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Have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot at home or at your office? Enable the Hot 104.5 skill so you can listen to live and access other exclusive content!

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 the Hot 104.5 custom Alexa skill?

  • To enable, you have three options:
    • Search for ‘Hot 104.5’ & enable or click here
    • Open the Alexa companion app on your mobile device, search for ‘Hot 104.5’ & click enable
    • Say “Alexa, open Hot 104 point 5”

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 Hot 104.5 skill is:  “Alexa… Open Hot 104.5.”

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.

Have more questions about using your Amazon Echo device? Click here.