Sound Drive for Amazon Alexa

Easily create your personal playlists, which suite your mood, on your Google Drive and enjoy your favorite music, books and podcasts.
Create unlimited playlists (Free account limited to 5 playlists per category (music, books, podcasts) with 10 tracks per playlist).
Link unlimited Echo devices to the same account to share your playlists across your family.

Why Sound Drive

Using Sound Drive skill is easy

Spend little time on preparation -  create your personal playlists on your Google Drive and  and upload favourite music, audio books and podcasts, and then use all abilities, provided by the skill, to the full.

Quick Start Video:

* Please note: premium service is currently available in USA play store only. Amazon constantly expands services, so we hope it will be available in more regions soon. 

How To use Sound Drive

Create collections for your different moods: to relax, to inspire, to meditate. 

Create unlimited playlists * 

Link unlimited Echo devices to the same account to share your playlists across your family. 

How to create playlists: 

- go to your Google Drive and create folders with the names: music, books and podcasts.

- for each of these folders create sub-folders with the names of your playlists.

- copy your media files into these sub-folders.

For example:

- music -> Relax -> waves.mp3, rainforest.mp3,... [you have created music playlist with the name 'Relax']

- music -> Classic -> song-1.mp3, song-2.mp3,... [you have created music playlist with the name 'Classic']

- books -> Pinocchio -> chapter-1.mp3, chapter-2.mp3,... [you have created books playlist with the name 'Pinocchio']

- podcasts -> Spanish -> lesson-1.mp3, lesson-2.mp3,... [you have created a general purpose playlist with the name 'Spanish']

Update your playlists with the Google Drive sync app on mobile and desktop or upload them directly through a web browser.

The playlists will be synchronized automatically every time you open the skill.

When the playlist started to play, you can use all commands that you normally use with the default Alexa music player (without using the skill's invocation name): 

- Alexa, play.

- Alexa, next.

- Alexa, previous.

- Alexa, loop on.

- Alexa, loop off.

- Alexa, pause.

- Alexa, resume.

- Alexa, start over.

- Alexa, shuffle on.

- Alexa, shuffle off.

- Alexa, stop.

You can ask to play a playlist:

- Alexa, ask sound drive to play 'Vivaldi' music.

- Alexa, ask sound drive to play 'Relax' music.

You can ask to play a song, a book or a podcast by name:

- Alexa, ask sound drive to play 'tomorrow' song.

- Alexa, ask sound drive to play 'Alice in Wonderland' book.

- Alexa, ask sound drive to play 'My Episode Name' podcast.


* Free account limited to 5 playlists per category (music, books, podcasts) with 10 tracks per playlist. 

Simple tips to get more out of the Sound Drive skill

Voice Recognition technology is still developing, so, some times you can find it difficult to make Alexa understanding your request. You can do next simple things to improve accuracy in finding your playlists ot track name:

- Use simpler names for the play lists, best results can be achieved when you use one or two words in the play list or audio book name. 

- Try to say or even spell a word, which presents in the play list name, for example you can spell word "R E L A X" to find play list "relax sounds".  We added this kind of search possible to make things easier.