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Alexa
« on: April 21, 2020, 08:43:53 AM »
Does anyone know what is involved to have my streaming station able to be played on Alexa or other similar devices? Would like to find out the details. Thanks.

Re: Alexa
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 03:55:51 PM »
I have my station on TuneIn which is on Alexa. Just add your stream to TuneIn and add TuneIn Live to Alexa.

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 09:50:09 PM »
I have my station on TuneIn which is on Alexa. Just add your stream to TuneIn and add TuneIn Live to Alexa.

I dont think Tunein are taking any new stations,

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 12:03:14 AM »
You can actually build your own Alexa skill. I created one for Dan River Gospel, but the Alexa store has yet to accept it. For now I  can only share it. EDIT: I need to mention this is all free for now.  Amazon may change that at some point

If you already have an Echo Dot etc. You should have the Alexa phone app. You will see a  blueprints listing in the menu on top left of of main page. However building the skill is easier on PC browser. Sign up as Developer to actually accomplish your Alexa skill    -   https://developer.amazon.com/alexa


A good place to start is https://blueprints.amazon.com/
I'll use what I did for an example....
I used "Spiritual Talks" blueprint to build my skill.

1 You have a place to enter either a RSS feed if you have a podcast or in our case a live radio stream.  This needs to be SSL. https://url
2 Fill in text box what you want Alexa to say when someone initiates it. "Welcome to Dan River Gospel preaching from Southside Virginia etc.etc."
3 Give it a three word call command "Dan River Gospel"    so it's called by "Alexa play Dan River Gospel"

Then you will need to Name your Skill



I have personally shared the skill with folks in several Churches and everyone loves being able access the radio with Alexa. I hope that the Alexa store will be accepted soon, but works well.

If you want a small audience personally sharing the skill works just as good
« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 04:36:18 PM by bill »

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 08:43:43 PM »
I built an Alexa Skill for Pirate Radio America https://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Radio-America/dp/B08BBYG9BT/ and got it certified - if you are interested I followed these instructions: https://andymoore.info/stream-your-radio-station-on-alexa and I sent Andy a gratuity for his excellent instructions.

Station photos up here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10223031412316256
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 07:02:36 AM »
That's great! Smart speakers -- the wave of the future.

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 10:24:04 PM »
If you don't have a broadcasting license or permit Alexa won't accept your application
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2020, 12:14:09 AM »
If you don't have a broadcasting license or permit Alexa won't accept your application
I must've slipped through the cracks!  :D :D
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2020, 02:20:11 PM »
I must've slipped through the cracks!  :D :D

I don't know how? It asks for your license number during registration and you can't leave the field blank
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 05:50:35 AM »
I don't know how? It asks for your license number during registration and you can't leave the field blank
All I know is I followed the directions Andy wrote and I posted on here and it worked perfectly for me. Maybe it's because I have a website? Or maybe it's because I AM A PIRATE!!!
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 10:48:19 AM »
All I know is I followed the directions Andy wrote and I posted on here and it worked perfectly for me. Maybe it's because I have a website? Or maybe it's because I AM A PIRATE!!!

Andy closed his website
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 12:36:35 PM »
What for?  :hihi:
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