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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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Posted: Jun 2, 2017 - 3:52am

 waltwarren wrote:

When I say "Alexa, ask radio paradise what's playing" I get just the last bit of audio of whatever she is saying.  Like she will say "teful Dead" instead of "Grateful Dead".  Or I'll get just the last syllable of a word.  Is she supposed to be saying the song too?

 
I've noticed that when using an external, bluetooth speaker, there will sometimes be a clipping of the first second or so of spoken audio from Alexa.  I don't ask "what's playing" too often, but I've noticed it if I ask the time or weather or some other question.  It doesn't happen when any spoken response is coming direct from the Echo, but I have an Echo Dot (the little, hockey puck model), so I usually use an external speaker when listening to music.  It seems to be a Bluetooth issue, not a particular app.
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Posted: Jun 1, 2017 - 4:53pm

 BillG wrote:

'Alexa, stop stream' will stop, rather than pause (stop = pause is *not* our choice...).  Also, the pause will time out after 2 hours.

'Alexa, skip' = play next song
'Alexa, ask Radio Paradise what's playing'  does the expected thing — 'Alexa, what's playing?' does not (again, not our choice).

We've added functions for rating songs, but I've been crazy busy & haven't had time to check that out yet.  

I'll post a complete command list.

 
When I say "Alexa, ask radio paradise what's playing" I get just the last bit of audio of whatever she is saying.  Like she will say "teful Dead" instead of "Grateful Dead".  Or I'll get just the last syllable of a word.  Is she supposed to be saying the song too?
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Posted: May 29, 2017 - 2:10pm

 offroadbiker wrote:
Where can I find the complete list of commands for this skill?  I don't see them in the Alexa app under the RP skill.  

Nearly every voice command I issue results in Alexa saying something like, "Sorry I'm having trouble accessing the Radio Paradise skill right now," which is frustrating because it's evident that Alexa is able to access RP when I ask the "right" questions.  I had the darnedest time figuring out that Alexa's error message did not match the error.  Alexa should be saying that the command was misunderstood, or that the command did not exist for the RP skill.

After several days of use, I still don't know how to turn off the RP skill when I'm finished listening.  The only thing that comes close is, "Alexa stop!!!"  whereupon Alexa says, "Radio Paradise is paused."  I don't want to pause and resume where I left off.  I actually want to stop the RP skill when I'm finished listening.
 
'Alexa, stop stream' will stop, rather than pause (stop = pause is *not* our choice...).  Also, the pause will time out after 2 hours.

'Alexa, skip' = play next song
'Alexa, ask Radio Paradise what's playing'  does the expected thing — 'Alexa, what's playing?' does not (again, not our choice).

We've added functions for rating songs, but I've been crazy busy & haven't had time to check that out yet.  

I'll post a complete command list.
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Posted: May 29, 2017 - 11:57am

Where can I find the complete list of commands for this skill?  I don't see them in the Alexa app under the RP skill.  

Nearly every voice command I issue results in Alexa saying something like, "Sorry I'm having trouble accessing the Radio Paradise skill right now," which is frustrating because it's evident that Alexa is able to access RP when I ask the "right" questions.  I had the darnedest time figuring out that Alexa's error message did not match the error.  Alexa should be saying that the command was misunderstood, or that the command did not exist for the RP skill.

After several days of use, I still don't know how to turn off the RP skill when I'm finished listening.  The only thing that comes close is, "Alexa stop!!!"  whereupon Alexa says, "Radio Paradise is paused."  I don't want to pause and resume where I left off.  I actually want to stop the RP skill when I'm finished listening.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2017 - 1:20pm

 Stepbak wrote:
From "I'll check into that" to installed and working in the UK in five days is pretty impressive!

Many thanks 

 

 
Occasionally this stuff is pretty straightforward & easy.  Occasionally...

Glad this was one of those occasions! 
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Posted: Apr 5, 2017 - 12:53pm

From "I'll check into that" to installed and working in the UK in five days is pretty impressive!

Many thanks 

 
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Posted: Apr 5, 2017 - 12:12am

 BillG wrote:

Should just be another day or two. We're working on Germany also.

 
Woohoo installed and working ! excellent stuff 
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Posted: Apr 4, 2017 - 7:42am

 Gomez wrote:
 BillG wrote:

I'll check into that.

 
Hi Bill 
 Any news on the Alexa skill for the UK, I heard your announcement on the radio rushed in got the echo dot connected it to the portable battery and my  soundlink mini with great excitement (just what I've been waiting for RP in even more places)  ! Only to find no uk version of the app ? 
 Keep up the great work Gomez...... 
 
Should just be another day or two. We're working on Germany also.
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Posted: Apr 4, 2017 - 4:26am

 BillG wrote:

I'll check into that.

 
Hi Bill 
 Any news on the Alexa skill for the UK, I heard your announcement on the radio rushed in got the echo dot connected it to the portable battery and my  soundlink mini with great excitement (just what I've been waiting for RP in even more places)  ! Only to find no uk version of the app ? 
 Keep up the great work Gomez...... 
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Posted: Mar 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

 foof2010 wrote:
Thanks Bill. Agree that 128k is fine. Would be nice to get a dot with digital out. Loving the skill though. Thank you again.
 
No doubt there will be some high end audio devices w/ Alexa out before too long. Doesn't have to be from Amazon. It's an open platform, including hardware. 

I've been using the 320k feed that will supply Alexa devices (& our new web player) for a while now. It sounds kinda spectacular, if I do say so myself. 


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