ALEXA INTRODUCES 300+ AUSSIE RADIO STATIONS

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by Marc Rushton

24th October, 2018

ALEXA INTRODUCES 300+ AUSSIE RADIO STATIONS

Alexa has made it easier to stream your favourite AM, FM and DAB+ radio stations this week with the introduction of the RadioApp skill developed by Commercial Radio Australia.

By enabling the RadioApp skill, you can now easily ask Alexa to play stations by name or frequency. It's as simple as saying "Alexa, play Smooth FM", or "Alexa, play 104.3".

Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia said:

Listening to radio is one of the most popular uses for smart speakers, so the Australian radio industry has created a voice experience that works easily and seamlessly across all Alexa-enabled devices,

We fired up the RadioApp skill in the Melbourne StereoNET office this morning. National station's programming varies from across Australia depending on the region. When we asked Alexa to play Gold 104.3, intuitively Alexa asked us to confirm our postcode to ensure we hear our local region's broadcast.

Alexa Australia DAB+ RadioApp

Streaming radio stations on Alexa is not entirely new, but previously it was difficult to cut through the thousands of stations available worldwide. With RadioApp, it makes it easier to find your preferred station from over 300 Australian stations now possible via the skill.

To access RadioApp, add the skill via the Amazon Alexa app, or ask Alexa to enable the RadioApp skill.

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