How To Listen To NEPR On Your Smart Speaker

The new way to experience public radio is here! Below we have instructions for all the different ways you can access New England Public Radio on your smart speaker device.

Amazon Alexa

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Your smart speaker just got smarter. With a few simple commands, you can access the entire world of New England Public Radio - all the latest news, popular podcasts and discussions of the day. 

There are multiple ways to access NEPR through Alexa - you can stream your station through NEPR's Alexa Skill or through NPR. Give any of the commands below a try and hear public radio stories come alive on your Alexa-enabled device.

Here are some general commands to access the NEPR Alexa skill:

"Alexa, open New England Public Radio."

You can say "Alexa, tell New England Public Radio..."

  • “To play NEPR.”
  • “To play News Network.”
  • “To play All Classical.”

"Alexa, ask New England Public Radio to browse programs."

You can also play NEPR podcasts: say, “Alexa, play… “

  • “…Beacon Hill in Five”
  • “…College Connection”
  • “…In Contrast”
  • “…Jazz Beat”
  • “…Media Lab”
  • “…News Now”
  • “…Presto!”
  • “…Short List”
  • “…Valley Voices”

Play the latest episode of a specific show or podcast.

To listen to NEPR through NPR, use the following commands:

"Alexa, play NPR."

Stream your local public radio station, New England Public Radio.

"Alexa, play the latest news from NPR."

Hear the latest five-minute newscast, updated every hour.

"Alexa, play WFCR."

Stream live from any public radio station in the country by saying the station name or call letters, i.e., "Alexa, play WFCR" or "Alexa, play New England Public Radio."

"Alexa, play [show or podcast name]."

Play the latest episode of a specific show or podcast.

Find more information on how to maximize your Alexa listening experience with NPR One and add NPR to your Flash Briefing.

Google Home

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Give any of the commands below a try and hear public radio stories come alive on Google Home voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant.

Here are some general commands:

"Ok Google, play NPR."

Stream your local public radio station, New England Public Radio.

"Ok Google, play the latest news from NPR."

Hear the latest five-minute newscast, updated every hour.

Stream live from any public radio station in the country by saying the station name or call letters, i.e., "OK Google, play WFCR" or to play the NEPR News Network command, "OK Google, play WNNZ." 

"Ok Google, play [show or podcast name]."

Play the latest episode of a specific show or podcast.

Find more information on how to maximize your Google Assistant listening experience with NPR One and add NPR to your Default News Services.