How to Listen On Line

News and Magazine editions are available on this web site, (Listen to News or Listen to Magazines) but they are also availble elsewhere.

Listen as a podcast

If you Subscribe to the podcasts, new editions will be downloaded to your device automatically when they are published.

If you have an Apple device (iPhone, iPad or iPod), or if you use iTunes on a computer, use the following links. They will open in a new window.

WATN News Podcast for Apple

WATN Magazine Podcast for Apple

Google currently lists the WATN news podcast. You can subscribe with Google Podcasts on your computer, and also on an Android phone. This will open in a new window.

Google Podcast WATN News

Other podcast programs may ask for the link to the 'podcast feed'. The are given below for you to copy and paste.

They are quite long and may run over more than one line, so be sure to copy all of it.

For the weekly news:

https://www.watn.org.uk/index.php/listen-to-news?format=raw&layout=default&feedname=1

For the monthly magazines:

https://www.watn.org.uk/index.php/listen-to-magazines?format=raw&layout=default&feedname=2

Podcasts can also be heard using Windows 10 programs such as Podit (opens in new window).

Listen on your Mobile phone or tablet using an App:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF)  has a free Talking Newspaper app available to users with sight loss, which runs on modern Android and Apple phones and tablets.

Find details of the app here (opens in a new window) BWBF Talking Newspaper App

BWBF also has a purpose-built Bumblebee Smartphone.

For more details, go to the BWBF web page. (Opens in a new window)

 

Amazon Alexa

If you have an Alexa device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, you can ask Alexa to play Talking Newspapers.

To enable the skill say 'Alexa Enable Talking Newspapers'. This should play a welcome message.

You will be asked for the name of the publication.

Say 'Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper' for the weekly news

or

'Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Magazine' for the monthly Magazine or Oracle.

Alexa will play the latest edition of the publication.

If you wish to skip to the next item, say 'Alexa, next track'. For the previous item say 'Alexa,  previous track'.

Users who come back regularly will not be played the whole introduction message every time they open the skill, a short message will be played instead.

Listeners coming back in the same day, if they were listening earlier they will be asked 'do you want to continue listening?'. Playback should then carry on from where it left off earlier.

Listeners who regularly come back listening to the same content, will be offered recommendations when they open the skill, the skill will prompt this.