Play Podcasts with Alexa Using Your Voice

Play podcasts using common commands like "Play," "Pause," and "Resume."

Note: Podcasts only play on supported Echo devices and supported podcast providers.

Ask Alexa to play podcasts using the following voice commands:

Basic Podcast Commands:

  • "Play the podcast [podcast name]."
  • "Play the podcast [podcast name] from [podcast service name]."
  • "Pause."
  • "Resume."
  • "Next/previous (episode)."
  • "Fast forward/rewind [x minutes]."
    • "Fast Forward 5 minutes."/"Rewind 8 minutes."
  • "Restart."

Podcast Service Commands:

  • "Play yesterday's episode of [podcast name]."
  • “Play the latest episode of [podcast name].”
  • “What podcast is this?”

Tip: To resume listening between your favorite podcast services and Alexa devices, link your podcast service account in the Alexa app settings under Music & Podcasts. Alexa resumes play of your most recently played podcast by default. To play the latest podcast, say, "Play the latest episode of [podcast name]."

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