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.

Here's what you need

  • An Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Echo speaker and the iOS or Android device you used for setup with the Amazon Alexa app installed. Make sure that you update to the latest iOS and check the App Store to see if there are updates for the Amazon Alexa app. If you use 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 More button in the bottom-right corner.
  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.

Set up Apple Podcasts as your default podcast service

Learn how to ask Alexa to play something without saying "on Apple Podcasts" each time.*

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the More button in the bottom-right corner.
  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.

Ask Alexa to play your podcasts

You can ask Alexa to play the latest episodes of your favorite podcasts. Say something like, "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 More button in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap Music & Podcasts.
  3. Tap Apple Podcasts.
  4. 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 in the Podcasts app on an Apple device.

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