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Listening To NPR With Siri

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Your smart speaker just got smarter. With a few simple commands, you can access the entire world of NPR – all the latest news, newest podcasts, and discussions of the day. Give any of the utterances below a try and hear NPR's critically acclaimed, audio-rich stories come alive on your HomePod, or any device that supports Siri.

Print or download a PDF with all the NPR-friendly commands currently available with Siri.

On your HomePod

Here are all of the commands that currently work with your smart speaker:

"Hey Siri, play the station [station name or call letters]." or

"Hey Siri, play [station name or call letters] radio."

Stream live from any public radio station by saying the station name or call letters, i.e., "Hey Siri, play WAMU" or "Hey Siri, play Nashville Public radio." To find any NPR member station in the country, check out npr.org/stations.

"Hey Siri, play the news." or "Hey Siri, play NPR."

Hear the latest 3-minute newscast, updated every hour.

"Hey Siri, play [podcast name] podcast." or

"Hey Siri, play the podcast [podcast name]."

Play the latest episode of a specific podcast. Be sure to say "podcast" before or after the show name.

On your iPhone

Here are all of the commands that currently work with Siri on your iPhone. For all of these to work, make sure you're using the latest iOS:

"Hey Siri, play the station [station name or call letters]."

or

"Hey Siri, play [station name or call letters] radio."

Stream live from any public radio station by saying the station name or call letters, i.e., "Hey Siri, play WAMU" or "Hey Siri, play Nashville Public radio." To find any NPR member station in the country, check out npr.org/stations.

"Hey Siri, play the news." or "Hey Siri, play NPR."

Hear the latest 3-minute newscast, updated every hour.

"Hey Siri, play [podcast name] podcast." or

"Hey Siri, play the podcast [podcast name]."

Play the latest episode of a specific podcast. Be sure to say "podcast" before or after the show name.

Talking to NPR One with Siri

(iPhone only)

NPR One is an audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news, stories, and podcasts based on what you like. With Siri, you can access NPR One on your phone using your voice. So you can enjoy a personalized flow of local and national stories while going about your daily routine, hands-free.

To put the full breadth of public radio in your control, first download NPR One at the App Store. Or say "Hey Siri, download NPR One." You're now ready to launch into your customized listening experience.

Below are all of the NPR One-enabled commands that currently work with Siri on your iPhone:

"Hey Siri, open NPR One"

or

"Hey Siri, play NPR One"

Hear the latest local and national news, and a flow of thoughtfully hand-curated stories.

"Hey Siri, skip."

Skip the current story and help inform future stories you get served. Read more about NPR One's personalization algorithm.

"Hey Siri, pause."

Pause the current story until you're ready to resume.

"Hey Siri, resume."

Pick up right where you left off.

Playing NPR One on HomePod

Using AirPlay 2, you can send NPR One audio from your iPhone to your HomePod. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your iPhone, open the NPR One app and tap play.
  3. Open the Control Center by swiping down from the top right edge of your screen on iPhone X, or swiping up on other models.
  4. A group of controls labeled "Music" should appear on the right. Tap the sound wave icon in the top right of that tab.
  5. From the options listed, select your HomePod.
  6. Close the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your screen on iPhone X. For other models, swipe down or press the Home button.

Now you can enjoy NPR One's personalized listening experience from across the room.


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