[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Gotta Get Your Drink On - Proclivities - Jan 28, 2020 - 6:48am
 
songs that ROCK! - kurtster - Jan 28, 2020 - 6:37am
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 6:00am
 
What the hell OV? - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 5:05am
 
The Obituary Page - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 5:05am
 
Is there any DOG news out there? - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 5:01am
 
Graphs, Charts & Maps - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 4:41am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 4:32am
 
What's that smell? - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 4:29am
 
Trump - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 2:24am
 
Environment - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 2:15am
 
Documentaries - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 2:03am
 
Impeachment Time: - kurtster - Jan 27, 2020 - 11:17pm
 
Automotive Lust - cc_rider - Jan 27, 2020 - 6:41pm
 
THREE WORDS - ColdMiser - Jan 27, 2020 - 5:44pm
 
What Makes You Sad? - haresfur - Jan 27, 2020 - 4:52pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - Red_Dragon - Jan 27, 2020 - 4:04pm
 
war is a racket - R_P - Jan 27, 2020 - 2:48pm
 
Animal Resistance - jahgirl8 - Jan 27, 2020 - 2:35pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - rmgman - Jan 27, 2020 - 11:09am
 
Music News - Steely_D - Jan 27, 2020 - 10:42am
 
Annoying stuff. not things that piss you off, just annoyi... - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 27, 2020 - 9:53am
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - Proclivities - Jan 27, 2020 - 7:58am
 
Memorials - Remembering Our Loved Ones - haresfur - Jan 27, 2020 - 7:01am
 
260,000 Posts in one thread? - Proclivities - Jan 27, 2020 - 6:15am
 
Thorium Power - miamizsun - Jan 27, 2020 - 4:18am
 
Counting with Pictures - yuel - Jan 27, 2020 - 3:42am
 
Climate Change - R_P - Jan 26, 2020 - 4:08pm
 
Edward Norton's Neo-Noir film Motherless Brooklyn. - SeriousLee - Jan 26, 2020 - 3:23pm
 
What are you listening to now? - Steely_D - Jan 26, 2020 - 3:10pm
 
The Chomsky / Zinn Reader - R_P - Jan 26, 2020 - 2:02pm
 
What are you doing RIGHT NOW? - SeriousLee - Jan 26, 2020 - 10:51am
 
Pandemics and Rights - miamizsun - Jan 26, 2020 - 7:39am
 
Ask the Libertarian - Lazy8 - Jan 26, 2020 - 7:14am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Jan 26, 2020 - 7:03am
 
Yamaha Musiccast - ilveroluca - Jan 26, 2020 - 6:11am
 
Things that make you cautiously optimistic - miamizsun - Jan 26, 2020 - 6:04am
 
Stream Stopping - Multiple Platforms - ilveroluca - Jan 26, 2020 - 5:58am
 
Neil Young - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 6:26pm
 
Democratic Party - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:41pm
 
What did you have for dinner? - Red_Dragon - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:34pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - Chuck1 - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:25pm
 
Official date for our 20th Anniversary? - buddy - Jan 25, 2020 - 1:10pm
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 12:38pm
 
Race in America - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 11:57am
 
Brazil - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 11:18am
 
Mars - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 10:27am
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 12:09am
 
Name My Band - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 7:46pm
 
RP Windows Desktop Notification Applet - gvajda - Jan 24, 2020 - 5:54pm
 
Way Cool Video - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 5:22pm
 
We need some new car names - jahgirl8 - Jan 24, 2020 - 4:00pm
 
how do you feel right now? - Antigone - Jan 24, 2020 - 2:38pm
 
Iran - jahgirl8 - Jan 24, 2020 - 2:32pm
 
A motivational quote - jahgirl8 - Jan 24, 2020 - 2:23pm
 
Interesting Art - Proclivities - Jan 24, 2020 - 1:36pm
 
Guns - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 11:23am
 
Economix - R_P - Jan 24, 2020 - 10:49am
 
Derplahoma Questions and Points of Interest - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 10:10am
 
