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Listening with Alexa

For most TNs, this is possible using the British Wireless for the Blind Fund‘s Talking Newspapers skill.

Setting up the skill on your Alexa is quite straightforward, simply say “Alexa enable Talking Newspapers”.

If you are using the Alexa App, simply:

Open App -> More -> Skills and Games -> Search -> “Talking Newspapers” -> Enable

Once the skill is enabled, you can play a Talking Newspaper by saying:

“Alexa, ask Talking Newspapers to play <<Name of Talking Newspaper>>”

Whilst the service is playing there are a number of commands you may use:

  • “Alexa, next track”
  • “Alexa, previous track”
  • “Alexa, pause”
  • “Alexa, play”
  • “Alexa, stop”
  • “Alexa, cancel”  to exit completely.

A fuller, printable guide is available below:

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