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Posted: Oct 22, 2017 - 5:54am

 BillG wrote:

We're transitioning Alexa from MP3 to AAC streaming (better sound, lower bitrates = better reliability) & the path has been a bit rockier than we expected. Sorry about that.

I just made another change that might have corrected the problem that came up for you.

 
Working fine this morning, and I totally support a little short term pain for a better long term experience.  I just wanted to make sure I knew if it was isolated to my network / unit.

Thank you for making possible this station that is such an important part of my musical exploration and for having the courage to continue to experiment with it.
Marc
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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

 foof2010 wrote:
So, for a few days, the skill was working without issue, but at least since yesterday, Alexa has been unable to access the Radio Paradise skill.  I've power cycled the device and have disabled and reenabled the skill without luck.  Any suggestions?

Thanks
Marc

 
We're transitioning Alexa from MP3 to AAC streaming (better sound, lower bitrates = better reliability) & the path has been a bit rockier than we expected. Sorry about that.

I just made another change that might have corrected the problem that came up for you.
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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 - 4:44am

So, for a few days, the skill was working without issue, but at least since yesterday, Alexa has been unable to access the Radio Paradise skill.  I've power cycled the device and have disabled and reenabled the skill without luck.  Any suggestions?

Thanks
Marc
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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 4:37am

FWIW, the skill is still behaving strangely for me.  Intermittently, it will start silent on me.  I restarted the Echo, and I disabled and re-enabled the skill yesterday, but this morning it started silent again.  BUT, when I asked Alexa to skip to the next track, I got audio.  I'll continue to experiment.
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Posted: Oct 10, 2017 - 4:20pm

FYI I just saw that Sonos has announced an Alexa-enabled Play-1.
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Posted: Oct 10, 2017 - 3:09pm

 foof2010 wrote:

I just tried it, and it's silent.  Noticed the same thing over the weekend.

 
We're trying to sort this out. Very sorry about the problem.

It seems to be working fine for most people (including me & our developer), but a few of you are still having an issue.

Might be worth trying a device reset (unplug & restart).


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Posted: Oct 10, 2017 - 2:21pm

 BillG wrote:
 ProfessionalGeek wrote:
I've been having trouble with the Alexa skill lately, where Radio Paradise does not play any music, or it will play for a while and then stop, with no ability to play new songs. Has anyone else had these problems?

 
Just applied a temporary fix for a problem. Try it now.
 
I just tried it, and it's silent.  Noticed the same thing over the weekend.
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 - 1:40pm

 ProfessionalGeek wrote:
I've been having trouble with the Alexa skill lately, where Radio Paradise does not play any music, or it will play for a while and then stop, with no ability to play new songs. Has anyone else had these problems?

 
Just applied a temporary fix for a problem. Try it now.
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 - 7:37am

I've been having trouble with the Alexa skill lately, where Radio Paradise does not play any music, or it will play for a while and then stop, with no ability to play new songs. Has anyone else had these problems?
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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 - 2:44pm

Hi,
   Just like to say many thanks for the Alexa Echo integration. Will be listening even more to RP now! 
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Posted: Aug 7, 2017 - 11:08pm

Hi Bill!

I would love to see this skill in Germany. Are there any news yet? Do you need any help for translation or beta testing (if possible)?

Thanks!
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 5:14pm

 elshagon wrote:
If I set the bitrate to maximum do I have to set it again next time I play RP or will it retain that setting?

 
It will keep the bitrate setting.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 4:15pm

 elshagon wrote:
If I set the bitrate to maximum do I have to set it again next time I play RP or will it retain that setting?

 
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your request and have not learned that skill.

Sincerely,

Alexa
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 - 2:21pm

If I set the bitrate to maximum do I have to set it again next time I play RP or will it retain that setting?
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Posted: Jun 26, 2017 - 12:54pm

 Proclivities wrote:

There's more info in a different thread: RP On Amazon Echo

To get started, just say "Alexa, enable Radio Paradise".

There should be more info in the Alexa app on your device once you enable it.



 
Great, thanks!  I gave that command & Alexa responded with "I've enabled Radio Paradise, but it requires you to set up your account.  See the Alexa App for instructions".  

*edit:  Dang, like 2 minutes later I started using commands like "Skip" etc and it's working!  Sort of automagically!

Very cool stuff....


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Posted: Jun 26, 2017 - 12:37pm

 buddy wrote:

Jarro, when you invoke RP via Alexa, what service are you getting it from?  I just got my Dot and out of the box when I say "Alexa play Radio Paradise" it launches RP via TuneIn Live.  None of the Alexa Skill response work with Tune In, I get "I can't skip to the next song on TuneIn Live".

I haven't gotten to pairing my Dot with my iPhone, iTunes etc yet.  I assume when I do I might be able to say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise via iTunes" or something equivalent.  

Bill, maybe you could steer me the right direction?

