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Apple Podcasts is now available on Alexa

Amazon is enriching your listening experience with the launch of Apple Podcasts on Alexa. Stream over 1.5 million free podcasts – from entertainment and comedy to news and sport. With podcasts from the likes of the ABC, The Australian and Mamamia, there’s a show to match your every mood. Plus, streaming your favourite podcasts is easy: just say things like, "Alexa, play Apple Podcasts". To learn more about listening to podcasts on your Echo device or the Alexa app, read on...

Get started

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app and tap the More button in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap Skills & Games and search for the Apple Podcasts skill.
  3. Tap Enable To Use.
  4. Tap Setup Apple Podcasts with Alexa.

Setup Apple Podcasts with Alexa

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the More button in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music & Podcasts.
  4. Under Services, tap Link New Service.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID to link your Apple Podcasts account.
  6. Once you’ve signed in, tap the X icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Tap Select Default Service.
  8. Select Apple Podcasts as the default podcast service.

Popular podcasts to get you started

“Alexa, play The Daily on Apple Podcasts”
“Alexa, play Stuff You Should Know on Apple Podcasts”
“Alexa, play Becoming Wise on Apple Podcasts”
“Alexa, play Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls on Apple Podcasts”
“Alexa, play Broken Record on Apple Podcasts”
“Alexa, play the Hamish & Andy podcast”
“Alexa, play Carrier on Apple Podcasts”

Pause a podcast

“Alexa, pause”
“Alexa, pause my podcast”

Resume a podcast

“Alexa, resume”
You can even resume a podcast from where you left off on a different device. That means you can start listening at home on your Echo device and finish the podcast on the go via the Alexa app.
“Alexa, resume Broken Record on Apple Podcasts”
This will only resume your most recently played podcast.

Play the previous or next episode

“Alexa, play the previous episode”
"Alexa, play the next episode“
“Alexa, next”
“Alexa, previous”

Revisit a past podcast

“Alexa, play yesterday’s episode of The Daily”

Hear the latest

“Alexa, play the latest episode of Stuff You Should Know”

Fast forward or rewind

“Alexa, fast forward”
“Alexa, rewind 5 minutes”

Restart an episode

“Alexa, restart this episode”

What’s playing?

“Alexa, what podcast is this?”

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Please Note: Wifi required. Certain services are subject to change or withdrawal at anytime, may not be available in all areas, and may require separate subscriptions