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Listen to Connecticut Public on your favorite smart speaker!

Our radio live stream, news segments, and podcasts can be accessed on all existing smart speaker devices such as Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home using simple voice commands.

To get started listening, simply select your smart speaker below and follow the instructions.

Voice Commands
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Amazon Alexa

Listen to Connecticut Public Radio on your Alexa smart speaker, tablet, and television!

If you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, you can listen to Connecticut Public Radio's live stream with a few simple voice commands.

Common devices supported include the Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Fire TV, as well as devices from other manufactuers such as the Sonos One.


Required Enable the skill

To use the skill, you have to perform a one-time step of enabling it. After it's enabled, it will be available on all Alexa devices tied to your Amazon account — you don't need to enable it manually on every device.

The easiest way to enable the skill is to say:

"Alexa, enable Connecticut Public Radio"

If it worked, the skill should automatically launch and the live stream should start playing.

If enabling the skill by voice didn't work, read on below for alternative methods of enabling.


Alternative Method Enable the skill

If you weren't able to enable the skill by using your voice, you can enable the skill by going to the official Alexa Store and clicking "Enable" under "Get this Skill."

Official Alexa Store »

Alternatively, you can click here to automatically enable and launch the skill on your Alexa-enabled devices without needing to visit the Alexa Store first.


Daily usage Playing the live stream

After you enable the skill, you can launch the skill and play the live stream at any time by saying:

"Alexa, play Connecticut Public Radio"

If you're using an Alexa device with a screen, such as a tablet or television, you will also see an audio player interface (shown here.)

You can control the stream with basic commands such as "Alexa, stop", Alexa, pause", and "Alexa, resume."


Daily usage Find out what's currently playing

Don't know what program or show is currently playing on-air? No problem, ask the skill!

If you're using an Alexa device with a screen, such as a tablet or television, you will also see this data displayed on the screen — in addition to what's coming up next.

"Alexa, ask Connecticut Public Radio what's on"

Google Home

Live Stream: Radio
"Hey Google, play Connecticut Public Radio"
"Hey Google, play WNPR"
"Hey Google, play 90.5"

Podcast: Where We Live
"Hey Google, play Where We Live podcast by WNPR"
"Hey Google, play Where We Live podcast by Connecticut Public Radio"
Apple HomePod

Live Stream: Radio
"Hey Siri, play Connecticut Public Radio"

Podcast: Where We Live
"Hey Siri, play Where We Live"

Podcast: The Colin McEnroe Show
"Hey Siri, play The Colin McEnroe Show"

Podcast: Faith Middleton Food Schmooze
"Hey Siri, play Food Schmooze"
"Hey Siri, play Faith Middleton Food Schmooze"

Podcast: NEXT New England
"Hey Siri, play NEXT New England"