ClockRadio - Alexa Skill

ClockRadio

MapScallion, LLC

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Or say "Alexa, enable ClockRadio"

Wake to music! ClockRadio allows you to use Alexa to set an alarm or timer that plays music from SHOUTcast radio stations.

ClockRadio is the first Alexa skill that allows you to set an alarm or timer that plays music. It plays music related to a chosen artist or genre by finding the closest available match from SHOUTcast radio stations (http://shoutcast.com/). If no match is found, a random music selection is played.<br/><br/>Only one ClockRadio alarm or timer can be set at a time. ClockRadio alarms can be set for a single time within the next 24 hours. Timers can be set to any interval in seconds, minutes or hours up to 1 day. If another skill uses Alexa&rsquo;s AudioPlayer to play audio before the set time, the ClockRadio alarm or timer will be canceled.<br/><br/>To set an alarm: &ldquo;Alexa, ask ClockRadio to play {Artist/Genre} at {Time}&rdquo;<br/><br/>To set a timer: &ldquo;Alexa, ask ClockRadio to play {Artist/Genre} in {Duration Seconds/Minutes/Hours}&rdquo;<br/><br/>To play SHOUTcast immediately: &ldquo;Alexa, ask ClockRadio to play {Artist/Genre}&rdquo;<br/><br/>If the search term {Artist/Genre} is omitted or no search results are found, ClockRadio will play random SHOUTcast stations.<br/><br/>To stop or cancel the alarm or timer: &ldquo;Alexa, stop&rdquo;<br/><br/>ClockRadio does not require an uninterrupted internet connection, but the internet must be connected when the alarm or timer is set and at the time the music starts playing.<br/><br/>ClockRadio predicts the local time zone using the Alexa IP address. The predicted time zone may be inaccurate, especially if Alexa connects to the internet using a proxy server located in a different time zone. If the time zone is incorrect, the alarm will play music at the wrong time. The timer will operate correctly regardless of the time zone. ClockRadio utilizes IP address data from IP2Location LITE (http://lite.ip2location.com/database/ip-country-region-city-latitude-longitude), combined with time zone data from Timezone Boundary Builder (https://github.com/evansiroky/timezone-boundary-builder).


Invocation Name

clock radio

Interaction Examples

Alexa, ask ClockRadio to play Adele at 8 AM
Alexa, ask ClockRadio to play Classic Rock in 10 seconds
Alexa, ask ClockRadio to play Beethoven

Release Date

October 21st 2017