Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa

DTD735 Additional - The Daily 5 Minute Skill Demo Show

February 4, 2019

With huge thanks to Nick of Buttonpush Apps/Voice Skills Inc, there is now a newly updated daily flash briefing version of the 'Dot to Dot' podcast. As Amazon won't allow any words relating to the Echo or A-lady in the names of their skills, its new name is 'The Daily 5 Minute Skill Demo Show' and you can find it by searching for it in your local skillstore or, as with all skills, you should just be able to say, "A-lady, enable the daily 5 minute skill demo show."
Once enabled, it simply gives you the normal episode each day in your flash briefing along with the news and weather or whatever else you have chosen to be included in your daily news update.
For more Echo goodness, you can also check out their own excellent daily flash briefing all about smartspeakers; 'A few minutes in voice' so please do give that a go too.
I also mention about a brilliant free service called Zapier which helps take a normal podcast feed and turn it into what Amazon needs for a daily flash briefing - there's a brilliant article on Medium that explains all about how it's done.