Blubrry Amazon Alexa Skill – MyCast

Blubrry, a prominent podcast hosting platform, has developed an Amazon Alexa skill called MyCast. This skill is specifically designed to play podcasts that are hosted by Blubrry. The Amazon Echo family, which can utilize this skill, consists of several devices including the Echo, Dot, Show, Spot, Plus, Look, and Connect.

How to Enable MyCast on Your Echo Device

  1. On your Alexa App, go to the menu and select Skills. Or, go to the Alexa Skills store on the website.
  2. Search for MyCast, select it to open the skills detail page.
  3. Select the Enable Skill option.

How to Use MyCast

There are two ways to play a podcast from MyCast. Try out both methods and figure out which one works best for you.

The first way is a two-step process. First, get started with MyCast and, second, tell MyCast to search for the podcast you’re looking for.

  1. “Alexa, open MyCast.”
  2. “Search for The Mom Hour.”

The second way is to tell Alexa to find the show as you open MyCast. Keep in mind, you cannot pause your speech when you ask Alexa to do both steps, otherwise, she will not understand.

  1. “Alexa, open MyCast and search for The Mom Hour.

Actions During Podcast Playing

Below are the capabilities available once Alexa is playing a podcast.

“Alexa, stop.” Stop playback of the podcast.
“Alexa, pause.” Pause playback of the podcast.
“Alexa, resume.” Resume playback of the podcast.