Two New Alexa Handball Skills – Flash Briefing & Handball Radio

Posted on Oct 7 2019 - 3:01am by DV

“Alexa, Play my Flash Briefing”

We are very pleased to bring you an Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill (developed originally for Patreon Supporters of the WPH) – WPHLiveTV Handball News.  The skill enables you to listen to the latest news & information from around the world of handball, courtesy of WPHLiveTV. 

Up-to-date tournament scores, post match recaps and previews– all updated throughout the week.  We even give scoring updates from events and have ran contests!! (To read more about “Handball Radio” Scroll down)

 

The system we developed for Patreon Supporters gives us the ability to upload audio MP3 files and mark them active or inactive. The skill automatically retrieves the active uploaded audio files and plays them when it is invoked.

Here is a demo :

https://wphlive.tv/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/active2.mp3

Description

You now have the latest news & information from around the world of handball, courtesy of WPHLiveTV. Up-to-date tournament scores, post match recaps and previews– all updated throughout the week.

Just add WPHLiveTV Handball News to your Flash Briefing, then say “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” to tune in.

Skill Details

…Give it a try!!!


Handball Radio – A Podcast Skill On Amazon Alexa

Handball Radio is a custom Amazon Alexa podcast skill that we developed for our WPH Patreon Supporters. The skill will be released to the public eventually, but you get to know about it first!

This new Alexa skill allows handball fans to play Dave & Dave Handball Sports Podcast right from their Amazon Alexa devices. The skill supports the standard Alexa podcast features such as playing the feed, skipping to next episode, going to previous episode, pausing the currently playing episode, resuming the last played episode and stopping the currently playing episode. In addition, users can play a particular episode, fast forward or even rewind! 

(Friend of the WPH, Piyush, created this video explaining how the system works on the Alexa Show device)

Demo

Basic Controls – Play, Pause, Resume, Next, Previous, Stop

https://youtu.be/sgwfLWlOYKE 

Fast Forward

https://youtu.be/O2HIfZNgoz4 

Rewind 

https://youtu.be/RPYmyvlnh9I 

Play a particular episode

https://youtu.be/d0u4tHp3cPs 

Listen to Handball Radio on Alexa. Simply enable this skill and say: Alexa, play Handball Radio

Do you have an existing podcast hosted on a WordPress site, TuneIn, iTunes, Libsyn or another podcast service? We can help port it to Alexa. Contact us if you are interested: Info@wphlive.tv

HOW TO GET THIS SKILL TO WORK

Description

A Sports & Entertainment Radio Program (Podcast) from the Administrators of the Race4Eight Professional Handball Tour, Powered by ESPN, and the Voice of All-Things Handball!

Listen to Dave Vincent & David Fink, from the World Players of Handball, plus special guests, as they entertain with current events, celebrity birthdays, contests, interviews; News, Sports & Weather updates and… of course, the sport of Handball!

To get started, simply say, “Alexa, Play Handball Radio.”

Here is the complete list of commands you can use, while navigating through their radio playlist:

“Alexa, Play Handball Radio” – This command will start the radio (podcast) program.

After you have begun listening to the Radio show, you can use these commands:

“Alexa, Next”
“Alexa, Previous”
“Alexa, Play”
“Alexa, Stop”
“Alexa, Pause”
“Alexa, Resume”
“Alexa, Start Over”

You can even have Alexa jump to a specific episode; rewind and fast forward! Just say this:
“Alexa, ask Handball Radio to play episode [number].” I wanted to listen to Episode four, so I said, “Alexa, ask Handball Radio to play episode four.”

“Alexa, ask Handball Radio to Fast Forward” …The default fast forward time is one minute. If you want to fast forward with a specific time, you can do that too!

“Alexa, ask Handball Radio to Fast Forward by fifteen minutes”

“Alexa, ask Handball Radio to Rewind” …the default rewind is one minute. If you want to rewind with a specific time, you can do that as well!

“Alexa, ask Handball Radio to Rewind by fifteen minutes”

“Alexa, ask Handball Radio for help”

To learn more about this radio show (Podcast), the Alexa skill and how to get started with the sport of handball, GO HERE: https://wphlive.tv

Skill Details

Supported Languages

English (AU), English (CA), English (GB), English (IN), English (US) 

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