Pandora is the best place for podcast lovers to listen to their favorite shows and discover new ones, with personalized recommendations across all genres, including True Crime, News, Sports, Music, Comedy, Kids, Lifestyle & Health, and much more.

Pandora’s ever-expanding podcast library has everything from top shows like This American Life, TED Talks Daily, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Dolly Parton’s America, People’s Party with Talib Kweli, and The Dave Ramsey Show, to exclusive podcasts from popular SiriusXM hosts including Sway and Hoda Kotb, to forthcoming exclusive scripted podcasts from Marvel based around iconic characters like Wolverine and Black Widow, and much more.

And starting today, Pandora users across all tiers of service can enjoy their favorite podcasts on Alexa-enabled devices including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show, among others, by using simple voice commands like:

“Alexa, play the Sway’s Interviews podcast on Pandora.”

With the addition of podcasts to the Pandora skill on Alexa, you can use voice commands to listen to any podcast in Pandora’s library, request a specific episode (“Alexa, play the latest episode of Ted Talks Daily”), request an episode by topic (“Alexa, play the Ted Talks Daily episode about procrastination”) and use playback controls for hands-free podcast enjoyment while in the skill (“Alexa, play the next episode,” “Alexa, skip ahead two minutes,” “Alexa, replay this episode.”)

You can also select Pandora as your default podcast player on Alexa for even simpler commands like this:

Alexa, play the Sway’s Interviews podcast.”

To select Pandora as your default podcast player on Alexa, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device
  2. Select Menu > Settings > Music & Podcasts > Default Services
  3. Under Podcasts, select Pandora

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Pandora users who have already linked their accounts to Alexa for music listening can start listening to podcasts without re-linking.

Download the latest version of the Alexa app for iOS or Android, set Pandora as your default podcast player, and start enjoying your favorite podcasts on Pandora hands-free on your Alexa-enabled device today!

For more information about linking your Pandora account to Alexa and enjoying podcasts on Alexa-enabled devices, visit our Pandora + Alexa help page.