WDEL is now available on Amazon Echo devices with Alexa…
Simply say, "Alexa, start Delaware's News Radio!"


Setting up WDEL on your device is easy.

  • Download the Alexa app (find Apple version here or the Android version here).
  • Select “Skills” or “Skills and Games” from the main menu of the app.
  • Search for Delaware's News RadioTap on the station logo to get to that station's skill.
  • Tap “Enable” to enable the skill.
  • Once you’ve enabled the skill, just say, “Alexa, start Delaware's News Radio”.
  • You can also click here to go directly to our skill on the Amazon website

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you had a WDEL skill enabled on your device prior to August 2020, that skill is no longer functional. To get our new skill to work, you may need to disable the old skill. On the "Skills & Games" screen, go to "Your Skills" screen and search for our skill. When you find it, click it, then click "Settings", then the "Disable Skill" button on the screen that follows.

 

Need additional help? Here are the instructions in more detail:

This​ ​guide​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​and​ ​enabling​ ​new​ ​skills​ ​on​ ​your Alexa-enabled​ ​Amazon​ ​Echo​ ​device.

Step​ ​1:​ Download the Alexa App

​Download​ ​the​ ​Alexa​ ​App in the Google Play store or Apple I-tunes store. Most​ ​Echo​ ​users​ ​set​ ​up​ ​their​ ​devices​ ​and​ ​enable​ ​new​ ​skills​ ​using​ ​the​ ​Alexa​ ​app​ ​on​ ​either​ ​an Apple​ ​or​ ​Android​ ​smartphone​ ​or​ ​tablet.

If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​prefer​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a​ ​desktop​ ​computer​ ​or​ ​laptop​ ​to​ ​set​ ​up​ ​your​ ​device,​ ​visit amazon.com/echosetup​.   The​ ​setup​ ​process​ ​in​ ​the​ ​app​ ​or​ ​on​ ​the​ ​website​ ​will​ ​include​ ​informative​ ​tutorials​ ​that​ ​will​ ​teach you​ ​the​ ​basics​ ​of​ ​your​ ​new​ ​Echo​ ​device​ ​and​ ​explain​ ​how​ ​to​ ​enable​ ​new​ ​skills.

Step​ ​2:​ ​Enable​ ​your​ ​radio​ ​station’s​ ​skill

All​ ​of​ ​the​ ​impressive​ ​things​ ​that​ ​Alexa​ ​can​ ​do​ ​through​ ​your​ ​Echo device​ ​are​ ​called​ ​“skills.”​ ​There​ ​are​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​skills​ ​available for​ ​your​ ​Echo​ ​via​ ​the​ ​Alexa​ ​app,​ ​you​ ​just​ ​need​ ​to​ ​enable​ ​them​ ​in order​ ​to​ ​use​ ​them.

From​ ​the​ ​main​ ​menu​ ​(the​ ​three​ ​horizontal​ ​lines​ ​in​ ​the​ ​top​ ​left corner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​app),​ ​select​ ​“Skills.”​ ​In​ ​the​ ​search​ ​box​ ​at​ ​the​ ​top, type​ ​Delaware's News Radio.

In​ ​the​ ​search​ ​results,​ ​identify​ ​the​ ​correct​ ​skill​ ​for​ ​your​ ​radio station​ ​of​ ​choice.

Click​ ​the​ ​station​ ​logo​ ​to​ ​continue.

From​ ​there,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​“Enable”​ ​button​ ​and​ ​the​ ​skill​ ​will automatically​ ​load​ ​onto​ ​your​ ​Echo​ ​device.

You​ ​can​ ​now​ ​start​ ​streaming​ ​the​ ​radio​ ​station​ ​immediately​ ​using the​ ​station’s​ ​voice​ ​command.​ ​So for​ ​example,​ ​“Alexa,​ ​Start Delaware's News Radio".