Setup

It's quick and easy to set up and start jamming!

Installing Backing Buddy


Installing from Alexa smartphone app

  1. Navigate to the "Skills" page on your Alexa smartphone app.
  2. Enter "Backing Buddy" in the search field at the top of the page.
  3. Click the "Enable" button to enable Backing Buddy.
  4. You will be prompted to link the Backing Buddy skill you just enabled to your BackingBuddy.com account. If you do not have a free BackingBuddy.com account no problem, you will be able to set one up with just a couple clicks. (Click the "I do not have an account" link under the login and enter an email and password. Tap "Register". Click on the "I am ready to jam" link.)
  5. You will see a confirmation that the linking was successful.
  6. You are ready to start jamming! Just say "Alexa, open Backing Buddy" to get started.

Installing with Voice

  1. Say "Alexa, enable Backing Buddy". Alexa will respond “Welcome to Backing Buddy, this skill requires linking to your free Backing Buddy account. To help you get started I have added a link to the authorization process in your Alexa app.”
  2. Go the home page of your Alexa Companion App where you will see the “Backing Buddy - Account Setup” message. Click “Link Account” at the bottom of the message and you will see the Backing Buddy login page. .
  3. You will be prompted to link the Backing Buddy skill you just enabled to your BackingBuddy.com account. If you do not have a free BackingBuddy.com account no problem, you will be able to set one up with just a couple clicks. (Click the "I do not have an account" link under the login and enter an email and password. Tap "Register". Click on the "I am ready to jam" link.)
  4. You will see a confirmation that the linking was successful.
  5. You are ready to start jamming! Just say "Alexa, open Backing Buddy" to get started.

Problems or suggestions? Contact support or email me direclty at phil@backingbuddy.com

 

Installing More Tracks


New Feature - Upload up to three of your own tracks for Alexa to play!

Selecting tracks available to Backing Buddy

  1. Go to BackingBuddy.com and log in (using the account username and password you used to install Backing Buddy on your Alexa device).
  2. Click the "Select Tracks" link at the top of the page.
  3. You will see the list of of tracks you can add to the menu of tracks Alexa can play for you. Select the tracks you would like to enable. Click "Save Changes" when you are done.
  4. If you would like to add one of your own backing tracks, click on the "Add your own track" link at the bottom of the page.
  5. After uploading your own track Alexa will offer it as one of the tracks you can jam to!

Problems or suggestions? Contact support or email me direclty at phil@backingbuddy.com