How To Listen

We are sometimes asked “How can I listen to HCR on my Smart Speaker?” “How do I tune in on my mobile?” Well, I was thinking that I would make sure there was a solution to read, for people who want to tune in to the station. Basically, Harrogate Community Radio can be picked up on anything with an internet connection; be this a smartphone or tablet, smart-speaker or computer.

How Do I Listen To Harrogate Community Radio My Smart-Phone

We have an App! If you use an Apple iPhone head HERE and if you use an Android then please head HERE. Failing the use of the App, just head to the website, On both the App and the website, hit the PLAY button in the bottom-right-hand corner of your screen, near the coffee cup. This will stream the broadcast on your smart device. It is handy if you are out around town picking up a pizza from Major Tom’s, a growler from The Disappearing Chin or just getting some exercise.

How Do I Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On My Computer

If you are connected to the internet, head to this website,, and look in the top-right-hand corner of your browser window. Do you see this in the top of your window?

Click on the ‘Listen’ button and a player appears. If you plan on navigating away from the site and doing further browsing, such as reading The Stray Ferret, then click on the ‘Player’ button and a pop up window will appear, streaming our excellent station. This window will keep the broadcast going until you close the small pop-up.

How Do I Listen To Harrogate Community Radio on Alexa

What is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon’s virtual personal assistant. It lives within the Echo series of Smart Speakers that are in circulation – it is voice controlled and you will need the ‘Skill’ ‘Harrogate Community Radio‘ within Alexa to stream the station. ‘Harrogate Community Radio‘ is a ‘Skill’ on the Amazon Marketplace – you will need to use the ‘Skill’ to stream Harrogate Community Radio. There are three ways to install a ‘Skill’ on your Alexa Device: you can read how to install a skill HERE. The easiest way is to request Alexa to install it with you voice – just say to it “Alexa, enable Harrogate Community Radio.”

Once you have Harrogate Community Radio enabled as a Skill (it is HERE on Amazon dot co dot uk) – just ask Alexa…

Alexa, play Harrogate Community Radio.

How Do I Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On A Sonos

Sonos is a what-you-see-what-you-get Smart Speaker. It works in tandem with Alexa and Google Assistant (if you want it to) or, as we do, it can be used just from the Sonos App. I gave my wife a Sonos for her Birthday a few years ago – it is still going strong. Within the Sonos app, you will need the add-on ‘myTuner Radio‘ to stream the station. Here is how to install it; on iOS or Android, within the Sonos App you will need to go to the Settings pane…

  1. Open the Sonos app.
  2. From the Settings tab, tap Services.
  3. Under Music & Content, tap Add a Service.
  4. Tap the service you would like to add – in this case it is myTuner Radio.
  5. Tap Add to Sonos.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.

You will now be able to search for the station Harrogate Community Radio from within the Sonos App and from within the myTuner Radio plugin within the Sonos App.

How Do I Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On Other Smart Systems

Well, there is always the Bluetooth, Airplay or other forms of Casting – We are now on the Ruark system too, if you are lucky enough to have a Ruark System, just search for Harrogate Community Radio. However, most Smart Speakers have the ability to host the myTuner Radio app. It is a lightweight app that has a range of stations on (50k+). It is a great way of finding new content – although, I hope you will stay with HCR, haha! If, at worst, you can always cast using Bluetooth to the speaker. You would just need to access the station’s site and stream from there.

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