Listen to The Rock with Alexa

"Alexa, open ninety-nine point nine KISW"

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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 KISW's custom Alexa skill (you will only have to do this once!)?

  • To enable, you have three options:
    • ​Search Amazon.com/skills for the KISW skill & enable
    • Open the Alexa companion app on your mobile device, search for the KISW skill & click enable
    • Say "Alexa, enable ninety-nine point nine KISW skill"

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

  • Simply say "Alexa, open ninety-nine point nine KISW"
  • If you say “Alexa, play KISW”, you will likely open the TuneIn skill. If you want the KISW skill to open, giving you access to podcasts and more, make sure to say “Alexa, open ninety-nine point nine KISW”.
  • 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.

The following is a short list of commands you could use with the KISW skill:

  • "Alexa, open ninety-nine point nine KISW and listen live"
  • “Alexa, open ninety-nine point nine KISW and enter The Mens Room” — takes you to the Mens Room intro where you can then select the program you want to hear
    • "Play podcast"
    • "Play You've Got Mail"
  • “Alexa, open ninety-nine point nine KISW and enter BJ & Migs” — takes you to the intro for BJ and Migs where you can then select the program you want to hear
    • "Play daily podcast"
    • "Play Beat Migs"

Some videos to help you set up your Amazon device:

BJ & MIGS

THE MENS ROOM

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