The entire world of NPR is at your command. With a few simple utterances, you can access all the latest news, podcasts, and discussions of the day. Give any of the commands below a try and hear NPR's critically acclaimed, audio-rich stories come alive on your Google Home voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant.
Live radio from your Member station
Say, "OK Google, play NPR." This will play live radio from a Member station near you.
You can also say, "OK Google, play [any public radio station's name or call letters]," e.g., "OK Google, play WAMU" or "OK Google, play Nashville Public Radio."
Say, "OK Google, play the news from NPR" to receive our visual newscast. Hosted by the same voices you know and love from our daily audio newscast, the NPR visual newscast is updated hourly every weekday morning with the latest headlines and footage for a quick look at what's going on in the news, now.
Wait Wait Quiz
Say, "OK Google, open the Wait Wait Quiz" to play Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. This interactive game is hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis and tests your knowledge of this week's news.
You can enable these news briefings in your Google Home app under Settings > More Settings > News.
At the bottom of that page, tap "Change news playlist format" and set your format to "News briefings."
Then, tap "Add shows" to find and select NPR's news briefings.
To hear your news briefings, say, "OK Google, play the news."
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Creative Director: Billy Candela, Senior Copywriter: Sergio Romano, Senior Marketing Associate: Mina Tavakoli
With audio mix by Josh Rogosin and original music by Ramtin Arablouei
Animation by Laundry
Creative Director: PJ Richardson, Managing Director: James Sweigert, Executive Producer: Garrett Braren, Producer: Meredith Panicara, Edit and Sound Design: Justin Freedman, Design and Animation: Yongmin Park, Yoojin Seol, and Xirui Liu
Featured NPR audio clips
Guy Raz - How I Built This, Korva Coleman - NPR newscast, Ailsa Chang - "After Hurricane Katrina, Many People Found New Strength," as featured on All Things Considered, John Sepulveda - The California Report from KQED