Thanks in part to Alexa devices, podcasts have seen a spike in popularity. Locating good podcasts has always been a problem. But, also when you finally find a few favorites, not every podcast app indexes every podcast – so you miss out hearing your favorite shows.
A new Alexa skill called AnyPod is attempting to help bring more of the best podcasts to Alexa devices. With more added daily, the service already indexes over 1,000 popular podcasts. You can also make suggestions using the email@example.com email address.
Examples of things you can say…
“Alexa, ask AnyPod to play This American Life”
“Alexa, ask AnyPod to play Joe Rogan”
“Alexa, ask AnyPod to fast forward 2 minutes”
The podcast voice controls are pretty comprehensive, including pausing, starting, restarting, locating new episodes, rewinding by specific time indicators, beginning at specific points, etc.
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