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Irish Radioplayer adds voice control skill

Users of the Irish Radioplayer service can now access the platform with just their voice, following the launch of a new skill for Amazon Alexa devices.

The new Irish Radioplayer skill is also available on Alexa in the UK and US so that friends and
relatives can stay in touch with all their favourite stations from home. Irish Radioplayer provides access to every station in the Republic of Ireland.

Today's launch coincides with the official arrival of Amazon Echo and Alexa voice services on the Irish market.

Customers can also enable the skill using the Alexa app for iOS or Android, or simply by saying
“Alexa, enable Irish Radioplayer.” Once enabled, customers can start using Irish Radioplayer
on demand using just their voice, by saying “Alexa, ask Irish Radioplayer to play [your
station]” or “Alexa, open Irish Radioplayer”
Scott Williams, Director of the IBI and Chair of the Irish Radioplayer Steering Board said:
"The Irish Radioplayer has successfully put all Irish radio in one place and thousands of listeners use it daily on tablets and phones. This development ensures that our great Irish radio content will now be available with a simple voice command on the new devices. It will make listening easier and intuitive. We are delighted to be there."

JP Coakley, Head of Broadcast & Media services at RTÉ commented:
"RTÉ’s partnership with IBI stations on the Irish Radioplayer is helping to future-proof radio’s connection with listeners. We’re a nation that loves our radio and it remains such a strong medium. Our duty to the audience is to adapt to new technologies and habits, so, we have worked with Amazon to ensure that every Irish station is available through their exciting products at launch."

Lawrence Galkoff, General Manager of Radioplayer Worldwide added:
"Every Alexa device is a new radio for its owner and I am absolutely certain that the Irish Radioplayer skill will be as popular and successful as other Radioplayer skills have been globally in opening up great new radio content”


  1. Might be just be me, but I can't find the Irish radio radioplayer alexa skill at all


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