When I play a podcast or CBC Radio on my Alexa device, it plays through TuneIn. Why is that?
To listen to CBC programming through the CBC skill, say, “Alexa, ask CBC to play [podcast name] or CBC Radio.” This brings you directly into the CBC skill which has the full range of CBC programs, podcasts and playlists.
How do I play CBC Radio on Alexa?
Try saying, “Alexa, ask CBC to play live radio,” and you’ll be given the option to play CBC Radio One or CBC Music. You can also add your city or timezone to the end of the sentence to make sure we play your local station.
- Alexa, ask CBC to play Radio One
- Alexa, ask CBC to play Radio One Toronto
- Alexa, open CBC and play CBC Music
- Alexa, open CBC and start playing CBC Music Eastern
How do I get the latest news from CBC? How can I get local news from Alexa?
Amazon echo devices come loaded with our CBC News flash briefing as the default.
Our local flash briefings are audio-only.
To get your national flash briefing, say, “Alexa, ask CBC for the latest news.”
To get your local flash briefing, say, "Alexa, ask CBC to play local news Toronto."
Local flash briefings are available for the following regions:
- Thunder Bay
- St. John’s
You can also get our news and current affairs programming by saying, “Alexa, ask CBC to play The Current,” or, “Alexa, ask CBC to play As It Happens.”
Can I listen to an older episode of a show or podcast?
At this time, you can only listen to the most recent episode.
Can I ask to hear a song or an artist?
No, at this time, you can ask for a playlist by its name. To browse the playlists, visit our Listen site. You can also ask for a playlist by genre. Try saying, “Ask CBC to play funk” or “Ask CBC to play classical”.