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Podcast Capsule

The Podcast Capsule Template creates a capsule dedicated to a single or multiple RSS podcast feeds.

Creating a Podcast Capsule

Select the template in Bixby Developer Studio (Bixby Studio).

Podcast Capsule Entry Page

  1. Choose the language for your capsule.
  2. Click Next Step. Podcast Capsule Template, Page 2
  3. In the RSS Feed URL field, enter the URL for your podcast.
  4. [Optional] Click on the Add Feed button to add more RSS Feeds.
  5. Click Add Tag to add tags for each feed that corresponds to commonly used search terms.

    You only need to add tags if you have multiple RSS feeds. Tags give users the ability to play the different RSS feeds. For the example above, users could say "Play sample 1" or "Play sample 2" to differentiate between the feeds.

    For a single RSS feed, tags are optional.

  6. Set a Default Order that the episodes should play in.
  7. Click Next Step. Podcast Capsule Template, Page 3
  8. Enter a capsule ID for your new capsule, such as playground.dadJokes.
  9. Select a path and filename for the new capsule (or accept Bixby Studio's suggested default).
  10. Click Generate Capsule.

The capsule will be created for you in Bixby Studio, and a README file will be opened suggesting next steps and customizations.

By default, the capsule has training for the utterance "Play", which will start playing the most recent episode of the podcast, and it will use the image defined in the RSS feed as the channel's image. (Note that the player will not switch images for each individual episode, even if they are defined in the feed's items.) The playlist will be ordered from most recent to oldest, unless you specify a different default order.