An update on Daily Tech Headlines for Amazon Echo – Still Down

Last weekend we changed servers for the script that feeds Daily Tech Headlines to the Amazon Echo. Alex, who wrote the script made the appropriate changes and Dan who runs the server signed off.

However Amazon returned an error saying the feed was not current. As anyone who subscribes to the podcast knows, there is current content, so somehow it wasn’t getting to the new script.

Alexa and Dan found a couple things they thought it might be and tweaked them then resubmitted. Alex even tested the feed to see if it worked and it did on Amazon’s Echo simulator. But we got the same error. By this time it was Wednesday so Thursday Alex submitted a ticket with Amazon asking for them to review and tell us what they saw as wrong since everything looked OK on our end. I also emailed my contact on the Echo team who helped us get set up in the first place.

We have not yet heard back from Amazon. As soon as we do we hope we can figure it out and get Daily Tech Headlines working again. Our deepest apologies for the disruption.