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Create Skill - alexa to play just one random episode from a podcast

Hello, I'm new to all of this. So i'd really appreciate some help.


I want alexa to play one random episode from a podcast - just one episode, and a random one from a particular specified podcast


i.e. every morning, I want my alexa routine to automatically play ONE random episode from the Wake me up -morning mindfulness podcast.


At the moment, there is no way to specify alexa to play a random episode (it only plays the latest one) and once it starts playing the podcast, it just keeps going to the next episode - i want it to just play ONE episode and then move onto the next task in the routine.


Does anyone know if anything like this can be done? if not can a Skill be made to do this?


Please walk me through it. thanks!

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Gaetano@Amazon answered ·

Hello and thanks for posting.

At the moment, Routines do not support that.

However, you could build a custom skill that plays a random podcast, and launch it from a Routine.

Kind regards,
Gaetano

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