This week the BBC has launched their second Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo, the current one they offer simply gives news snippets and flash news. The new skill offers support for all BBC Radio stations and BBC Podcasts.

Radio and podcasts

The new skill for Alexa can play any BBC radio station, over the internet which would make the rise of internet radio much easier to access as you could simply say “Alexa, play Radio 1” and it would. The new skill also supports BBC Podcasts and these can also be activated through Alexa.

Today we’re making sure audiences can find what they love from the BBC on any device they use through a single, easy-to-use service. But there’s potential to do more and we’re just scratching the surface.

Mattew Postgate, BBC Chief Technology and Product Officer

Source: BBC Press Release