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scandanavian_haven
09 May 24 00:03
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they don't let you listen anymore on Alexa unless you link alexa to a talksport account, without giving any reason at all as to why they want you to do that, what's the point? don't get it, no other radio station that I know of asks you to do that, lost a listener but they wont care lol.
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Report swiftynifty May 9, 2024 12:23 AM BST
Can't you ask somebody else?
Report scandanavian_haven May 9, 2024 1:01 AM BST
found some stuff online and twitter

Geo121

April 9, 2023 at 2:31 PM
Planet Radio now requires an account set up on their own app to access their stations. You can sign up for a free account with ads or a prime account without ads.  Obviously they want to have ownership of their listeners for advertising purposes.


@robmarshall33

So finally
@talkSPORT
have cut off listeners who listen on #alexa and who refuse to link listening to the app. Wonder what their advertisers make of it ! Was always nice to listen but privacy means a lot.


@KB127

@talkSPORT
Been trying to link to my Alexa since the messages begain, it's never worked so now I can't listen. 5Live for me from now on.


@Stuarthowlett1

@talkSPORT
why do I need an account? To listen on Alexa thought it was free ??



@croupier1970
·
8h
Well that's me done with
@talkSPORT
as I'm not sinking you to my Alexa for "FREE".
  Loved listening but I hate when companies force things upon people.

Was a day one listener but I won't be missed
#Talksport




@SnowWolfy7
@talkSPORT
not sure why you have been nagging me to link my alexa account just to listen to you. But now I can't listen because my accounts just won't link. No matter what I do.



@Secret5quirrels
@talksport
can you make it anymore difficult just to listen to your station on my Alexa? Hopeless and no doubt you’ll lose listeners just so you can gather email addresses?! I can now only listen in the car! Switching stations I guess in the daytime
Report scandanavian_haven May 9, 2024 1:02 AM BST
News International want your personal data
Report brentford May 9, 2024 9:45 AM BST
Everyone wants your personal data these days as they believe targeted advertising is a lot more effective,

I'd imagine they are correct in this - though I'm sure like many others,  I don't really do ads (mute, or change channel) so some peoples data will be of more use than others.
Report themightymac May 9, 2024 6:47 PM BST
Don`t trust Alexa. I wouldn`t have her in the house.
Report themightymac May 9, 2024 6:48 PM BST
SH why don`t you just listen through the TalkSport radio channel on Freeview?
Report themightymac May 9, 2024 6:50 PM BST
Channel 723 on Freeview
Report sparrow May 9, 2024 7:00 PM BST
What a load of old codswallop!
Report scandanavian_haven May 9, 2024 7:24 PM BST
I want to be able to switch radio stations with voice control when I wanted to, I have normal radio and they're on youtube, but got to used to not pressing buttons anymore Grin
Report Des Pond May 9, 2024 7:35 PM BST
They ask you for DOB and other details just to listen to minute plus behind live commentary on their useless app. Feck off! Sad What do they take people for?
Report SlippyBlue May 9, 2024 9:18 PM BST
I completely agree with our man Sparrow.

Happy
Report Regbutler May 9, 2024 10:17 PM BST
Cheers SH...
Stopped me from listening to talksport on Alexa last night... Been telling me to link up for months but just ignored it
I like to tell the bedroom Alexa to play talksport for 20 minutes so it goes off after I nod off
Gonna try and link up now
Report themightymac May 9, 2024 10:26 PM BST
Turn off Alexa. Say out loud as if you are speaking to someone in your company, "I`m really thinking of booking a Holiday to Greece this year"!

Turn your laptop on next day and I bet adverts for Greek holidays start to pop up randomly within 48 hours, despite having turned Alexa off before you said it out loud.
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