This guide will walk you through the process of setting up and enabling new skills on your
Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo device.
Step 1: Set up your Echo
First, open your Echo device and set it up in a convenient location. To do this, follow the
instructions included in the box. If you’ve lost or misplaced them, a copy of the setup
instructions is available here.
Step 2: Download the Alexa App
Most Echo users set up their devices and enable new skills using the Alexa app on either an
Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
Click here to download the Alexa app for Apple.
Click here to download the Alexa app for Android.
Step 3: Enable your radio station’s skill
All of the impressive things that Alexa can do through your Echo
device are called “skills.” There are hundreds of skills available
for your Echo via the Alexa app, you just need to enable them in
order to use them.
From the main menu (the three horizontal lines in the top left
corner of the app), select “Skills.” Then, in the search box at the top,
type the name of your favorite radio station. For example, 1069 The Eagle.
In the search results, identify the correct skill for your radio
station of choice.
The italicized phrase below that is the voice command you’ll
give Alexa to play the station once you’ve enabled the skill.
Click the station logo to continue.
From there, click the “Enable” button and the skill will
automatically load onto your Echo device.
You can now start streaming the radio station immediately using
the station’s voice command. In this example, “Alexa, play 1069 The Eagle.
You’re all set, enjoy listening to Maryland’s Classic Hits on your Amazon device!