Starting today, you can get SCIFI.radio on your Alexa Echo devices, completely free.
For years now, you’ve been able to get the latest news from SCIFI.radio through your Alexa smart speaker or display device – if you haven’t tried this before, just go to to the Alexa app on your phone and add the SCIFI.radio Flash Briefing to your morning news briefing. It will read the most recent post from the SCIFI.radio web site out loud for you you don’t miss the latest.
Playing the station itself, though, has been an elusive problem. You could use TuneIn to listen to SCIFI.radio – when it worked, which was frequently a roll of the dice. Sometimes you’d roll a natural 20, and it would play fine. Then sometimes you’d roll a ‘1’ – crit fail. TuneIn doesn’t work reliably in every country, either – and in some countries, for some stations, not at all.
With TuneIn not working reliably for us on Roku either, we’re going to be developing our own custom player on Roku directly, which will open up a whole new world of listeners for the station.
As of today, these problems are gone – SCIFI.radio now plays directly through its own Alexa skill, and should play just fine everywhere where Alexa skills are distributed, including the U.K.
From all of us at SCIFI.radio, thank you for being with us. The best is yet to come.
— Gene Turnbow
SCIFI.radio founder and Station Manager
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