The Relevant Radio Skill

If you own an Amazon smart speaker, like the Echo or Echo Dot, you can listen to Relevant Radio!  This is a robust skill that also allows you direct access to all of your favorite Relevant Radio podcasts.

First, you need to enable our Skill. Here are easy ways you can do that:

Say, “Alexa, enable the Relevant Radio Skill”

Or visit the Skills section of your Alexa Smartphone App and search for Relevant Radio.

Once you’ve enabled the skill, tell your Echo “Alexa, open Relevant Radio,” then follow the prompts from there.

You can also say “Alexa, ask Relevant Radio…

…to listen live.” (hear our live stream)

…what’s playing?  (hear the name of the show or podcast playing)

…to browse programs.” (listen to your favorite shows on demand)

…to list prayers.” (pray along to the Rosary audio prayer or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy)

…to play fill in name of podcast.” (hear the latest podcast)

…to pray the Joyful Mysteries.” (pray along to the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary)

…to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.” (pray along to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary)

…to pray the Glorious Mysteries.” (pray along to the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary)

…to pray the Luminous Mysteries.” (pray along to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary)

…to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.” (pray along to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy)

…to turn off.” (will turn off the stream and thank you for listening to Relevant Radio)


Printable PDF of Voice Commands

Listening with Alexa

Additional voice commands include:

While playing a program, you can skip forward to the next episode by saying “Alexa, next.”

To skip backward to the previous archive, say “Alexa, go back.”

To stop the audio playing, say “Alexa, stop.”

For instructions on interacting with this skill, just say “help.”

Podcasts available on the Relevant Radio Alexa Skill:

  • In Conversation with God
  • Morning Air®
  • The Patrick Madrid Show
  • The Inner Life®
  • Go Ask Your Father™
  • Father Simon Says™
  • The Drew Mariani Show™
  • A Closer Look™
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop
  • The Joe Sikorra Show
  • Daybreak™
  • Relevant Rewind
  • Relevant in Rome
  • Encounter
  • The Dan Cheely Show
  • The Miracle Hunter
  • The Patrick McCormack Show
  • Today’s Mass
  • Prayer Reflection with Father Kubicki
  • The Harry Kraemer Show

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What all do I need to set up an Amazon Echo speaker in my house?

A: You’ll need a smartphone or tablet for the initial set up of the Echo speaker.  In addition the Echo speaker itself, you’ll also need a wifi connection.

Q: Can I use the Relevant Radio Skill on my Amazon Kindle Fire?

A: Yes, if your Fire tablet comes “with Alexa” or “Alexa Hands-Free”, you can install the Relevant Radio Skill by triggering Alexa. By voice if your tablet has Alexa Hands-Free or by pressing home button and saying “Alexa, enable the Relevant Radio Skill.”

Q: How can I listen to Relevant Radio on my Google Home speaker?

A: We’re looking into setting up a similar application for Google Assistant. In the meantime you can stream Relevant Radio with your Google Home in the following ways: Say, “Okay, Google, play WDVM” to play the Relevant Radio live stream.  You could also connect your phone with your Home speaker via Bluetooth. The easiest and fastest way is by voice. Just say, “OK, Google, Bluetooth pairing.” The speaker will then become discoverable to all nearby Bluetooth devices for a few minutes.  Once paired you can play the Relevant Radio live stream, podcasts, and audio prayers to your speaker using the Relevant Radio app.

Q: How can I listen to Relevant Radio on my Apple HomePod?

A; You can listen to Relevant Radio podcasts through the Apple Podcasts app to HomePod.  You can also stream audio content from the Relevant Radio App to your HomePod by:

  1. Start the Relevant Radio live stream on the app.
  2. Open the Control Center on the iPhone or iPad.
  3. 3D Touch or long press on the music widget.
  4. Tap on the AirPlay icon in the upper right side of the widget.
  5. Select the HomePod icon.

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