With an Alexa-enabled device, you can verbally ask to play BBN Radio and BBN plays!

Enable Once

You may enable as many BBN Skills as you wish.

Use Daily

Use these phrases to play BBN day to day.

  • “Alexa, play BBN Radio.” This phrase plays our English language stream if the “BBN Radio” Skill has been enabled. If Alexa begins playing Spanish language programing, it simply means the Alexa Skill called “BBN Radio” has not yet been enabled from Step 1.
  • “Alexa, play BBN Spanish.” Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN Spanish” to be enabled.
  • “Alexa, play BBN Portuguese.” Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN Portuguese” to be enabled.
  • “Alexa, play BBN Chinese.” Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN Chinese” to be enabled.
  • “Alexa, play BBN Japanese.” Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN Japanese” to be enabled.
  • “Alexa, play BBN Korean.” Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN Korean” to be enabled.
  • “Alexa, play BBN German.” or “Alexa, spiel BBN German.” To use this skill in the German language, you must change the device language to German in your device settings. Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN German” to be enabled.
  • “Alexa, play BBN Russian.” Requires the Alexa Skill called “BBN Russian” to be enabled.

You must use the exact phrase for Alexa to recognize what to do. It also works to substitute “start” or “open” in place of the word “play”.

Compatible Alexa Devices

Compatible Alexa-enabled devices made by Amazon include:

  • Amazon Echo
  • Amazon Echo Plus
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Echo Spot – New as of December 19, 2017
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote – Does not wake with a voice command. Right now, the Fire TV Stick requires a different voice command. Say, “Alexa, play BBN English on TuneIn”. Another option would be to use our Amazon Fire TV app.
  • Amazon Fire Tablet (5th Generation and up) – Does not wake with a voice command

If you know someone who is sight-impaired, this may be a perfect way for them to hear BBN!