Listen to Purple Current on Amazon Echo devices using Alexa

Install the Purple Current skill

You can listen to Purple Current on Amazon’s Voice-on-demand Echo devices. Ask “Alexa, play Purple Current on iHeart” or “Alexa, play Purple Current on TuneIn.”

Alexa Skill

To get enhanced functionality, enable the Alexa Skill. Once enabled, you can stream Purple Current, find out the name of a song and artst.

Enable Skill

  • Stream: “Alexa, open Purple Current.”
  • Song name: “Alexa, ask Purple Current what song is this?”


When you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too.

  • “Alexa, ask Purple Current to play Song by Artist” e.g. “Alexa, ask Purple Current to play When Doves Cry by Prince.”

Song Ratings

To hear an average of user ratings of the song that’s playing, say “Alexa, ask Purple Current for this song’s rating.”

If you have registered your Minnesota Public Radio account, you may rate the song 1 through 5 stars. Say “Alexa, ask Purple Current to rate this song” and follow the prompts.


If you have feedback on how we can improve our skill, please write a review.