Welcome to our third project-based course about voice app development. In previous courses, we already learned some of the basics of building Alexa Skills and Google Actions. After an initial setup in Project 1: Hello World, we looked at some more advanced routing in Project 2: Adventure Game.
For project 3, we'll look into one of the most popular use cases for voice apps and smart speakers: streaming audio. Let's build a podcast player voice app that works on both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
In this course we're going to build an easily modifiable podcast player Alexa Skill and Google Action.
It will automatically play multiple episodes in a row, let the user pause and resume whenever they want, and let them switch between episodes freely.
While building that, we will learn about
- the Alexa AudioPlayer and Google MediaResponse interfaces to stream audio files,
- how to incorporate platform specific features into your multi-platform app,
- how to structure bigger projects,
- the Jovo Language Model,
and much more. See all the steps below.
- Step 1: Streaming an Audio File
- Step 2: Streaming Multiple Files in a Row
- Step 3: Preparing our Development Environment
- Step 4: Pause and Resume the Audio Stream
- Step 5: Store and Retrieve Multiple Episodes
- Step 6: Manually Switch between Episodes
- Step 7: Rework the User Interaction at Launch
- Step 8: The Final Steps
We start by playing a single audio file for both Alexa and Google Assistant with.