Other ways of listening eg Alexa
If you have an Internet connection (wi-fi):
There are many ways for you to listen online, and it may take a little experimentation, perhaps with the help of friends or family, to find which works best for you.
Alexa is a service enabled by Amazon that enables you to have a dialogue with a ‘virtual helper’ called Alexa. There are many ways to access Alexa. The simplest is to use a special device called a ‘smart speaker’. This is a speaker that responds to your spoken voice commands. You can use it for lots of different things, including listening to Chatterbox. To make it work, you simply talk to a mythical lady inside it called Alexa.
We can supply you with a smart speaker at no charge and set it up for you if you wish. Please call us on 01603 765365 for information.
Useful Alexa commands may be found by following this link:
You can hear the current editions of all our material by going to Listen now and using the player there. More advanced players that enable you to change playback speed, download episodes etc.are may be found on the following links:
Talking Newspapers Federation (TNF) App
If you have a smartphone, you can download the TNF app and listen on your phone. Search for ‘talking newspaper app’ on Google Play Store (Android) or go to https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/talking-newspaper/id1441802700 to find the IoS version. The app allows you to listen to any UK talking newspaper service that has subscribed to it. You can use your telephone dial pad to control what you listen to and to move around tracks or repeat segments.
You can hear our material as a Google Podcast on any platform that will support the Google Podcast app, e.g. smartphone, tablet, iPad. Using the podcast format has the advantage that new episodes can be downloaded automatically and you will be notified when they are available. Search for e.g. ‘chatterbox talking newspaper’ when you have downloaded the Google Podcast app.