Acting - R_P - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:55am
 
Strange & Cool Music - Proclivities - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32am
 
Recommended documentaries - cc_rider - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:05am
 
Florida - miamizsun - Jan 24, 2020 - 5:31am
 
Croatia - EdSe - Jan 24, 2020 - 12:06am
 
Bad News / Good News - haresfur - Jan 23, 2020 - 4:11pm
 
WTF??!! - Antigone - Jan 23, 2020 - 3:04pm
 
The war on funk is over! - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:59pm
 
Jazz - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:41pm
 
punk? hip-hop? metal? noise? garage? - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:21pm
 
SFW & Gluttony Pants - Proclivities - Jan 23, 2020 - 9:23am
 
Your app for Mac needs an update - gtufano - Jan 22, 2020 - 11:36pm
 
RP and Sonos - jarro - Jan 22, 2020 - 5:04pm
 
What Do You Want From RP? - buddy - Jan 22, 2020 - 2:53pm
 
Movie Quote - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2020 - 10:32am
 
A Sad Day, Indeed - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:09am
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » Amazon Echo/Alexa stream not working
Post to this Topic
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

BillG Avatar

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

buddy Avatar

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.
buddy

buddy Avatar

Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 8:47am

 Ftaira wrote:
My speaker group doesn't respond always for my requests to play Radio Paradise on TuneIn.  It seems fine with other requests.  I find myself using a portible sony speaker to travel with me throughout the house but that's ridiculous.  I love RP and want to continue being a supporter.   Wish someone could figure out this snafu.  Is it Amazon interference?  Is it RP?  
 
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!
BillG

BillG Avatar

Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 8:05am



 Ftaira wrote:
My speaker group doesn't respond always for my requests to play Radio Paradise on TuneIn.  It seems fine with other requests.  I find myself using a portible sony speaker to travel with me throughout the house but that's ridiculous.  I love RP and want to continue being a supporter.   Wish someone could figure out this snafu.  Is it Amazon interference?  Is it RP?  
 

We have no control over what happens with TuneIn. And, unfortunately, Amazon has not opened up their speaker-group functionality to developers like us — just to a select few like TuneIn. 

As for why you would have problems with RP & not other stations on TuneIn, that's probably related to our bitrate, which is higher than pretty much any other TuneIn stations (or Amazon Music). We have lower bitrates available, but TuneIn defaults to the highest one (for better sound). 

Once we're able to support speaker groups ourselves, this situation should improve. Until then, all I can suggest is to make sure that all of your Echo units are on 2.4 hGz rather than 5 gHz WiFi. That will generally give better results. Though if you're on 2.4 already, you might give 5 a try.
piratesbaseball4...



Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 6:19am

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
Ftaira

Ftaira Avatar



Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 7:27am

My speaker group doesn't respond always for my requests to play Radio Paradise on TuneIn.  It seems fine with other requests.  I find myself using a portible sony speaker to travel with me throughout the house but that's ridiculous.  I love RP and want to continue being a supporter.   Wish someone could figure out this snafu.  Is it Amazon interference?  Is it RP?  
jarro

jarro Avatar

Location: #guads
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 11, 2019 - 6:54pm

That's really weird.
Sounds like it stopped working for you along time ago.   

I've poked around the Amazon forums and I do see some complaints about people  suddenly not able to play music.
The usual things to try are power cycling everything or  factory reset.   But that seems unlikely to help in your case.   So many devices over such a long period.

I'm sort of going through the same thing with a Sonos One,  it  suddenly stopped working with any music skill.   Different networks and a factory reset so far don't help.
Only thing  I haven't had a chance to try yet is setting it up with a different  Amazon account to see if the current one is corrupted somehow.


On the positive side.   On my echo the  TuneIn skill has started to work again.
"Alexa play Radio Paradise on TuneIn"  should  be working.


Do any other music skills work for you?




 jtdenver wrote:
Hi Bill, no, no speaker groups. 

