There is a difference between the way the BBC Skill works on a Sonos One speaker and an Echo Dot. Playing the current radio program works fine and the same on each speaker.
On a Dot, you can ask Alexa to play a specific program which might be from a previous day. If you stop the programme you can then resume the programme from where you stopped. In fact, if you use the BBC Sounds app to continue listening when you then resume on the Dot it picks up from where the BBC Sounds app finished. All very neat. The Dot also allows you to fast forward through a programme.
On the Sonos One, you can still ask for a specific programme. However, stopping and resuming the programme actually restarts the programme rather than resumes. What’s worse is that the BBC skill announces how much of the programme is left making you think it has resumed. And then fast-forwarding a programme actually restarts it! All the opposite of very neat!
I’ve tried the following to sort it out:
- Updated Sonos
- Disabled and re-enabled the BBC skill
- Removed Alexa as voice control on the Sonos and re-added
- Unplugged the speaker and reset up (as suggested on the BBC site)
Unless an Alexa skill, added through the phone app, behaves differently depending on which Alexa device is being used, it would appear that the Sonos Alexa implementation has a problem.