Play Apple Podcasts with Alexa

Ask Alexa to play your favourite shows.

Apple Podcasts for Alexa is only available in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom the and United States.

Here's what you need

  • An Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Echo speaker, and the iOS or Android device you used during the setup process with the Amazon Alexa app installed. Make sure you update to the latest iOS and check the App Store to see if there are any updates for the Amazon Alexa app. If you're using an Android device, check the Google Play Store for any updates to the Apple Podcasts app or Amazon Alexa app.
  • If you need help setting up or using Alexa, your Amazon Echo device or your Fire TV device, get help from Amazon.

Set up Apple Podcasts with Alexa

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the top left-hand corner.
  2. Tap Skills & Games and search for the Apple Podcasts skill.
  3. Tap Enable to Use.

You can also enable the Apple Podcast skill in the Alexa skill store on the web.

Set up Apple Podcasts as your default podcast service

Find out how to ask Alexa to play something without saying "on Apple Podcasts" every time.*

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the top left-hand corner.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music & Podcasts.
  4. Under Services, tap Link New Service.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID to link your Apple Podcasts account.
  6. After you've signed in successfully, tap the X icon in the top right-hand corner.
  7. Tap Select Default Service.
  8. Select Apple Podcasts as the default podcast service.

*Only available in Brazil, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Ask Alexa to play your podcasts

You can ask Alexa to play the latest episodes of your favourite podcasts. Say something such as, "Alexa, play Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend on Apple Podcasts", or, "Alexa, play The Daily from yesterday on Apple Podcasts".

Disable Apple Podcasts in Alexa

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the top left-hand corner.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. In Alexa Preferences, tap Music.
  4. Tap Apple Podcasts.
  5. Tap Disable Skill.

Disabling the Apple Podcasts skill also unlinks your Apple Podcasts account from the Amazon Alexa app.

Learn more

If you're attempting to listen to explicit content with Alexa in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico or Spain, you can listen to it using the Podcasts app on an Apple device.

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