Get a Free Alexa Skill for your Radio Station Stream

There’s a new way to enable people to play your radio station directly on Alexa without having to write a single line of code.  Thanks to the Alexa Radio Skills Kit, radio stations no longer have to build out a new skill from scratch. Instead, they can simply provide the streaming URLs and metadata for their radio stations via a simple intake process.

Once the station is tested and launched, customers will be able to say, “Alexa, play [Station Name]” to play the radio station directly on Alexa. They can also ask Alexa to play a station by invoking the station’s alternate name, call sign, or frequency.

The Alexa Radio Skills Kit supports location-based search to further improve the accuracy in playing the correct station to match a customer’s request.

Previously, a radio station would be required to hire a developer with the process taking as long as three to six months. With this new service, radio stations can fill in the intake form quickly without any developer resources.

This new way of accessing the Alexa Radio Skills Kit offers the same features and customer experience as radio stations that build their own RSK skills.

This no-code radio onboarding is generally available in the United States, Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Germany/Austria, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, and Australia/New Zealand.

To get started, reach out to rsk-onboarding@amazon.com.

The original article this information was taken from is here:  https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/blogs/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/2021/12/a-new-code-free-way-to-onboard-your-radio-station-on-to-alexa.

Jim Sherwood serves as the chief creative, brand strategist, lead developer, meticulous project manager, and station collaborator for all Skyrocket Radio sites and projects. Jim is a 30+ year radio veteran with a resume spanning several small, medium, and large markets including roles as Digital Content Manager, Program Director, Production Manager, and Morning Show Host.