Listen To VPR On Your Smart Speaker

Activate our voices with yours. Learn how to make Vermont Public Radio come alive on your smart speaker!

Amazon Alexa  |  Google Home  |  Apple Homepod

Smart speakers are a great way to listen to all your favorite news, music and podcasts from VPR and NPR. Smart speakers are ready to go off the shelf, but you can enable skills or apps to provide even greater control over your listening experience. Click on your smart speaker above to jump to some quick instructions!

Amazon Alexa

I want to... General Command With NPR One Skill With VPR Skill
Play VPR News Alexa, play NPR Alexa, play NPR One Alexa, play VPR News
Play VPR Classical Alexa, play VPR Classical on TuneIn - Alexa, open Vermont Public Radio and play VPR Classical
Get the latest newscast Alexa, play the latest news from NPR Alexa, ask NPR One to play the latest news Alexa, open Vermont Public Radio and play the latest news
Play Vermont Edition podcast Alexa, play Vermont Edition podcast Alexa, ask NPR One to play Vermont Edition Alexa, open Vermont Public Radio and play Vermont Edition
Play a VPR podcast Alexa, play Brave Little State podcast Alexa, ask NPR One to play But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids Alexa, open Vermont Public Radio and play Vermont Edition

For even more commands and examples of what you can do with Alexa and VPR, check out this VPR Blog post.

Google Home

I want to... General Command With NPR One Enabled
Play VPR News OK Google, play WBTN 94.3 OK Google, talk to NPR One
Play VPR Classical OK Google, stream VPR Classical -
Get the latest newscast OK Google, play the latest news from NPR -
Play Vermont Edition podcast OK Google, play Vermont Edition podcast -
Play a VPR podcast OK Google, play Brave Little State podcast -
OK Google, play But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids podcast -

While the Google Home platform evolves, we are interested in hearing how you use Google Home. Click here to send us some feedback!

Apple Homepod

I want to... General Command
Play VPR News Hey Siri, play VPR News radio
Play VPR Classical Available via Airplay*
Get the latest NPR newscast Hey Siri, play the latest news from NPR
Listen to a VPR podcast Hey Siri, play Brave Little State podcast
Subscribe to a VPR podcast Hey Siri, subscribe to Vermont Edition podcast
Change the playing speed Hey Siri, play this faster or Hey Siri, play this slower

*Apple Music does not permit third-party "music only" radio stations. To play VPR Classical, we recommend using the VPR mobile app and using Airplay to send the audio to your Homepod.

Try these, and please let us know if it works!


These services are changing a lot. We'll keep this information updated, but please drop us a line to tell us how you use smart speakers!