How to listen to podcasts on Amazon Echo devices

Amazon Echo Device

Smart speakers with Alexa enabled can do a lot — smart home devices control, music play, notifications, and more. Alexa devices also allow users to adjust to their preferred podcast displays. Alexa supports podcast streaming from a number of service providers and this is how they can be connected and heard.

Pre-requisites:

  • The latest version of the Alexa app on your smartphone
  • A paid subscription to the podcast services (if required)
  • Internet connectivity

First of all, ensure the Internet connection and configuration of your Echo device via the Alexa app. If you just bought and are looking for how to configure a new Alexa device then you can read our in-depth manual here. Let’s concentrate on connecting Alexa to podcast services.

Connect Podcast service providers with Alexa

You have to connect the various podcast service providers to the Alexa app. Tap the Most button from the bottom of the band to head to the Alexa app on your smartphone. Choose the music option and head to Settings. When you tap the New Service link, choose your desired service and make sure it is set as default if you have connected to or already connected a music service.

Ask Alexa to play your favorite podcast

When the steps above are finished, just wake Alexa up with a word of wake and tell her ‘Alexa, play podcast’ command! And Alexa is going to begin to play the podcast.

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