Discovering the latest music and news you love is now easier than ever. If you own a smart speaker, you can tune into CPR’s news and music with just a simple voice command.

Want to hear a live stream of CPR News, CPR Classical or CPR's OpenAir? It's simple. Use these commands:

"Play CPR News" to hear CPR News.

"Play CPR Classical" to hear CPR Classical.

"Play CPR OpenAir" to hear CPR's OpenAir. If that doesn't work, you could also try "Play KVOQ." 

Note: For Amazon smart speakers, you can also say "Alexa, Play Colorado Public Radio News" for a live stream of CPR News.  For Google smart speakers, you can say "OK Google, Play Colorado Public Radio Live Stream" to hear a live stream of CPR News. 


Get the Latest Newscast from Colorado Public Radio: A NewsFlash Briefing is also available for any Amazon-enabled or Google Home Assistant smart speaker. Note that the feed is updated from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. 

For Amazon Users: 

Log into your Alexa Dashboard via the web or your mobile device. Search for CPR News in the "Alexa Skills Section" then Enable the skill. In your Alexa app, click on "Skills & Games" from the menu, search for CPR News, and then tap "Enable. "

With your CPR Newscast Flash Briefing skill now enabled, it's ready to use!

You can now ask Alexa: "Hey Alexa, what's in the news?" and "Hey Alexa, what's my Flash Briefing?" or  "Alexa, what's the latest news?" and your Amazon Echo will play CPR's latest newscast.

For Google Home Users: 

Set up your Google Home Assistant through Google's App, available on Android and iPhone devices.

Search for "Ask About News Stories"  and look for the "Manage News Sources" button. 

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Scroll down the list of news sources, and find the CPR News Logo. Enable it by checking the box. 

When you head back to your News homescreen, you'll see Colorado Public Radio NewsFlash Briefing has been added! 

You're now able to access the latest from CPR News  on your smart speaker! Just ask your  smart speaker, "Hey Google, what's the latest news?" or "Hey Google, what's my Flash Briefing?"