Listen to WGR with Alexa!

WGR is now on the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot!

August 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Don't have an Echo or Echo Dot? What are you waiting for?


What is a custom Alexa skill?

  • Amazon's voice service is called Alexa. Much like your phone has an "app", your Amazon devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, Echo Show, etc) have skills. Users interact with their Alexa enabled device via skills.
  • Skills can be "default" - meaning they come pre-enabled on your Alexa device, or they can be "custom". Custom skills are searchable in the Alexa Skills Store and offer a more robust feature set.

Are custom Alexa skills free for Alexa users?

  • Yes, custom Alexa skills are free for users to enable and interact with on their Alexa-enabled devices.

How do I enable WGR’s custom Alexa skill?

  • To enable, you have three options:
    • Search for the skill name & enable or click here
    • Open the Alexa companion app on your mobile device, search for the skill name & click enable
    • Say "Alexa, enable the WGR skill"


Once my skill is enabled, how do I use it?

Using a "wake-word", Alexa begins listening for your commands.  The wake word for the WGR skill is:  “Alexa… Open WGR.”


If you say “Alexa…Play WGR”, you will likely open the TuneIn app so you can listen live.  If you want the skill to open, giving you access to podcasts and more, saying “Alexa, Open WGR” works best.


Skills have sets of features/abilities that you can access simply by asking. Until you are familiar with a skill's abilities, use Help or Options voice commands to hear what a skill can do. When you know what features are available, ask for your specific course of action.

Alexa…Open WGR and listen live
Alexa…Open WGR and listen to Howard and Jeremy
Alexa…Open WGR and listen to Instigators
Alexa…Open WGR and listen to John Murphy
Alexa…Open WGR and listen to Schopp and Bulldog

How do I skip to the next episode of a podcast? Simply say:  “Alexa…Next”

Don't have an Echo or Echo Dot? What are you waiting for?

Have more questions about how to installing Alexa Skills? CLICK HERE!

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