Alexa is amazing! You can ask her to do everything from turning on the lights to ordering a pizza. But one of her most popular functions is playing music. In this article, we'll show you how to ask Alexa to play Spotify and Apple podcasts on your Echo.
How to ask Alexa to play Apple Podcasts
In order to have Alexa play Apple Podcasts on your Echo, you must first link your Apple ID to the Alexa app. You can start listening on your iPhone and then resume playback on your Echo by saying, "Alexa, resume playing The Bill Simmons Podcast." To do this, open the Alexa app and find 'Settings' Choose 'Music and Podcasts' Tap 'Default Services' Under 'Podcasts' select 'Change' next to Amazon Music Now select Apple Podcasts from the list.
How to ask Alexa to play Spotify podcasts
To play a podcast through Spotify on your Echo, you first need to link your Spotify account to Alexa. You can do this in the Alexa app on your mobile device. Once you've linked your accounts, open the Alexa app and find the Settings menu. Scroll down until you see the 'Music and Podcast' menu. Select Spotify, then Settings > Link account and follow the steps. Once you're done, you can ask Alexa to play any of your subscribed podcasts on demand. Just say, "Alexa, play (title of podcast) on Spotify.
If you want to make Spotify your default music and podcast platform when using Alexa, there's one more step you need to take. Open the Alexa app and find the Settings menu. Scroll down until you see the 'Music and Podcast' menu. Select Spotify, then Default music service and follow the steps. Now, when you ask Alexa to play a podcast, she'll automatically play it from your Spotify account.
Alexa is a great assistant for controlling playback of your favorite podcasts. With just a few simple commands, you can get your Echo playing whatever you want, whenever you want. We hope these instructions have been helpful and that you enjoy listening to your favorite shows on your Echo!
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