Amazon recently announced Alexa customers in the U.S. are able to listen to more than 800,000 podcasts available through Apple Podcasts on Alexa-enabled devices.
Simply link your account in the Alexa app using your Apple ID, and you can seamlessly pick up where you left off listening on the Apple Podcasts App or your Alexa device. Finding and playing Apple Podcasts uses simple Alexa commands, such as:
“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”
Additionally, you can set Apple Podcasts as your default podcast provider by opening the Alexa app, go to Settings, select Music & Podcasts, and link/manage new services. Then, each time you request a podcast, Alexa will prioritize playing it from Apple Podcasts if it’s available.
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