Reply to post: Another work-around.

BBC said it'll pull radio streams from TuneIn to slurp more of your data but nobody noticed till Amazon put its foot in it

Chris Malme

Another work-around.

Go into your echo device settings, and and device options, and pick a non-UK language. For example, English (Australia/New Zealand).

Once the new language has downloaded and your device has switched, you will find that BBC on TuneIn works again.

Note:

if you just say "Alexa, play Radio 4", it will still default to BBC Sounds.

But if you say "Alexa, play Radio 4 on TuneIn", it will play on TuneIn.

If you say "Alexa, wake me up to Radio 4 on TuneIn", it will ask you what time, and then wake you up with Radio 4.

If you say "Alexa, play Radio 4 on <name of multi-group>", it will play on the whole group, even though only one device has been changed.

Obviously, this is not ideal, as it may affect other country-specific skills that you use.

But I currently have an English (Canada) Dot running in my lounge, as well as my other devices - normally muted, but available for setting up multi-room playing.

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