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General Category => Amazon Echo Discussion => Topic started by: skrause on December 28, 2015, 12:32:19 pm

Title: Podcasts
Post by: skrause on December 28, 2015, 12:32:19 pm
What's the best way to listen to podcasts? 

The only way I know is to ask: Alexa, play [podcast name] on Tune-In radio.

That works for some podcasts.  But it doesn't find some. 

And it also doesn't have these usability features:

- it can't skip forward or backward by some amount of seconds.
- it can't remember where I left off.  For example I start a podcast, listen to 15 minutes of it, stop it.  Then the next day I want to resume where I left off. 

Also as mentioned it doesn't find a lot of the podcasts that I have subscribed to with a podcast app on my android phone.  (using Pocket Casts on the phone).

Instead I find that I can pair my phone with the Echo and simply use the Echo as a speaker, and use the phone to play the selected podcasts, but that's not very handy.