Amazon Alexa Now Provides Access to Over 350 Radio Stations in India

Earning voice Help closer to Indian Customers, Amazon on Tuesday announced it now offers access to over 350 radio Channels through Alexa.

The most recent change comes alongside the ability stream music from services such as Amazon Prime Music, Gaana, Saavn, and Hungama Music. Amazon Alexa users may listen to live broadcast of 17 All India Radio (AIR) stations in 14 Indian languages in addition to access hundreds of other private radio channels from India and across the world from the TuneIn and myTuner integration, the US e-commerce giant highlighted in a press notice. The new movement commemorates the World Radio Day that happens annually on February 13 to observe the existence of radio.

Amazon says that with the accessibility of 17 All India Radio channels, users can leverage Alexa to listen to all of the popular options, such as Vividh Bharati and FM Gold. There are also options like Radio City using 14 Alexa skills Which Range from Radio City Sufi to Bollywood Mix and Deepam, the Radio One ability to provide live radio stations from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

You can need to have the All India Radio, Radio City, and Radio One skills enabled in your Alexa program to listen to the newly added radio channels from an Amazon Echo version or some other compatible devices. You can take a look at all the accessible radio channel skills by visiting the Alexa Skills Store.

As soon as you’ve the skills enabled in your Alexa program, you simply should state”Alexa, play” or”Alexa, open” followed by the name of your favorite radio skills. You can even telephone specific channels such as”Alexa, open All India Radio Bangla” or”Alexa, play Radio City Tamil” to stream music in the available radio channels.

Further, Amazon Alexa includes TuneIn and myTuner skills to let you listen to tens of thousands of available radio channels not only from India but around the worldwide regions. You are able to pick BBC Radio 2 for your favourite music tracks or get international sports updates via ESPN Radio or BBC Radio 5.

Especially, the TuneIn is empowered from the Alexa app by default. You, therefore, only have you state,”Alexa, play BBC Radio 2 live from TuneIn” or”Alexa, open ESPN Radio.” You can also state,”Alexa, what radio stations do you have” to have a list of all of the radio stations available on your Alexa program.

The most recent addition is indeed a step forward by Amazon Alexa to produce the competition tougher for Google Assistant. Last month, Amazon declared that over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices have been shipped globally. This was significantly fewer than the mark of 500 million Google Assistant devices — that the growth is, of course, majorly because of the mass-level presence of Android devices. Moreover, Google is aiming to have its voice assistant on one billion devices soon.