Apple Podcasts can now be set as the Default Podcast Player on Amazon Speakers like the new Echo Studio
Apple Podcasts are now available through Amazon Alexa-enabled devices like Echo speakers. According to Amazon, Alexa customers in the U.S. will be able to listen to more than 800,000 podcasts available through Apple Podcasts on their Alexa-enabled device.
Whether you’re listening at home or on the go, you don’t need to worry about losing your spot. 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. Pause the subscribed episode you’re listening to in the Apple Podcasts app on your commute, and continue listening with your Alexa device at home by asking Alexa to resume the podcast.
It’s easy to find and play your favorite podcasts with Alexa—all you have to do is ask for the episode you want to hear.
Some of the type of commands you can give Alexa:
- 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
If you’d like to make Apple Podcasts your preferred podcast provider with Alexa, you can set Apple Podcasts as your default podcast provider in the Alexa app. To do so, open the Alexa app, go to Settings, select Music & Podcasts, and link/manage new services. Then, each time you request a podcast, we’ll prioritize playing it from Apple Podcasts if it’s available.
Looking for some podcast inspiration? Apple selected these shows as their favorites of 2019:
- The Drop Out
- Root of Evil
- Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
- Dolly Parton’s America
- The Ballad of Billy Balls
- Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
- To Live and Die in LA
- 13 Minutes to the Moon
- The Daily
- Overheard at National Geographic