Guide to how you can play podcasts on Alexa with your Amazon Echo

Tapaan Chauhan
2 min readNov 8, 2021


If you have an addiction to listening to podcasts then Amazon has great news for you as they have made podcasts available through Amazon music. Also with your Amazon Echo device you can play podcasts through Apple music, Spotify and more. And if you are wondering about how you can play podcasts on Alexa then here is an easy step by step guide for you.

How you can play Alexa podcasts with Amazon Music

If you have an Amazon subscription then Amazon will give you access to play podcasts on Amazon music with no extra cost.

How you can play podcasts with Apple music

Now you can play Alexa podcasts with Apple music. How ? follow these below steps to enjoy listening:

  1. Open Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Head over to More.
  3. Choose skills and games.
  4. Then search Apple podcast skills.
  5. Click Enable to use.
  6. Link Apple id.

Also in order to change the default podcast player to be apple’s follow these further steps:

  1. Head over to settings
  2. Scroll down to music and podcasts.
  3. Then tap account setting
  4. And click the default services section.
  5. Choose Apple as a default podcast player.

Now you are ready to command and enjoy podcasts via Apple music.

How you can play podcasts using Spotify

Playing podcasts using Spotify is much easier. You don’t have to do anything extra as there is no separate skill. Just link your Spotify account and command to enjoy podcasts. Also if you want to set Spotify as your default podcast app simply follow the same steps mentioned above for Apple music. And you are ready to enjoy podcasts via Spotify.

Not only these you can now play podcasts automatically and regularly by adding podcasts to Alexa routine. So go ahead and experience it in different ways.

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Tapaan Chauhan

Founder & CEO at Smart Voice Studio | Brand Voice Consultant | VUI Designer | Conversational AI | Voice marketing strategy designer