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Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"

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Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:53:59 am »
There's a song called Redbone by Childish Gambino that I like, but when I try to get alexa to play it she thinks I'm saying "Red Balloon". Is anyone able to recreate this issue and offer tips on a solution?

Offline kevb

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Re: Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 10:00:04 am »
I just asked it to play "redbone by childish gambino" and it worked for me.

Re: Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 10:04:12 am »
I think it might just be the way I talk, amazon clearly just hates the English  ;)

Re: Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 10:40:55 am »
It's not just you -- I can't get Alexa to play that song. Oddly, "play Leon Redbone" presents no problem.

Offline AlanH

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Re: Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 11:13:41 am »
Plays OK for me in Spotify. Awful track, though.

Re: Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 03:40:04 pm »
I think it might just be the way I talk, amazon clearly just hates the English  ;)
Try the Voice Training option which is on the Alexa app.

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Re: Alexa Cannot Understand the Word "Redbone"
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 03:53:02 pm »
I think it might just be the way I talk, amazon clearly just hates the English  ;)
Try the Voice Training option which is on the Alexa app.
Not in the UK.