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Pocket Casts gets an Alexa skill for easy, hands-free listening

Pocket Casts, my personal podcast app of choice, is getting a big update today. In addition to its apps for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac, it now has an official Alexa skill.

With the skill enabled, you'll be able to access Pocket Casts by simply talking to your Amazon Echo or another Alexa-powered smart speaker.

After you enable the skill and link it to your Pocket Casts account, you'll be able to say things like:

  • "Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to play my Up Next."
  • "Alexa, ask Pocket Casts about the featured podcast."
  • "Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to play the latest episode of the Android Central Podcast."

To download the skill, just open the Alexa app, tap on Skills & Games, search "Pocket Casts", tap on the skill, and tap Enable To Use. Or, you can just click/tap the button below.

Enable the Pocket Casts Alexa skill (opens in new tab)

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • What about with Google Voice on the Google Home. Whenever someone makes a connection to the Alexa enabled features, does that reflect that they have also likely done so for Google Assistant? I would think that it is just a different voice library perhaps.
  • Geez! I have been begging for this on Google Home forever! I just hope this means it will be on Google Home soon!