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Can I listen using Alexa? How do I use Chirp with Alexa?

It’s easy to listen to your Chirp audiobooks on your Alexa-enabled device! To learn more about getting started and listening to your books using the Chirp skill for Alexa, please review the FAQs below.

Can I listen to my Chirp audiobooks with Alexa?

Yes! To get started, enable the Chirp skill on your Alexa device. You can find the Chirp skill here. Once enabled, follow the steps to link your Chirp account.

I’ve enabled the Chirp skill on Alexa! How do I play my audiobook?

Simply say “Alexa, tell Chirp to play my last book” and we’ll start playing your most recently-played book from where you left off!

What voice commands can I use for listening on Alexa?

In addition to playing books from your library, you can use basic playback controls using Alexa. Please see the table below for all voice commands available.

ActionVoice Command
Open Chirp“Alexa, open Chirp” or “Alexa, use Chirp”
Play most recent audiobook“Alexa, tell Chirp to play my last book”
Play a book from your library“Alexa [ask or tell] Chirp to [play/read/listen/stream/start] TITLE”
Pause your book“Alexa, stop” or “Alexa, pause”
Skip to the next chapter“Alexa, next”
Go back to the previous chapter“Alexa, previous”

We’re always working to improve Chirp and hope to add additional voice commands in the future!

My Alexa device won’t play my audiobook. What should I do?

If you have trouble playing a Chirp book on your Alexa-enabled device, please make sure that the device is plugged in, turned on, and unmuted. Also, be sure to check the Alexa companion app for any connectivity issues. Finally, consult the voice command table above to make sure you’re using the right phrasing.

If you’re still having trouble after taking these steps, please contact us.

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