Amazon Alexa Integration

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Amazon Alexa Integration

Pocket Casts has an Alexa skill which you can install through the Alexa app on your device, by searching for “Pocket Casts”, or by tapping the link below for your region:

Set Up

  • Head on over to the Skills & Games section of your Alexa app on your iOS or Android device
  • Search for “Pocket Casts” and install the Skill
  • In the Alexa app, link your Amazon account to your Pocket Casts account

Supported Phrases:

“Alexa, open Pocket Casts”

Starts Pocket Casts and tells you about a few things you can do. You don’t have to say this before any of the phrases below, but it’s handy to know in case you’re ever feeling lost.

“Alexa, tell Pocket Casts to play my Up Next” or

“Alexa, tell Pocket Casts to resume the last podcast”

Plays the episode you were last playing in any of our apps (iOS, Android, Desktop).

“Alexa, tell Pocket Casts to play the latest episode of [Podcast Name]”
Will play the latest episode of the podcast you asked for.

“Alexa, tell Pocket Casts to play [Podcast Name]”
Similar to the one above, but it will play the newest unplayed episode. So if you’ve already played the latest one, but not the one that came before it, it will play that instead.

“Alexa, ask Pocket Casts what’s playing”
Will tell you what’s currently playing, or if nothing is playing, tell you what you have queued in your Up Next list through other devices.

“Alexa, ask Pocket Casts what’s up next”
If you have more than one episode queued up, this will tell you about the next one.

“Alexa, ask Pocket Casts about the featured podcast”
Will tell you a bit about the podcast we’re currently featuring and offer to play it for you.

“Alexa, ask Pocket Casts for some recommendations”
Will offer you up to 3 recommendations based on your playback history. A good way to find something to listen to that’s tailored to you.

“Alexa, tell Pocket Casts to surprise me”
A bit more of a roll of the dice, we’ll randomly pick an episode from your subscriptions without trying to be too smart about it. A fun way to find new things to listen to.

“Alexa help”
You can say this whenever you’re interacting with the Pocket Casts skill and you’re not quite sure what to do next, or what other things you can do.

Playback Commands:

“Alexa, Pause”
“Alexa, Resume”
“Alexa, Stop”
“Alexa, Play”
“Alexa, next episode”

All do what you’d expect them to allowing you to easily play, pause and skip episodes.


The Skill is currently only available for the following English locales: US, UK, Australia and Canada.

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