Alexa can now play over 350 radio stations in India
- Amazon has updated Alexa with new skills through which the AI voice assistant can now play over 350 live radio stations in India.
- This move comes just before the World Radio Day, which is celebrated on February 13 every year.
- In addition to many well known private channels like Radio City and Radio One, the 350 radio stations also include 17 All India Radio (AIR) stations in 14 different Indian languages.
- To listen to their favourite radio through Alexa, users must first enable that specific channel’s skill through the app. Once enabled, the commands “Alexa, play” or “Alexa, open”, followed by the radio station’s name, will do the trick.
- Alexa can already stream music from Amazon Music, Gaana, Saavn and TuneIn Radio. The new live radio streaming functionality now gives Amazon’s assistant an edge over its rivals from Google and Apple.