Use iTunes? Use Alexa? We got you covered!

Now that the Good Sentences podcast is available on some rinky-dink service called iTunes (or something like that), a bunch of options open up for listening!

Play Apple Podcasts with Alexa

Apple Podcasts is now available on Alexa-enabled Amazon devices in the United States. As a creator, you’ll find this presents an even greater opportunity for listeners to hear your show.

Spread the word on your show or episode promotion channels, and wherever else you communicate with your audience. For example, encourage them to say things like:

  • “Alexa, play Good Sentences on Apple Podcasts”
  • “Alexa, play Good Sentences from yesterday on Apple Podcasts”
  • “Alexa, skip ahead 30 seconds”
  • “Alexa, play the previous episode”

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.

Set up Apple Podcasts with Alexa

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the upper-left 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

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the upper-left 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. Once you’ve successfully signed in, tap the X icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Tap Select Default Service.
  8. Select Apple Podcasts as the default podcast service.

 

(Information above provided by Apple Inc.)

Published by Craig A. Hart

Craig A. Hart is a bestselling author, narrator, and the co-host of the Good Sentences podcast.

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