How To Listen To NEPM 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 Media 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 Media - all the latest news, popular podcasts and discussions of the day. 

There are multiple ways to access NEPM through Alexa - you can stream your station through NEPM'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 NEPM Alexa skill:

"Alexa, play Morning Edition."

You can say "Alexa, play Morning Edition..."

  • Alexa will play the most recent Morning Edition on demand. 

"Alexa, play New England Public Media."

You can say "Alexa, play New England Public Media..." to play the New England Public Media skill.

  • “Play NEPM.”
  • “Play News Network.”
  • “Play All Classical.”

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

You can also play NEPM 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 NEPM through NPR, use the following commands:

"Alexa, play NPR."

Stream NEPM by choosing New England Public Media as your station. 

"Alexa, play New England Public Media."

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 Media."

"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 Media.

"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 NEPM News Network command, "OK Google, play NEPM News Network on Tune In." 

"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.