Setting up Alexa devices to listen to

 Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight


There are four main methods which can be used to add a skill to your Amazon devices:

1.    Using your computer, PC or Laptop

2.  Using your Mobile Phone

3.  Using your Alexa Device

4.  Setting up Alexa on a Windows 10 PC to run like an Alexa device

Please select the option which you would prefer from the list above.

Please note some pictures may vary to your layout due to different devices and software versions.


1.    How to add skills to Alexa using your computer

  • Sign into your Amazon account.
  • Here is a direct link to the Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight skill.
  • Or, you can continue to search manually:
    • Click this link to navigate to the “Alexa Skills” page on your Mac or PC.
    • Search for a skill using the search bar at the top of your screen. In our case the skill is “Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight”, without the quotes.

  • Select the “Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight” Skill
  • Click on the “Enable” button, which should then turn to “Disable Skill” as per the example below:


2.  How to add skills to Alexa using your mobile device


  • Make sure you "enable" the skill on your account as described in Item 1 above.
  • Download the app from either the Apple App store, for an iPhone, or Google Play for an Android Device.
  • Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android and tap the menu icon at the top-left.

How to add skills to Alexa

  •  Open the top menu. 
  •  Tap "Skills & Games" in the menu.

How to add skills to Alexa



  • Tap the magnifying glass icon to
  • Search for the skill you want.

How to add skills to Alexa


  • Select the tab for "Your Skills", near the top of the screen, and check that the "Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight" skill exists, and that it is ENABLED. This is checking that what was done in item 1, is now recognised by your phone.
  • The skill should now be active on your phone.
  • Test it by tapping the Alexa symbol in the middle at the bottom of the screen, and say "Alexa, play Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight". 



3.          How to add skills to Alexa using your Amazon Echo

Within range of your Amazon Echo, say "Alexa, enable…" and then state the name of the skill to be added.  For example: "Alexa, enable 'Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight' "

Not sure if this method works with the DOT.



4.          Setting up a PC/Laptop to run Alexa

  •  Pre-requisites: The PC/Laptop must be running Windows 10, and have a microphone.
  •  Go to the Microsoft store, and download the Alexa app.
  •  Install the app, making sure that “Hands Free” is set to on.
  • Make sure your Microphone is live.
  • Login to your Amazon account, and follow the instructions in item 1, to find and “Enable” the “Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight” skill.
  • You should now be able to play Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight, by giving the command “Alexa… play ‘Sunshine Radio Isle of Wight’”.