What is Rayo
Rayo is the new name for Planet Radio on Alexa’s smart speakers. Feel even closer to the music, shows and people you love from Absolute Radio, Greatest Hits Radio, Hits Radio, KISS, Magic, Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, Scala Radio, Jazz FM and more stations around the UK, all in one place through the Rayo skill for Amazon Alexa. Listening to live radio and on-demand has never been so easy. Whatever your taste in music and whatever your mood, there’s something for everyone.
What is changing?
From the 1st August 2023, when listening to your favourite station via your Alexa it will now say that it’s playing “from Rayo" rather than "from Planet Radio".
This change will just affect Alexa devices and all existing station apps (for example KISS KUBE, the Absolute Radio app). The Planet Radio Website and other Smart Speaker devices will remain the same.
Can I keep saying Planet Radio to Alexa?
Some elements of the Planet Radio name will remain working. These are:
“Alexa, ask Planet Radio if I am a premium subscriber”
“Alexa, ask Planet Radio to Link my account?”
Can I still listen to Premium stations?
Yes, you’ll be able to listen to all Premium stations via Alexa.
The important part is that if you are attempting to listen to a Premium station you’ll now need to ask your Alexa to play your station with “On Rayo” instead of “On Planet Radio”, if you need help to get it working.
For Example: “Alexa, play Magic Power Ballads on Rayo”
Please see this Help article for all the full invocations for Premium stations: Here