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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.

To setup the skill, say to your Alexa device:

Alexa, enable Talking Newspapers

Alternatively you may enable the skill in the Alexa App as follows:

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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