I have three Alexas in two different houses. All of them stopped playing RP several months ago. I've been trying again today, and no luck.

TuneIn no longer carries RP on Alexa as well.

Is there anything I can do to help debug/troubleshoot? I've tried enabling/re-enabling and acount linking/de-linking. The only command that works is "Alexa, as Radio Paradise what is playing." I've tried sync, resume, skip, etc, but nothing works. 

 BillG wrote:


 jtdenver wrote:

We have the same issue on our two Echo dots. Stopped working about 3 months ago. Says "Welcome to Radio Paradise" but doesn't play anything.
mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!

 


 

Do you have them included in a speaker group?  If so, you'll need to use "Alexa, play Radio Paradise on TuneIn".
 


 


jtdenver

jtdenver Avatar



Posted: Dec 11, 2019 - 4:44pm

Hi Bill, no, no speaker groups. 

I have three Alexas in two different houses. All of them stopped playing RP several months ago. I've been trying again today, and no luck.

TuneIn no longer carries RP on Alexa as well.

Is there anything I can do to help debug/troubleshoot? I've tried enabling/re-enabling and acount linking/de-linking. The only command that works is "Alexa, as Radio Paradise what is playing." I've tried sync, resume, skip, etc, but nothing works. 

 BillG wrote:


 jtdenver wrote:

We have the same issue on our two Echo dots. Stopped working about 3 months ago. Says "Welcome to Radio Paradise" but doesn't play anything.
mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!

 


 

Do you have them included in a speaker group?  If so, you'll need to use "Alexa, play Radio Paradise on TuneIn".
 


jarro

jarro Avatar

Location: #guads
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 28, 2019 - 4:58pm


Unfortunately TuneIn is the recommended fallback  but  they're not handling RP requests correctly on Alexa at the moment.

One other thing you can try is  " Alexa skip "  if  resume doesn't work.    ( Allows it to play a new file from the start,  which can help on a couple of the earliest models )


 gitpissd wrote:
I have an Alexa. I live in the US and I have been having issues for a bit. The Main mix no longer plays at all. I used to be able to get it to run for a while and would then have to ask Alexa to resume and it would. I can no longer get the Main mix to work.  The other channels will play a few songs and then will no longer work. I have disabled and re-enabled the skill. I have no issues with any other radio station. If I try playing on tunein I get "Radio Paradise in not available on Tuniein Live". I logged onto my Alexa account to see if I could see anything and noticed that everytime I asked alexa to play RP there was a notification asking me to link my account. I thought maybe this was stopping successful play so I linked my accounts but it still does not work.
 


gitpissd



Posted: Oct 28, 2019 - 2:25pm

I have an Alexa. I live in the US and I have been having issues for a bit. The Main mix no longer plays at all. I used to be able to get it to run for a while and would then have to ask Alexa to resume and it would. I can no longer get the Main mix to work.  The other channels will play a few songs and then will no longer work. I have disabled and re-enabled the skill. I have no issues with any other radio station. If I try playing on tunein I get "Radio Paradise in not available on Tuniein Live". I logged onto my Alexa account to see if I could see anything and noticed that everytime I asked alexa to play RP there was a notification asking me to link my account. I thought maybe this was stopping successful play so I linked my accounts but it still does not work.
piratesbaseball4...



Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 1:42pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
The issue we have had since we bought an echo is that the RP stream just drops randomly. We say: "Alexa resume" and it picks up where it left off.

 

Mine just started this.
it will usually play about 2 or 3 Songs and then stop.
anyone else having problems?
jarro

jarro Avatar

Location: #guads
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 17, 2019 - 8:42am

Seeing a lot of issues  with Alexa and Alexa on Sonos at the moment.

For  an Amazon Alexa device  it's not playing Radio Paradise,  via Tune In.    Says something about it not being available on Tune In Live.

