Acast rolling out Alexa voice skill this month

Podcast company Acast announced the launch of an Alexa voice skill. This development allows listeners to start, pause, and skip their way through Acast’s programming lineup on Alexa-enabled devices. It will also encourage discovery, with podcast fans having the option to explore new shows through playlists curated by Acast. The integration will have a seamless listening experience that lets users pick up where they left off in a podcast, even when moving between hardware. The Acast Alexa skill will begin its global rollout this month.

“We are constantly looking at ways to develop our technology to help listeners discover and play podcasts in the easiest way possible,” Acast CEO Ross Adams said. “This also allows us to drive listens for our vast catalogue of shows. Working with Amazon to offer our own Alexa skill is yet another way that Acast is helping to empower podcast fans and creators around the world.”

Anna Washenko