Use your Amazon Alexa to Listen!
If you downloaded our Alexa Skills for your Amazon Echo/Echo Dot/Sonos/etc before October 2018, you probably have the Rhode Island Public Radio Skills. These will be deactivated on May 1, 2019. Before that happens, please uninstall the RIPR Skills and install the new The Public's Radio Skills - links are below.
We had to create new Skills to respond to the different spoken invocation, and we didn't want to cut things over right away when we changed branding last fall. But it does cost us money to maintain both sets of Skills so we're asking everyone to migrate over to the new Skills now.
You can add multiple different on-demand audio podcasts to your "flash briefing". So when you say "Alexa, what's the news" it will automatically play the podcasts in the order you set them up. This can include NPR newscasts as well, but if you want to know what's going on in Rhode Island and the Southcoast of Massachusetts, put the The Public's Radio local newscast first in your Flash Briefing list.
This is a more robust skill that will, eventually, allow you fuller access to our webcasts and podcasts. For now it's just the live webcast. Once you’ve enabled the skill, tell your Echo “Alexa, open The Public's Radio,”then follow the prompts from there.
You can also say "Alexa, tell The Public's Radio…
Additional voice commands include:
Simply say "OK Google, stream The Public's Radio" and it should play our live stream via TuneIn. Alternate invocations that may work include:
Google Actions only recently started supporting live streaming (and only in a limited way). We are working on creating a Google Action for The Public's Radio, and hope to have it available sometime in 2019.