Description

You cherish bulgarian language and culture. You are at the right place - use Alexa to play bulgarian stories, songs and radio-stations for people of all ages.
Enjoy continuous "playback across all your devices" (start playing a story on your home-alexa, stop it half the way through, get in the car and resume it on your cellphone-alexa or any other device on your account)
Listen to radio stations (like Horizont, Hr.Botev, BgRadio and more). More stories will be made available over time for the whole family to enjoy.
This is a FREE actively developed skill - bugs might sneak in undetected. Please be patient and report to the developer (zoro@bgbiblioteka.club) any problems, suggestions, etc.
Be part of this initiative - help this platform grow and flourish.
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Install "Bulgarian Library" Alexa Skill

  1. Make sure "English language" is added in your device-settings
  2. Make sure in your Amazon account, the "Country/Region" setting is set to (US, UK, CA or AU). screenshot here
  3. Install the skill from appropriate English-speaking platform (US, UK, CA or AU)
    • Just say "Alexa, enable bulgarian library skill"
      You can also login into (amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk or amazon.com.au) OR in your Alexa-app, search for "bulgarian library" skill and enable it.
      Please consider voting for this feature so that you could help others living in non-english-regions to use the library as you do.
    • Attention: For all other non-English regions
      Unfortunately, currently Amazon does not allow english-based skills in non-english regions (like Germany).
      This new feature has been requested with Amazon (33 votеs so far). Please go there and VOTE! for it so that Amazon would take it seriously.
      For time being, as a workaround you could try to re-point your account to one of these 4 regions above and then enable the skill.
      Also keep in mind that "bulgarian library" can also be accessed from iOS, Android, laptop here: bgbiblioteka.club
  4. If you are 13 or older, you have the option to enable advanced features (like "resume most recent"), just say "Alexa, ask bulgarian library to enable advanced features". You will be asked to grant 2 permissions:
    • email-address so that your devices can be linked all together
    • country/region needed for analytics purposes so that "usage across countries" chart can be generated

Lookup the story you want to play - 3 ways to do it

Note: You can assign label to your favorite stories once and then call for these stories by label over and over again

Ask Alexa to play something

just few examples
"Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play story stone in the swamp"   (Alexa will play story 'Камък в блатото')
"Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play album christmas songs"   (Alexa will play album 'коледни песни')
"Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play album 2862"   (Alexa will play album 'Бърборино')
"Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play radio horizon"   (Alexa will play radio station 'Хоризонт')
"Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play radio 3"   (Alexa will play radio station 'Бг Радио')

For any questions or concerns pls contact zoro@bgbiblioteka.club  

List of all commands

CommandDescription
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to help Provides short instructions
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play story Starts playback of randomly picked story. (List of all stories IDs below)
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play story {storyID} Starts playback of story specified by {storyID}. (List of all stories IDs below)
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play story {storyLabel} Starts playback of story specified by {storyLabel}. Labels (if any) allows you to refer to a story in English (in addition to ID). They are shown next to the story-title in the list below
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play album {albumID} Starts playback of album specified by {albumID}. (List of all albums IDs below)
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play album {albumLabel} Starts playback of album specified by {albumLabel}
Alexa, pause Pause playback
Alexa, stop Stops playback
Alexa, next Jumps to next song in the playlist
Alexa, previous Jumps to previous song in the playlist
Alexa, shuffle Shuffles the playlist
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to browse Opens the Browser (Requires device with display like Echo Show). Click on the title line to toggle the Pager
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to add to favorites Adds the story currently being payed to your Favorites. Favorites are stored for each device separately. You will see them when you browse
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to add to favorites with label {favoriteLabel} Adds the story currently being payed to your Favorites and assigns it {favoriteLabel}. Then you can refer to this story by that label. Pick a label in English which is easy to pronounce and remember.
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to remove from favorites Removes the story currently being payed from your Favorites
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to add album to favorites Adds the album currently being payed to your Favorites
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to add album to favorites with label {favoriteLabel} Adds the album currently being payed to your Favorites and assigns it {favoriteLabel}. Then you can refer to this album by that label. Pick a label in English which is easy to pronounce and remember.
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to remove album from favorites Removes the album currently being payed from your Favorites
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to resume Resumes playback from this device where it left off last time
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to jump to minute {X} Jumps playback to minute specified
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to enable advanced features Initiates the permissions procedure necessary for enabling the advanced features (like resume most recent, etc)
Advanced feature
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to label this device {device-label}
Attaches specified label to this device so it can be used in across-devices playback (keep note of how you label your devices).
device-label must be name of an animal
Advanced feature
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to resume most recent
Resumes most recent playback from across all your devices
Advanced feature
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to resume from device {device-label}
Resumes playback on THIS device from where you left off on device {device-label}
Advanced feature
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to generate secret code
Provides a temporary secret code which expires in 2 hours. (Can be used to create/edit playlist with The Playlist Editor)
Advanced feature
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play list {name | code}
Starts playback of playlist having name (resp. code) provided
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to let {X} animals out Specified number of animals are picked randomly and their sounds are played for your amusement
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to set {X} percent chance of seeing an animal Animals are walking around, specify how often do you want to encounter them when using the library (probability between 0 and 100)
Alexa, ask bulgarian library to play radio {radioID} Starts playing radio station {radioID}. (List of all radios IDs below)
Alexa, start bulgarian library Starts bulgarian library skill so that you can further issue a short command (ones in blue above)


Selected Stories (or use The Browse tool to explore entire archive)

ID STORY_TITLE storyLabel


Selected Stories for grownups (or use The Browse tool to explore entire archive)

ID STORY_TITLE storyLabel


Selected Albums

ID ALBUM_TITLE
55244
55246
55240
55242
55236
55238
55232
55234
55228
55230
55224
55226
55220
55222
55216
55218
55213
55214
55209
55211
55207
55204
50875 Готин
55205 Трите рибки


Radio stations

ID Radio station
1 horizon
2 botev
3 bg radio
4 bg estrada
5 family radio
6 binar
7 energy
8 enjoy
9 bg london
10 tatkovina
11 detsko BNR
12 darik
13 city