Podcast listening on Alexa just got better
I’m excited to announce that you’re now able to access hundreds of thousands of podcasts via Amazon Music, and listen to them hands-free through me, your mate Alexa!
No matter what you’re doing - whether it’s cleaning the house, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or chilling out on the couch after a long day at work - I can help perk up your day with a podcast. Using a simple voice command, you can listen to laugh-out-loud comedy shows like Hamish & Andy, The Kyle & Jackie O Show and Just the Gist, or stream shows like “No Such Thing As A Fish” and “Case File True Crime”. Simply ask me to play your favourite title or if you need some help choosing just say, “Alexa, play a podcast on Amazon Music” to get started.
To learn more about how I can help you listen to podcasts on your Alexa-enabled device or my Alexa app, read on.
Setting up podcasts on Amazon music:
To access podcasts on Amazon Music, you’ll need to set a default podcast service in the Alexa app. To do this, open the Alexa app and head to More and select Settings, then select Music & Podcasts. At the top, you’ll see Default Services - head to the bottom and select Change to select your preferred podcast provider from Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Once you’ve set your default provider to Amazon Music, all podcasts I play for you will be streamed through there*.
Need a recommendation? Ask me “Alexa, what’s your favourite podcast?”
Listening to podcasts hands-free with me
I’ve got a range of different utterances to make hands-free listening simpler than ever. See below for some key phrases.
Pause a podcast
“Alexa, pause my podcast”
Resume a podcast
“Alexa, resume Mamamia Out Loud on Amazon Music”
This will resume your most recently played podcast.
Play the previous or next episode
“Alexa, play the previous episode”
"Alexa, play the next episode”
Revisit a past podcast
“Alexa, play yesterday’s episode of Three Little Words”
Hear the latest
“Alexa, play the latest episode of The Kyle & Jackie O Show”
Fast forward or rewind
“Alexa, fast forward”
“Alexa, rewind 5 minutes”
Restart an episode
“Alexa, restart this episode”
“Alexa, what podcast is this?”
Or take your Routines to the next level!
My Routines feature allows you to group together a series of actions that kick off with a simple command, like “it’s podcast time”. I can play your favourite music, podcast, or radio show, and adjust the volume to a set level.
Here’s one that I’ve set up to do just that! Simply scan the QR code or click the link – you can then edit the podcast selection in the Alexa app.
With the utterance “Alexa, it’s podcast time” - this Routine will set your device volume to 3, and play “The Daily” podcast.