Got an Alexa device? You can stream us and listen to our stations and podcasts while you’re getting dinner ready in the kitchen.
WHAT IS AN ALEXA SKILL?
+ Amazon’s voice service is called Alexa. Much like your phone has an “app,” your Amazon devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, Echo Show, etc) have skills. Users interact with their Alexa enabled device via skills.
+ Skills can be “default” – meaning they come pre-enabled on your Alexa device, or they can be “custom.” Custom skills are searchable in the Alexa Skills Store and offer a more robust feature set.
ARE CUSTOM ALEXA SKILLS FREE FOR ALEXA USERS?
+ Yes, custom Alexa skills are free for users to enable and interact with on their Alexa-enabled devices.
HOW DO I ENABLE THE CUSTOM ALEXA SKILL FOR NORTHWESTMOINFO.COM STATIONS?
To enable, you have three ways to enable the skills:
+ Open the Alexa companion app on your mobile device, search for the QUICK 100.1, Your Home in the Country, U.S. Country 13-60 KMRN, or Northwest Missouri & Southern Iowa Sports Leader & click enable.
“Alexa, enable QUICK 100.1 skill,”
“Alexa, enable Your Home in the Country skill”
“Alexa, enable U.S. Country 13-60 KMRN skill”
“Alexa, enable Sports Radio Eight Seventy”
ONCE MY SKILL IS ENABLED, HOW DO I USE IT?
+ Simply say
“Alexa, launch QUICK 100.1″
“Alexa, launch Your Home in the Country”
“Alexa, launch U.S. Country 13-60 KMRN”
“Alexa, launch Sports Radio Eight Seventy”
+ If you say “Alexa, play QUICK 100.1”, you will likely open the TuneIn skill. If you want QUICK 100.1 skill to open, giving you access to the live stream and more, make sure to say “Alexa, launch QUICK 100.1.”
+ Skills have sets of features/abilities that you can access simply by asking. Until you are familiar with a skill’s abilities, use Help or Options voice commands to hear what a skill can do. When you know what features are available, ask for your specific course of action.