Alexa Skills are voice-driven capabilities that enhance the functionality of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices.
This article will guide you through using the Live365 Single Station Alexa Skills, which are included free of charge starting with the Broadcast 2 package and up.
- Supported Devices
- How to Enable the Skill
- How to Launch the Skill
- How to Stop the Skill
- Alexa Invocation Limitations
The Live365 Single Station Alexa Skills are compatible with a variety of Alexa-enabled devices, including:
- Amazon Echo: Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, etc.
- Third-party Alexa devices: Devices from other manufacturers with Alexa integration.
Note: Ensure that your Alexa device is connected to the internet and linked to your Amazon account before proceeding.
How to Enable the Skill
Follow these steps to enable your station’s Alexa Skill on your device:
- Begin by saying, "Alexa, enable Skill."
- Alexa will prompt you to specify which skill you want to enable. Say the name of the Live365 skill that you wish to enable. For example, "Classic Rock Radio."
- Once you've successfully enabled the skill, you're ready to play your station.
How to Launch the Skill
After enabling the skill, you can easily launch it by using the following invocation:
- "Alexa, play [station name]."
For example, if you enabled the "Classic Rock Radio" skill, you would say, "Alexa, play Classic Rock Radio."
How to Stop the Skill
To stop the skill while it's playing your station, you can say:
- "Alexa, stop."
This will halt playback and return your Alexa device to its default state.
Alexa Invocation Limitations
The invocation represents the name of your Alexa Skill and the words that Alexa users need to pronounce in order to enable or start your Alexa Skill. These are a few known limitations that you should consider when setting up your Single Station Alexa Skill:
- Cannot use connecting words like “and”, “or”, “if” in your station name/skill naming.
- Cannot reference ”TV” in your station/skill naming.
- If using “The” it must have 2 words after it. The invocation name should contain two words and the grammatical article “the” is not considered a word.
- If there is an abbreviation we should use “.” (dot) between the words. As an example, Kradio should go for “k. radio” as an invocation.
- When there are numbers in the station name, the invocation name should contain letters. For example: “ninety seven”.
- Regional dialects, accents, or pronunciations may affect ease of launching as listeners may pronounce your station name differently than how Amazon’s servers are expecting.
Note: It's important to note that Alexa invocations should be clear and concise. Avoid using overly complex or lengthy phrases, as this may result in Alexa misinterpreting your request.
For any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding Single Station Alexa Skills, please contact our knowledgeable Support Team by creating a new ticket.
Please be aware that our support is limited to the basic functionality of the skill and its associated invocation. If you encounter technical issues with your device itself or require assistance beyond what's covered in this help article, you may reach out to Amazon Support for further assistance.