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Make Your Smart Speaker BOSS!

Listening to Boss Boss Radio has never been easier, and there’s never been so many ways to listen.  The newest way to listen to internet radio, without a computer or smart phone, is via a smart speaker.  Both Amazon and Google have some great sounding smart speakers that do more than just play music.  They are voice activated and can do everything from lower the temperature on your house thermostat to ordering your groceries online.  They also work somewhat like a smartphone (Amazon’s Echo can now make phone calls) in that they have lots of features and one of them is playing audio files and streaming audio from the internet.

The set-up is easy, they connect wirelessly to your wifi network, and then the rest is all about listening.  If you are one of the millions of people that already own one of these smart speakers, you already know what they are capable of.  If you haven’t listened to Boss Boss Radio yet, it’s easy to do, and all you need is your voice:

“Alexa, play Boss Boss Radio on TuneIn”  or “OK Google, play Boss Boss Radio on TuneIn”

And that’s it.  You will be connected to the Boss.  We leave our Echos on 24/7 playing the Boss and even if there is an outage of some sort, many times Boss Boss Radio will begin playing again once the outage is over.

Here’s what we’ve found:  Both the Echo and the Echo Dot (the small speaker) work the same way, but the speaker in the Echo is much richer.  The Echo Dot is still a nice quality sound compared to your smartphone onboard speaker or laptop speakers.

One more thing, because these speakers “learn” from use, we’ve seen that you may have to say “TuneIn Radio” instead of “TuneIn” at first, but after a few times you should be able to just say:

“[wake word for your device] play Boss Boss Radio.”  Echo learned that very quickly after a few sign ins.

Comments?  How do you love your smart speaker? Do you own a Google Home (we haven’t tested this yet). We’d love your feedback below.

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