Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Listen to WTMJ on your Amazon device!

You can now listen to WTMJ on your Amazon device!

If you’re a new user, just plug in your Amazon device, download the Alexa app to your phone or tablet to finish the set-up process. (Of course, if you don’t have an Amazon account, you’ll be prompted to sign-up.)

When you’re done, be sure to enable the WTMJ skill online (type in “WTMJ skill” in the search box) or simply say, “Alexa, enable WTMJ.”

You’re all set.

So what exactly is an Alexa skill?

Amazon describes it as “voice-driven capabilities that enhance the functionality of your Alexa devices.” Basically, users can interact with Alexa enabled devices, such as Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap or Echo Show, with skills. And the best part is, these custom skills are absoultely free to interact with on your device!

One important note — make sure to use the command, “Alexa, Open WTMJ” after you’ve enabled the station. If a user uses a different phrase, such as “Alexa, stream WTMJ” or “Alexa, play WTMJ,” another app like Tunein will open. So stick with “Alexa, Open WTMJ” to access our podcasts, weather update, news update, Packers update and to listen live!

Here are some of the commands you can use to get started:

“Alexa, open WTMJ and Listen Live”
“Alexa, open WTMJ and play News Update”
“Alexa, open WTMJ and play Weather Update”
“Alexa, open WTMJ and play Packers Update”
“Alexa, open WTMJ and play podcasts”

If you need to interrupt your listening time, simply say, “Alexa, stop.”

If you haven’t already, you can purchase the Amazon Echo by clicking here. And, for the Amazon Echo Dot, click here.

If you still need assistance, follow this link.

There’s a new way to get the latest local news from WTMJ News. Just ask Alexa.

The intelligent-assistant platform on Amazon’s Echo device will now allow listeners to hear the latest local headlines. If you are an Amazon Echo owner, just opt-in to WTMJ News in your Alexa app on your phone or tablet, and ask Alexa to tell you the news.

Beginning this week, the news will be brought to you by your favorite WTMJ News anchors.

Alexa, the Echo’s personal assistant, will play an up-to-date news update from your local WTMJ News team. The briefing lasts around 60 seconds and covers the top headlines at the time.

Here’s how to get the feature on your Amazon device:

  • – Launch the Alexa app on your phone
  • – Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
  • – Search for and select 620 WTMJ
  • – Ask Alexa to “Play Flash Briefing”


As always, thanks for listening to WTMJ!