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  Reply # 1708223 23-Jan-2017 18:28
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Blanch: What's the best place to download latest APK? I can't find Alexa app on apkmirror.com

 

 

 

What benefit does downloading an APK do for NZers? I am using it successfully without doing this.

 

 

I use to setup my smart lights and the shopping list is good.

 

 


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  Reply # 1708227 23-Jan-2017 18:44
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mattwnz:

 

Blanch: What's the best place to download latest APK? I can't find Alexa app on apkmirror.com

 

 

 

What benefit does downloading an APK do for NZers? I am using it successfully without doing this.

 

 

I use to setup my smart lights and the shopping list is good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can also use the shopping list. Also I can setup my Wemo switches with lights, although haven't tried it with philips Hues yet. Aprt from the echo thinking I am in Seattle, I haven't noticed any real restrictions on it's use without using the APK. 


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  Reply # 1708231 23-Jan-2017 18:52
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Blanch: What's the best place to download latest APK? I can't find Alexa app on apkmirror.com


 


What benefit does downloading an APK do for NZers? I am using it successfully without doing this.


Gives you the Android app which is not available in New Zealand

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  Reply # 1708233 23-Jan-2017 18:56
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mattwnz:

 

Blanch: What's the best place to download latest APK? I can't find Alexa app on apkmirror.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What benefit does downloading an APK do for NZers? I am using it successfully without doing this.

 


Gives you the Android app which is not available in New Zealand

 

 

 

Ah ok, that makes sense. I am using the iOS app,which you can get by just setting up a free US itunes acccount. Hadn't thought of setting  up the app on my android phone. 


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  Reply # 1708234 23-Jan-2017 19:00
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The Amazon shopping app will give you amazon underground which will then enable you to download the Alexa app on Android. It is also handy for grabbing the Fire TV remote app.





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  Reply # 1708287 23-Jan-2017 20:22
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tripp:

Blanch: What's the best place to download latest APK? I can't find Alexa app on apkmirror.com


 


Install the amazon app store and get it from that :)


It will also update it when a new one comes out


Thanks I will give this a try

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  Reply # 1708399 24-Jan-2017 00:06
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I was looking for just that thing, thanks


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  Reply # 1708471 24-Jan-2017 09:53
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Anyone able to get Radio Sport on iheartradio working when you say it? When I say Radio Sport, it goes to Sports Radio in the US, even though Radio Sport is on iheartradio. But I can get it manually using the echo app.

 

 

 

 

How did you get iheartradio working? I can't even get the option for it to show up, I can only see amazon music and tunein.


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  Reply # 1708570 24-Jan-2017 11:49
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iHeartRadio requires you changing your amazon account location to the USA. Be aware that it will kick you out of any families you have set up when you do this. And won't let you join/make another for 6 months.


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  Reply # 1708573 24-Jan-2017 11:52
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iHeartRadio requires you changing your amazon account location to the USA. Be aware that it will kick you out of any families you have set up when you do this. And won't let you join/make another for 6 months.

 

 

That's what I thought, and my account has always been US based, which is why I've found it strange that I can't see the option.


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  Reply # 1708653 24-Jan-2017 13:19
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Disrespective:

 

iHeartRadio requires you changing your amazon account location to the USA. Be aware that it will kick you out of any families you have set up when you do this. And won't let you join/make another for 6 months.

 

 

That's what I thought, and my account has always been US based, which is why I've found it strange that I can't see the option.

 

 

 

 

Are you sure you aren't just using a US address? That's not enough to have the station appear. Go to you ramazon account and then to Manage Your Content and Devices, and the Settings pane. Check your country setting is for United States and it should work a few minutes later.


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  Reply # 1708767 24-Jan-2017 15:08
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tripp:

Blanch: What's the best place to download latest APK? I can't find Alexa app on apkmirror.com


 


Install the amazon app store and get it from that :)


It will also update it when a new one comes out


Thanks I will give this a try


Thanks download app store from my mobile www.amazon.com/androidapp

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  Reply # 1711099 28-Jan-2017 16:23
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Has someone here got the time and skill to write an Echo skill that would play the latest hourly radio New Zealand news bulletin upon demand?  I for one would fine such a skill very useful.


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  Reply # 1711101 28-Jan-2017 16:29
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Brilliant suggestion!  Wish l had the "skills" (excuse the pun) but l heartily support the idea. 

 

Cheers, 

 

DJO

 

 


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  Reply # 1711192 28-Jan-2017 22:07
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I have set it up to get the latest bulletin from RadioLive news. Still trying to get Radio NZ news working, which is what I'm really after. Just having a play with wireshark to determine what I'm missing.

 

The difficulty is that I'm not the content owner, so can't publish the skill for others to use. You can however easily register as a developer, and keep the feed in testing mode. That way it'll work on any echos registered to your amazon account.

 

The process was fairly simple.

 

Steps involved:

 

1. Register for a free developer account on developer.amazon.com

 

2. Click Alexa->Alexa skills kit

 

3. Click "Add a new skill"

 

4. Click "Flash briefing skill API"

 

5. Fill in each of the stages up to testing. For the news feed, you'll need a file hosted somewhere that returns the appropriate json data. The amazon documentation gives you an example of what you need.

 

6. Click "Yes" for start testing this skill.

 

Then, go to the alexa app (or alexa.amazon.com) and click skills. In the top right, click "Your skills" and search for the name you entered at step 5. Then go to settings->flash briefing and enable it.

 

PM me if you need an example of the json data. I'll post again if I get Radio NZ working.


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