How To Listen To Boise State Public Radio On Your Smart Speaker

Dec 20, 2017

The new way to experience public radio is here! Below we have instructions for all the different ways you can access Boise State Public Radio 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 Boise State Public Radio and NPR -- all the latest news, popular podcasts and discussions of the day. Give any of the utterances below a try and hear public radio stories come alive on your Alexa-enabled device.

Here are some general commands:

"Alexa, play NPR."

Stream your local public radio station [Boise State Public Radio.]

"Alexa, play the latest news from NPR."

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

"Alexa, play [any public radio station's name or call letters]."

Stream live from any public radio station in the country by saying the station name or call letters, i.e., "Alexa, play KBSX" or "Alexa, play Boise State Public Radio." To find any NPR member station, look here.

"Alexa, play [show or podcast name]."

Play the latest episode of a specific show or podcast.

For more information on how to maximize your Alexa listening experience with NPR One and add NPR to your Flash Briefing, click here.

Google Home

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The entire world of public radio is at your command. With a few simple utterances, you can access the entire world of Boise State Public Radio and NPR -- all the latest news, popular podcasts and discussions of the day. 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 [Boise State Public Radio.]

"Ok Google, play the latest news from NPR."

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

"Ok Google, play [any public radio station's name or call letters]."

Stream live from any public radio station in the country by saying the station name or call letters, i.e., "OK Google, play KBSX" or "OK Google, play Boise State Public Radio." To find any NPR member station, look here.

"Ok Google, play [show or podcast name]."

Play the latest episode of a specific show or podcast.

For more information on how to maximize your Google Assistant listening experience with NPR One and add NPR to your Default News Services, click here.

Apple HomePod
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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.

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 name or call letters, i.e., "Hey Siri, play Boise State Public Radio."

"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.