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rochesimpson

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Location: Charlotte, NC


Posted: Jul 1, 2020 - 3:31pm

For weeks, maybe months, RP (direct) via Alexa on Echo has not been working.  Sometimes one song would play and then stop but mainly it just wouldn't work at all.  It worked well with Radio Paradise on Tune-In but the quality doesn't seem as good and I can't ask Radio Paradise what's playing.

But just today, I noticed it's working direct again!!

Hurray!

Be well

 BillG wrote:


 DonHarman wrote:
i have been using the flac streaming url. Using Bose SoundTouch. It has stopped working and get a 3103 error.

have the flac streaming links changed?
 

No. What URL are you using? 
 


BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 2:50pm



 DonHarman wrote:
i have been using the flac streaming url. Using Bose SoundTouch. It has stopped working and get a 3103 error.

have the flac streaming links changed?
 

No. What URL are you using? 
DonHarman

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 1:09pm

i have been using the flac streaming url. Using Bose SoundTouch. It has stopped working and get a 3103 error.

have the flac streaming links changed?
jarro

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Location: #guads
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 17, 2020 - 3:42pm

This has been giving me a lot more trouble than usual as well.   Will see what can be done.
I had to unplug and plug it back in to get mine working again yesterday.

 euleralves wrote:
I've tried. It didn't work. I hear the Alexa reply and it goes back to wallpaper.
I'm in Canada, using an Amazon US account, on a first generation Echo Show.
I rather prefer to use RP app than TuneIn. I don't like the TuneIn quality.

 Gourd wrote:
Seems to work if I explicitly say "play Radio Paradise skill" 


 


 


euleralves

Location: Montreal, Canada
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 17, 2020 - 12:57pm

I've tried. It didn't work. I hear the Alexa reply and it goes back to wallpaper.
I'm in Canada, using an Amazon US account, on a first generation Echo Show.
I rather prefer to use RP app than TuneIn. I don't like the TuneIn quality.

 Gourd wrote:
Seems to work if I explicitly say "play Radio Paradise skill" 


 


Gourd

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Posted: Jun 3, 2020 - 1:55pm

Seems to work if I explicitly say "play Radio Paradise skill" 


garytaylor741



Posted: Jun 2, 2020 - 2:59am

I too am having issues getting RP via Alexa in the UK. I used to get it via Tunein, but this now only recognises the Rock Mix or Mellow Mix options, not the main/default version. I have also enabled the RP skill but when I try it on Alexa, I get an alternative and nowhere near as good imposter also called Radio Paradise.
Gourd

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Posted: May 31, 2020 - 10:14am

Still not working for me.  A real bummer because I usually listen to RP while cleaning with the Alexa skill. 

 tom1812 wrote:

It seems we are back up.
Normal service & audio pleasure resumed.

 BillG wrote:


 tom1812 wrote:
Me: "Alexa, play Radio Paradise"
Alexa: "Welcome to Radio Paradise"
Nothing, nadda, zip, silence
Disable skill, re-enable skill, link account
Rinse & repeat
Nothing
Set bit-rate to low,
Nothing

Is there an issue with the UK receiving RP via Alexa using the RP skill?
I understand Tunein are being wizard sleeves at the moment, but why is the RP app also failing here in the UK?

I miss my daily RP. Please help
 
We sincerely hope that PRS (the UK copyright agency) hasn't requested that our Alexa skill be disabled — like they have with TuneIn — but that's certainly a possibility. 

We'll see what we can find out.

 


 


tom1812



Posted: May 30, 2020 - 2:32am


It seems we are back up.
Normal service & audio pleasure resumed.

 BillG wrote:


 tom1812 wrote:
Me: "Alexa, play Radio Paradise"
Alexa: "Welcome to Radio Paradise"
Nothing, nadda, zip, silence
Disable skill, re-enable skill, link account
Rinse & repeat
Nothing
Set bit-rate to low,
Nothing

Is there an issue with the UK receiving RP via Alexa using the RP skill?
I understand Tunein are being wizard sleeves at the moment, but why is the RP app also failing here in the UK?

I miss my daily RP. Please help
 
We sincerely hope that PRS (the UK copyright agency) hasn't requested that our Alexa skill be disabled — like they have with TuneIn — but that's certainly a possibility. 

We'll see what we can find out.

 


BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: May 28, 2020 - 8:09am



 tom1812 wrote:
Me: "Alexa, play Radio Paradise"
Alexa: "Welcome to Radio Paradise"
Nothing, nadda, zip, silence
Disable skill, re-enable skill, link account
Rinse & repeat
Nothing
Set bit-rate to low,
Nothing

Is there an issue with the UK receiving RP via Alexa using the RP skill?
I understand Tunein are being wizard sleeves at the moment, but why is the RP app also failing here in the UK?