*edit:  or maybe I could scroll this thread and find out... {#Wink}

 
There's more info in a different thread: RP On Amazon Echo

To get started, just say "Alexa, enable Radio Paradise".

There should be more info in the Alexa app on your device once you enable it.


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Posted: Jun 26, 2017 - 12:30pm

 jarro wrote:
This is still a work in progress and Amazon is constantly tweaking their voice recognition (usually for the better). 
So some commands can be a bit difficult to access reliably at times.
If you find some words are hard to get accurately recognized, do let us know and alternatives can be added.  

Current commands.
June 5 2017

There are two general ways to format requests with many variations

etc....

 
Jarro, when you invoke RP via Alexa, what service are you getting it from?  I just got my Dot and out of the box when I say "Alexa play Radio Paradise" it launches RP via TuneIn Live.  None of the Alexa Skill response work with Tune In, I get "I can't skip to the next song on TuneIn Live".

I haven't gotten to pairing my Dot with my iPhone, iTunes etc yet.  I assume when I do I might be able to say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise via iTunes" or something equivalent.  

Bill, maybe you could steer me the right direction?

*edit:  or maybe I could scroll this thread and find out... {#Wink}
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Posted: Jun 8, 2017 - 3:26pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Thanks for that; I'll check it out.  Hmm; I didn't know there was a "Shuffle" command.

 
It's a default Alexa music player command. It doesn't do anything on RP. Nothing useful anyway :-)
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Posted: Jun 6, 2017 - 10:04am

 jarro wrote:
This is still a work in progress and Amazon is constantly tweaking their voice recognition (usually for the better). 
So some commands can be a bit difficult to access reliably at times.
If you find some words are hard to get accurately recognized, do let us know and alternatives can be added.  

Current commands.
June 5 2017

There are two general ways to format requests with many variations

Alexa ask radioparadise to  ....
Alexa  ....  using radioparadise

APP SPECIFIC after (Alexa play Radio Paradise)

Get Song Info
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise Who's playing
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise Who's this
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise what's playing


Get your current rating for a song
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise what is my rating

Get the average rating for a song
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise what is the average rating

Thumbs Up a song (Rate it 8)
   Alexa tell Radio Paradise thumbs up

Thumbs Down a song (Rate it 2)
   Alexa tell Radio Paradise thumbs down

Sync to live stream
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to sync
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to sync to live stream

Get Song Album Info
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise what album is this
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise album

Rate a Song
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to rate this {1 to 10}
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to rate {1 to 10}
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to give this a {1 to 10}

Get the current stream bitrate / quality setting
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise what's the bitrae
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise what is the stream quality


Change  the  stream bitrate / quality setting
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise to change bitrate to { medium,  high,  maximum / ultra} 
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise to set stream quality to { medium,  high,  maximum / ultra}

GLOBAL COMMANDS WHILE RP IS PLAYING OR WAS LAST AUDIO APP ( no "ask radio paradise" )

Alexa Skip
Alexa Next
Alexa Stop/Pause
Alexa Resume
Alexa Shuffle


 
Thanks for that; I'll check it out.  Hmm; I didn't know there was a "Shuffle" command.
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Posted: Jun 5, 2017 - 5:07am

This is still a work in progress and Amazon is constantly tweaking their voice recognition (usually for the better). 
So some commands can be a bit difficult to access reliably at times.
If you find some words are hard to get accurately recognized, do let us know and alternatives can be added.  

Current commands.
June 5 2017

There are two general ways to format requests with many variations

Alexa ask radioparadise to  ....
Alexa  ....  using radioparadise

APP SPECIFIC after (Alexa play Radio Paradise)

Get Song Info
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise Who's playing
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise Who's this
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise what's playing


Get your current rating for a song
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise what is my rating

Get the average rating for a song
    Alexa ask Radio Paradise what is the average rating

Thumbs Up a song (Rate it 8)
   Alexa tell Radio Paradise thumbs up

Thumbs Down a song (Rate it 2)
   Alexa tell Radio Paradise thumbs down

Sync to live stream
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to sync
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to sync to live stream

Get Song Album Info
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise what album is this
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise album

Rate a Song
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to rate this {1 to 10}
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to rate {1 to 10}
  Alexa ask Radio Paradise to give this a {1 to 10}

Get the current stream bitrate / quality setting
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise what's the bitrae
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise what is the stream quality


Change  the  stream bitrate / quality setting
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise to change bitrate to { medium,  high,  maximum / ultra} 
    Alexa  ask Radio Paradise to set stream quality to { medium,  high,  maximum / ultra}

GLOBAL COMMANDS WHILE RP IS PLAYING OR WAS LAST AUDIO APP ( no "ask radio paradise" )

Alexa Skip
Alexa Next
Alexa Stop/Pause
Alexa Resume
Alexa Shuffle



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