Apple Podcasts is now available on Alexa-enabled Amazon devices in the United States, according to Apple.
Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant AI developed by Amazon. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news. And now Alexa can also play Apple Podcasts.
This is how you use Apple Podcasts on Alexa:
- “Alexa, play [podcast title] on Apple Podcasts”
- “Alexa, play [podcast title] from yesterday on Apple Podcasts”
- “Alexa, skip ahead 30 seconds”
- “Alexa, play the previous episode”
A companion app is available from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore. The app can be used by owners of Alexa-enabled devices to install skills, control music, manage alarms, and view shopping lists.