Apple podcasts now work with Echo speakers. This novelty, currently only available to US users, allows you to start listening to a new episode of your favorite podcasts or to resume left where you left off (perhaps on your smartphone) directly from one of the speakers with Alexa from the Echo series by Amazon.
The integration comes almost a year after the addition of the compatibility of the speakers themselves with the Apple Music service: to access the podcasts distributed by Apple, simply connect your Apple ID to the Alexa app.
From then on, simply ask Amazon's voice assistant to play a certain show or to resume one left in half on another device. Among the commands available there are also those that allow you to move from one episode to another or to skip chapters within the episode being played.
Users can also decide to set Apple podcasts as the default podcast service on Alexa: in this way the device will give priority to the playback of the episodes distributed through this platform, provided that they are clearly available.
Apple Podcast one of the largest podcast services currently in circulation, so this new integration should make a large share of users happy, especially for the continuous listening function that will allow it to pick up where it left off with a simple voice command from one any of the Echo speakers installed in your home.
We remind you that our editorial staff has already tried almost all the Echo devices currently on sale on Amazon Italy: in this section of our site you will find all the articles about it, including reviews.