Demonstration of an Amazon Alexa skill for SoundCloud

  • 20 April 2017
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Hi everyone,
I recently started developing a skill for Amazon Alexa for SoundCloud. It allows you to connect your account and play your stream, your favorites and also playing by searching.

I would love to get feedback and discuss further ideas of discovering music via Alexa!

I made a demonstration video that you can watch here:

If you are interested in some technical details (programming) I wrote a blog post at my company about this:


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Hi there Moritz,

Thanks for sharing this here on the Help Community, super interesting stuff. I've forwarded the topic to with the relevant product team on our end so they can take a look, too :-)

Keep up the good work.

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Hi Mathis,
thanks a lot!

We tried to publish a first version to Amazon last week but run into a big blocker: We have to provide documentation that we have the right to play copyrighted material.

"Protecting intellectual property rights is important to us. Please provide documentation demonstrating that you have the right to use copyrighted material. The documentation must be either a confirmation letter from the intellectual property rights holder or a copy of the applicable license. Otherwise, please remove the copyrighted material within the skill's responses."

So without the help of SoundCloud we will not be able to publish the skill :(

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Hi again Moritz,

Hmm, I won't be able to help with this I'm afraid. Please reach out to our Copyrights team directly about this. Not entirely sure if & how they will be able to help, but they're definitely the better team to speak to in that regards. You can reach out here.
Any update regarding publishing? I'm also interessted in having a soundcloud skill for my Amazon Echo.
Guys we needed this yesterday! Spotify has a future like this for a long time. I am a paying customer on Soundcloud - so at least it should be legal to access this content.
What an AWESOME skill!

This type of skill is precisely what I need with my Alexa device.

My music tastes are nearly opposite of most people. I like podcasts, I always want to hear new music (no favorites), and I strongly prefer DJ mixes.

I'm a noob with Alexa, but willing to learn. How can I import this into my device and start using it?
Soundcloud, it is very sad that your customers are building your tech for you. Please get it together and get this built.
wake up soundcloud! where is this?

If soundcloud were to do this, they could allow uploaders to check details like “Contains Samples?” and “Allow Alexa?”