OK Google, play CBC Radio One

It’s tricky to get my Google Home to play CBC Radio One: depending on the way I ask, it’s as likely, for reasons unknown, to play the private radio station CFCY instead.

Here’s a transcript of my attempts:

Me: OK Google, play CBC Radio One.

Google Home: Streaming 95.1 FM CFCY from Tunein.

Me: OK Google, stop. OK Google, play CBC Radio.

Google Home: Streaming 95.1 FM CFCY from Tunein.

Me: OK Google, stop. OK Google, play CBC Charlottetown.

Google Home: Streaming CBC Radio One from Tunein.

I’ve almost trained my brain to do this the right way every time, but I still get it wrong about 20% of the time.

Comments

Mitch's picture
Mitch on February 3, 2021 - 09:39 Permalink

FWIW, I had a very similar issue with Alexa. The remedy in that case was a very short and clean "Alexa, play 96.1". From that command it seemed to sort out that I meant the 96.1 corresponding with my geographical location.

Lucio Saverio-Eastman's picture
Lucio Saverio-E... on February 4, 2021 - 18:59 Permalink

I just tried it with Alexa
Me: "Alexa, play CBC radio."
Alexa: "CBC radio from Toronto on Tunein."

josh's picture
josh on February 10, 2021 - 09:22 Permalink

So covenience gained through the device roughly equals the convenience taken away by the device. At least you get the added bonus of constant surveillance by unknown third parties.