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Using echo abroad with BBC Sounds?

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Using echo abroad with BBC Sounds?
« on: October 09, 2023, 12:12:03 am »
I'm a UK echo flex user. Having found out how to get it to work in a Spanish hotel (travel router), I want to listen to BBC Sounds catch up programmes. I can listen live but asking Alexa for previously broadcast programmes results in her telling me she is going to play the programme and then - silence. However, it did work once so I live in hope.

Re: Using echo abroad with BBC Sounds?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2023, 02:27:35 pm »
it is hard to say.  you can try disabling, then enable the skill again.  I am in the US and listen to bbc news and sometimes get nothing but blank air too after alexa announcing "and now playing bbc news

Online AlanH

Re: Using echo abroad with BBC Sounds?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2023, 03:42:47 am »
It might be worth getting a 30 day free trial with a VPN, setting your location as the UK and seeing if that makes a difference.