30th April 2019
Support for additional link formats.Billing
Support for additional link formats.Billing
New shuffling algorithm for playlists and links.Bug Fixes
Minor site bug fixes.
Bug fixes for RSS feeds with multiple content and web search bar.
As well as the usual search facility when adding a link, there is now a site wide search option available in the site navigation bar.
New setting to force video content to always play audio instead of audio and video on devices with a a screen. See here. This is useful to get around the limitations of the Alexa video player which cannot currently play concurrent videos from a playlist for example.
Video streams are now supported by My Pod. Turn your Echo Show, Echo Dot or video enabled Echo device in to a video player! Simply add a supported video link or video podcast to your My Pod playlist and watch it through your Echo. See the FAQ for more information, including which formats are supported. Should you have an Echo without a screen, then you can still listen to the audio from the video, for example with TV news feeds etc.
A warm welcome to our Italian users as My Pod - 'Mia Lista' is now available on amazon.it! A huge thank you to Vince for his exceptional Italian translation service. He comes highly recommended and can be found here should you wish to hire him.
Better handling for invalid RSS images.
User-Agent header fix.
Better content detection in RSS feeds.
Site stability bug fixes. Soundcloud non-TLS link workaround.
Various bug fixes and user experience improvements.
New translations will be available shortly. This update includes preliminary support and multi-region podcast search.
My Pod will now try to best-guess the link or playlist if Alexa does not hear you properly. If you wish to switch this function off, please visit the My Account page.
Playlists will now automatically start from the beginning. If you want to resume your playlist from the last played link, enable the option in My Account page.
Various bug fixes.
Various bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Now it's even easier to play your files through your Echo. Upload your files straight to My Pod and play them instantly!
Easily add, remove and update links without leaving the page.Support My Pod
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The My Pod site has been refreshed with an improved look, better graphics and styles.
Should you wish to delete you account and all associated data with it, you can now do so via the My Account page.
You can now view what you have played recently as well as what Alexa heard you ask for, on your My Pod home page.Better episode number detection
Enhanced detection of episode number in podcast feeds.
You can now ask My Pod for a specific track, episode or series simply by asking. Some examples:
Say: "Alexa, ask My Pod to play episode <episode number> of <link name>."
Say: "Alexa, ask My Pod to play series <series number> episode <episode number> of <link name>."
Say: "Alexa, ask My Pod to play <episode name> in <link name>."
You can now ask My Pod to set the play mode for both links and playlists. Simply ask: "Alexa, ask My Pod to set the link play mode to <play mode>." or "Alexa, ask My Pod to set the playlist play mode to [play mode].". You can chose either 'Continue', 'Repeat' or 'Stop'.
"Alexa, ask My Pod to play the latest episode of <episode name>
"Alexa, ask My Pod to play the oldest episode of <episode name>
Should you wish to disable the automatic podcast search, you can now turn this option off in your account settings. See the My Account page.
My Pod will now automatically search for any podcasts in the iTunes podcast directory if it cannot find a matching link in your account. Simply ask in the normal way: "Alexa, ask My Pod to play [Podcast Name].".
Better error pages.
Occasional link errors now fixed.
Simply click on the re-order icon and drag your playlists or links to change their order.
You can now change the behaviour of playback for links and playlists in order to specify whether to continue, stop or repeat. See the My Account page.
Improved link handling for shared links.Google Drive Folders
Now supports hundreds of files per folder link.
Links that have multiple content, such as Google Drive folder should now resume from the last played item.
Some RSS feeds would skip every other episode. This is now resolved.
Improvements to handle badly formed RSS feeds.Spaces in URL's
Spaces will now be escaped when adding URL's.
My Pod has been featured as skill of the week on the German Home & Smart Tech site! Please click here to read it.
You can now prevent Alexa from reading out the link / title name before playing any audio by visiting the My Account page.
You can now switch My Pod to play the oldest episode in a feed first by visiting the My Account page.
You can now enable shuffling by asking Alexa to turn on shuffling whilst audio is playing e.g. "Alexa, shuffle on." .
Alexa will now prompt you for the Playlist name if she doesn't understand what you said the first time.
You can now re-order your playlists or links by simply dragging them up or down.