Play Apple Podcasts with Alexa

Ask Alexa to play your favorite shows.

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

Set up Apple Podcasts with Alexa

You need an Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Echo speaker and the iOS or Android device that you used for setup with the Amazon Alexa app installed. Check the App Store or the Google Play Store to see if there are updates for the 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.

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Music & Podcasts.
  4. Tap Link New Service, then tap the Apple Podcasts button.
  5. Tap Enable to Use, then tap Settings.
  6. Tap Link Account, then authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode.

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

Ask Alexa to play Apple Podcasts

Say something like "Alexa, play Wow in the World on Apple Podcasts." If you don't want to say "on Apple Podcasts" each time, you can follow these steps to make Apple Podcasts your default podcast service.

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music & Podcasts.
  4. Under Settings, tap Default Services.
  5. Under Podcasts, tap Change.
  6. Tap Apple Podcasts.

Available only in Brazil, Germany, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Disable Apple Podcasts in Alexa

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music & Podcasts.
  4. Tap Apple Podcasts.
  5. Tap Disable Skill.

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

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 in the Podcasts app on an Apple device.

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