Amazon Alexa

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It’s possible to use an Amazon Alexa device (e.g. an Amazon Echo smart speaker) to listen to our Podcast. There are two different ways to listen:

TuneIn

To use TuneIn with Amazon Alexa, you don’t need to install or enable anything beforehand. All you need to do to start listening is to say:

Alexa, play the podcast FATN Talking News

If Alexa doesn’t understand this, you can start the podcast with the following phrase instead:

Alexa, play FATN Talking News on TuneIn

AnyPod

AnyPod is an Alexa Skill that provides more controls while you’re listening. The first step is to make Alexa capable of playing Podcasts via the AnyPod service. To do this, say:

Alexa, enable AnyPod skill

When you’ve enabled AnyPod, to listen to our latest Podcast say:

Alexa, ask AnyPod to play FATN Talking News

While the podcast’s playing you can use these phrases to control it:

Alexa, ask AnyPod to restart

To start the podcast from the beginning

Alexa, ask AnyPod to fast forward 2 minutes

Alexa, ask AnyPod to rewind 30 seconds

To step forward or backwards in the podcast by a set amount

Alexa, ask AnyPod to start playing at 12 minutes and 25 seconds

To jump to a specific place in the podcast

Please refer to the AnyPod Manual (PDF document) for more commands and playback controls.