Listen to 106.3 WORD on your Amazon Echo

"Alexa, ENABLE the one oh six three W.O.R.D. SKILL"

August 18, 2017 - 11:01 am

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What is a custom Alexa skill?

  • Amazon's voice service is called Alexa. Much like your phone has an "app", your Amazon devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, Echo Show, etc) have skills. Users interact with their Alexa enabled device via skills.
     
  • Skills can be "default" - meaning they come pre-enabled on your Alexa device, or they can be "custom". Custom skills are searchable in the Alexa Skills Store and offer a more robust feature set.​

Are custom Alexa skills free for Alexa users?

  • Yes, custom Alexa skills are free for users to enable and interact with on their Alexa-enabled devices.

How do I enable 106.3 WORD’s custom Alexa skill?

  • ​Search The Amazon.com skill page using the search term 106.3 WORD & enable
  • Open the Alexa companion app on your mobile device, search for the skill name (which is 106.3 WORD) & click enable
  • Say "Alexa, enable the one oh six three w.o.r.d. skill"

Once my skill is enabled, how do I use it?

Using a wake word, Alexa begins listening for your commands.  The wake word for the 106.3 WORD skill is:  “Alexa… Open one oh six three w.o.r.d..”

If you say “Alexa…Play one oh six three w.o.r.d.”, you will likely open the TuneIn app so you can listen live.  If you want the skill to open, giving you access to podcasts and more, saying “Alexa, Open one oh six three w.o.r.d.” works best.

Skills have sets of features/abilities that you can access simply by asking. Until you are familiar with a skill's abilities, use Help or Options voice commands to hear what a skill can do. When you know what features are available, ask for your specific course of action.

Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen live
Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to The Tara Show
Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to The Vince Coakley Radio Program
Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to Bob McLain

Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to Upstate Outdoors
Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to Salute To Service
Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to Hot Rods & Happy Hour
Alexa…Open one oh six three w.o.r.d. and listen to the Weather Forecast

How do I skip to the next episode of a podcast? Simply say:  “Alexa…Next”

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