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Listening to NPR on Google Home

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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."

Click here to find any NPR Member station in the country.

For Google devices with a screen

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.

Learn more.

Podcasts

Say, "OK Google, play the podcast [Podcast Name]" to hear the most recent episode of any podcast.

Click here to see all of NPR's podcasts.

News briefings

Learn more about news briefings here.

Here are some of NPR's news briefings:

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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