alexa Radio Skills
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 05:21:37 PM »
We're currently going through the process of updating our Alexa Radio Skills to add the following features:

- Ask Alexa what song is playing on your station.
- Support for devices with displays (now shows your Radio Station logo and name on Echo Show, Spot and any other devices with displays).

Our Alexa Radio Skill is currently on discount with 25% of the retail price until 31st July. Find out more at https://www.autopo.st/alexa-radio-skill

Thank you!
autopo.st - Post your Radio Stations "Now Playing" songs to Twitter, Facebook and TuneIn with our hosted, cloud-based service! We also offer 'Now Playing' & 'Recently Played' widgets for your website, Silence Detection, Mobile Apps and Alexa Radio Skills.

Visit https://www.autopo.st

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Re: Amazon Alexa Skills for Radio
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 10:03:43 AM »
We've looked at an Alexa app for our station. A UK based developer will charge £150 in total. No ongoing fees.
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