Does seem to be working via Google Assistant currently.   Could try adding Google Assistant  as the voice service on the Sonos instead of Alexa.
Not availalble in many countries yet though so may not be an option.   



 scrubbrush wrote:
I'm using the new Sonos one with Alexa. I specifically bought the One because i listen to RP so much .  I'm growing to hate Alexa... not RP's fault but I'm hoping someone can help.

as of a few weeks ago, I can't even get Alexa to pull up Radio Paradise on TuneIn
.

When i say "alexa, play radio paradise on TuneIn" or "Alexa, tell Tunein to play radio paradise" Alexa announces that "Radio Paradise on TuneIn live isn't available right now" and the Sonos player/app Paradise shows that it is trying to connect to some stream with a logo that says "nonstop" (i'd attach a screenshot of the logo if i could).

is this just my system or is there another station called Radio Paradise that is hijacking this command in alexa/tunein?

 


scrubbrush

scrubbrush Avatar

Location: Dark Side of the Cube
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 16, 2019 - 8:21pm

I'm using the new Sonos one with Alexa. I specifically bought the One because i listen to RP so much .  I'm growing to hate Alexa... not RP's fault but I'm hoping someone can help.

as of a few weeks ago, I can't even get Alexa to pull up Radio Paradise on TuneIn .

When i say "alexa, play radio paradise on TuneIn" or "Alexa, tell Tunein to play radio paradise" Alexa announces that "Radio Paradise on TuneIn live isn't available right now" and the Sonos player/app Paradise shows that it is trying to connect to some stream with a logo that says "nonstop" (i'd attach a screenshot of the logo if i could).

is this just my system or is there another station called Radio Paradise that is hijacking this command in alexa/tunein?

BillG

BillG Avatar

Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 14, 2019 - 1:53pm



 drtracey wrote:


 BillG wrote:


 jtdenver wrote:

We have the same issue on our two Echo dots. Stopped working about 3 months ago. Says "Welcome to Radio Paradise" but doesn't play anything.
mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!

 


 

Do you have them included in a speaker group?  If so, you'll need to use "Alexa, play Radio Paradise on TuneIn".
 
I have the same issue (no group). Just says welcome to radio paradise and then silence

 
I'll bet you're listening in Europe, right?

A server misconfiguration was affecting some European Alexa listeners. I just fixed that. Should be OK now.

Sorry about that!

drtracey

drtracey Avatar

Location: uk
Gender: Female


Posted: Oct 14, 2019 - 12:44pm



 BillG wrote:


 jtdenver wrote:

We have the same issue on our two Echo dots. Stopped working about 3 months ago. Says "Welcome to Radio Paradise" but doesn't play anything.
mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!

 


 

Do you have them included in a speaker group?  If so, you'll need to use "Alexa, play Radio Paradise on TuneIn".
 
I have the same issue (no group). Just says welcome to radio paradise and then silence

BillG

BillG Avatar

Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 5, 2019 - 8:59am



 jtdenver wrote:

We have the same issue on our two Echo dots. Stopped working about 3 months ago. Says "Welcome to Radio Paradise" but doesn't play anything.
mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!

 


 

Do you have them included in a speaker group?  If so, you'll need to use "Alexa, play Radio Paradise on TuneIn".
jtdenver

jtdenver Avatar



Posted: Jun 5, 2019 - 7:19am


We have the same issue on our two Echo dots. Stopped working about 3 months ago. Says "Welcome to Radio Paradise" but doesn't play anything.
mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!

 


Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Apr 18, 2019 - 4:52pm

The issue we have had since we bought an echo is that the RP stream just drops randomly. We say: "Alexa resume" and it picks up where it left off.


BillG

BillG Avatar

Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 18, 2019 - 1:06pm



 mhm wrote:
Hello,

Anyone else having a problem with the Skill on Amazon Echo / Alexa? I say "Alexa, play Radio Paradise", it says "Welcome to Radio Paradise", then sometimes a song plays briefly, then goes silent, or I hear Bill say something like "Welcome to Radio Paradise" then silence. 

It works if I ask, "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Radio Paradise."

I've tried disabling, then re-enabling the skill and  re-linking my account, but no luck.

Thanks!
 

We're investigating.