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How can my audience listen to my stream on an Alexa device?

Listeners with an Amazon or Alexa-enabled device (including users of the Amazon Alexa Android app on a mobile device) can invoke your station stream using both the NPR and TuneIn skills using specific voice com...

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How can my audience listen to my stream on a Google Home device?

Listeners with a Google Assistant smart speaker device like Google Home, Home Mini, or Nest Hub can play your station stream through NPR using two different phrases: “OK Google, play NPR” If a user says, “OK ...

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Where does the information that Amazon and Google smart speaker devices use for my station come from and how can I update it?

Both Amazon and Google pull station data for their smart speaker streaming services (including the Amazon Alexa Android mobile app but not including the Google Assistant function on Android phones) from Station...

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How can I troubleshoot issues with my stream on Amazon or Google smart speaker devices with my listeners?

If you receive a report from a listener that your stream is not available via one or more smart speaker devices, you can always submit a ticket and we would be happy to take a look. There are a few things that...

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How do I get my station aligned with Apple smart speaker devices?

How do I get my station stream aligned with Apple Music? NPR is the first provider of news/talk content on Apple Music. As of January 2018, more than 120 public radio stations have joined the Apple Music NPR N...

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How can my audience listen to my NPR One local news stories on a smart speaker?

The NPR One listening experience that your station provides for listeners from your newscasts and audio stories is also available on Alexa devices using two phrases. “Alexa, open NPR One” This will activate t...

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What member station opportunities are available on smart speakers from NPR?

The following member station-related experiences are available from NPR on smart speakers. Alexa Station streaming, via the NPR skill. “Alexa, play NPR” Replays of Morning Edition, via the NPR skill. “A...

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