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If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can now teach it to play LDS hymns and Primary songs. Use it for singing along in Family Home Evening, at bedtime, in Primary sharing time or singing time, or any other time you want to use hymns from the LDS Hymnbook or songs from the Church’s Children’s Songbook.
Roger Pimentel, an LDS man who works as a product manager at Amazon, created these Alexa skills. He explains he built them “for own our use for singing along in FHE, and I’d love to have you give it a try and let me know your feedback.” Roger also explains that they “could also be fun to use in a Primary calling, in a class or in sharing time/singing time.”
“Alexa, ask LDS Hymns to play ‘The Spirit of God’”
Once you enable the LDS Hymns Alexa Skill, then just say “Alexa, ask LDS Hymns to play ‘The Spirit of God’” (or any hymn), and it will play it. Or say, “Alexa, open LDS Hymns.”
“Alexa, ask Primary Songs to play ‘I Am a Child of God’.”
Once you enable the Primary Songs Alexa Skill, then just say “Alexa, ask Primary Songs to play ‘I Am a Child of God’” (or any Primary song), and it will play it. Or say “Alexa, open Primary Songs.”
Note: Be sure to choose the skill LDS Primary Songs by Roger Pimentel (the link above). There is another skill of the same name that doesn’t let you choose which song to listen to.
Roger Pimentel would love to connect with anyone else who is developing this kind of technology or interested in collaborating.
What other LDS-related Amazon Alexa skill you would like to see? Leave a comment below.