Using the Amazon Echo to Listen to Chinese Songs and Chinese Radio

I want to share with you how to use the Amazon Echo to listen to Chinese songs, radio, and audio albums.  I have introduced Tune-In app in a separate post earlier.  It is an app that you can use to listen to international radio stations with your smart phone.  You can search various radio channels by location or by language with this app.  Amazon Echo has podcasts and radio stations from  Tune-In and iHeartRadio.  Using the Amazon Echo to listen to Chinese songs and radio stations is easy.  Follow the list below to start the fun.  You might be interested in know more about why music and songs are wonderful tools on your bilingual journey.

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Alexa is not multilingual at this time.  However,  the programs you can listen to are from around the world.  Children will have fun using the voice control to select a Chinese radio station to listen to.  You have many choices.  You can listen to a Chinese radio station, a Chinese podcast or a Chinese audio album.  Smart speaker can be a learning tool and a resource at home and in the classroom.

Alexa, play KAZN on TuneIn. 

KAZN is a Chinese radio station in L.A.  It broadcasts programs from Los Angeles, China and Taiwan.  From traffic report to restaurant reviews, to cross-cultural discussions, this channel has it all.  For children, there is a Chinese story time from 10am to 11am (PST) every Saturday.

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Alexa, play Yes 93.3 on Tune-In!

Yes 93.3 is a top Chinese language radio station in Singapore.  It is a Chinese pop music station and plays hit songs from China, Singapore, Taiwan with occasional foreign songs from other Asian countries and the U.S.  The conversation between the on-air personalities and call-in listeners as well as interviews with celebrities are fun to listen to.

 

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“Alexa, play UFM1003 (1003 reads as “one-zero-zero-three”) on Tune-In”

UFM100.3 is another popular Chinese language radio station in Singapore.  It is a contemporary hit radio station with news, songs, and content targeted at office crowd.

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“Alexa, play CNR Voice of China  on TuneIn!”

CNY Voice of China has a great collection of programs.  There are folk songs, book reviews, news, interviews, culture talk,…etc.  You can listen to CNR on mobile devices via Tune-In app as well.

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Alexa, play the album “Let’s Learn Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda!”

If you have purchased an music/audio album on Amazon and you have saved it in your music library then you can say “Alexa, Play the album, ‘[title].‘”  You can say the same to listen  to the sample of an album.

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You can also visit  Tune-In to explore more!

One of my favorite stations, UFO Radio is not available on Amazon Echo at this time, but it is available on Tune-In.

UFO Radio – Taiwan

Teaching Tips with Amazon Echo at home and in the classroom.  Games you can incorporate by using the Amazon Echo.

  • Who’s Singing

  • Catch a Line of lyrics

  • Brain Break ideas:

    • Music Chair

    • Freeze Dance

    • Copycat Dancer

    • Lip Sync Battle

Enthusiasm is Contagious.  Most of my morning starts with playing Yes93.3 on Amazon Echo!  My kids start singing a line or two with me wiggling with the Chinese song playing in the background.  It is also a fun experience for my students.  Are you ready to give it a try?

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26 Comments
  1. So cool! I need to try this out. I do have an Echo and I always want to learn things from other languages. My daughter would have fun with them.

  2. how awesome is that! im planning to learn French soon and i think this would be helpful!

  3. I have been eyeing yhe amazon echo for a while now and I think I am.just going to give in and have one and hope I don’t need four more at the end lol.

  4. What a great idea – I love anything that teaches kids while they’re having fun. It’s amazing what technology can do, and the Echo is pretty awesome.

  5. A friend told me about amazon echo and being able to listen to international stations, i thought it was cool and definitely want to get it now.

  6. What a great tool to learn a new language. I didn’t realize it was available in other languages.

  7. Cool! Seems like everyone has an Echo these days. Guess I’ll have to bite the bullet soon 🙂

  8. That’s too cool! Absolutely want an Echo for myself, it’s so useful and funny too!

  9. A part of me wants one of these for all the fun features, but another part thinks it’s kind of creepy.

  10. This sounds great. A great way for a whole family to learn something new. Thanks for sharing this. I’ll have to think about getting it a bit more now.

  11. For the first time, I hear about Echo. Spreads like a brilliant learning tool.

    • You can listen to your favorite podcasts and music around the world when you are having a cup of coffee at home. it is a resourceful device.

  12. That’s a perfect tool for learning a new language… I never knew about it before reading this post ☺️👍🏻

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