Starting today, owners of Amazon’s Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S. can now stream over 800,000 Apple Podcast shows by simply asking Alexa to play their favourite podcast. Users can also set Apple Podcasts as their default podcast provider in the Alexa app.
Simply link your account in the Alexa app using your Apple ID and seamlessly pick up where you left off listening on the Apple Podcasts App or your Alexa device.
You can ask Alexa to pause the subscribed episode you’re listening to in the Apple Podcasts app on your commute and continue listening on your Alexa device at home by asking Alexa to resume the podcast. You can also use Alexa to search through thousands of Apple Podcasts.
Here are a few things to try to get started
- Alexa, play Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend on Apple Podcasts
- Alexa, play The Daily from yesterday on Apple Podcasts
- Alexa, resume playing Business Wars on Apple Podcasts
- Alexa, fast forward 30 seconds
- Alexa, next episode
To set Apple Podcasts as your default podcast provider, open the Alexa app, go to Settings, select Music & Podcasts, and link/manage new services.