I miss my daily RP. Please help
 
We sincerely hope that PRS (the UK copyright agency) hasn't requested that our Alexa skill be disabled — like they have with TuneIn — but that's certainly a possibility. 

We'll see what we can find out.

Glassbyd



Posted: May 28, 2020 - 6:24am



 tom1812 wrote:
Me: "Alexa, play Radio Paradise"
Alexa: "Welcome to Radio Paradise"
Nothing, nadda, zip, silence
Disable skill, re-enable skill, link account
Rinse & repeat
Nothing
Set bit-rate to low,
Nothing

Is there an issue with the UK receiving RP via Alexa using the RP skill?
I understand Tunein are being wizard sleeves at the moment, but why is the RP app also failing here in the UK?

I miss my daily RP. Please help
 
Another Brit, I have the same problem having done the same as tom1812

tom1812



Posted: May 28, 2020 - 1:04am

Me: "Alexa, play Radio Paradise"
Alexa: "Welcome to Radio Paradise"
Nothing, nadda, zip, silence
Disable skill, re-enable skill, link account
Rinse & repeat
Nothing
Set bit-rate to low,
Nothing

Is there an issue with the UK receiving RP via Alexa using the RP skill?
I understand Tunein are being wizard sleeves at the moment, but why is the RP app also failing here in the UK?

I miss my daily RP. Please help
Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 1:44pm



 BillG wrote:

RP defaults to a higher bitrate than most services (for better sound quality) and that can cause dropouts if there's network congestion. Try "Alexa, tell radio paradise to set bitrate to medium" (or low, if you still have problems). 

Sorry we missed your post before. 
 
Awesome - thanks!

BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2020 - 11:52am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
We've both been working at home for about a month now, using RP, Pandora, Amazon Music, etc. via Echo as our soundtrack. RP drops a lot, like several times a day. What's up with that?
 

RP defaults to a higher bitrate than most services (for better sound quality) and that can cause dropouts if there's network congestion. Try "Alexa, tell radio paradise to set bitrate to medium" (or low, if you still have problems). 

Sorry we missed your post before. 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 6:42am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
We've both been working at home for about a month now, using RP, Pandora, Amazon Music, etc. via Echo as our soundtrack. RP drops a lot, like several times a day. What's up with that?
 

*bump*
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 16, 2020 - 6:56am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
We've both been working at home for about a month now, using RP, Pandora, Amazon Music, etc. via Echo as our soundtrack. RP drops a lot, like several times a day. What's up with that?
 

*bump*
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 15, 2020 - 6:18am

We've both been working at home for about a month now, using RP, Pandora, Amazon Music, etc. via Echo as our soundtrack. RP drops a lot, like several times a day. What's up with that?
piratesbaseball4...



Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 1:23pm



 buddy wrote:

I listen to Mellow Mix on my Echo & Dot often & haven't noticed this.

Now it's working via Tunein   Amazons skill is still not working right though.

 



BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 11:36am



 buddy wrote:

I play RP from Tunein everyday via my Amazon Echo & Dot positioned on different floors of my home using my "Everywhere" group with no problems at all. Very reliable. The skill command I use is "Alexa, play Radio Paradise Everywhere"

I did have an issue the other day when I accidently turned off my Dot when trying to manually increase the volume. It seemed to put my Echo & Dot out of sync & so the Everywhere group wasn't behaving properly. I turned both the Echo & Dot off & on again and they were back in sync, so that was an Alexa problem, not RP.

Bill, one thing.... I typically listen to either the main web feed or the Mellow Mix. I invoke the mix with "Alexa, play Radio Paradise Mellow Mix Everywhere" with no issues. I'd like to be able to play the "My Favorites" mix but Alexa isn't handling it. If I say "Alexa, Play Radio Paradise My Favorites" or "Alexa, Play Radio Paradise My Favorites Mix" it comes back with "Radio Paradise from Tunein" and defaults to the main mix. Is there not an Alexa Skill for "My Favorites" or do you have another suggestion?

Thanks!
 

The 'Favorites' mix is only available via our Alexa skill — which does not work with speaker groups — and not via TuneIn. The phrase you use to start the stream, "Play Radio Paradise Mellow Mix" starts playback via TuneIn. 
buddy

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Location: Rocky Mountains
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 9:45am

 piratesbaseball44 wrote:
When i ask my echo 3 to play mellow mix
it will play 5 or so songs and just repeat those same songs over and over...
anyone else having issues? Tried on tune in same result
 
I listen to Mellow Mix on my Echo & Dot often & haven't noticed this.
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