How to Listen to KQED on Your Smart Speaker

Did you know that 21 percent of American households now own a smart speaker? And that the adoption rate is on pace with how quickly we took up smartphones?

A small team at KQED is focusing on content for smart speakers and starting to create skills and other interactive experiences for listeners to engage with KQED content. We already offer newscasts, live streams and podcasts.

Give any of these commands a try to hear KQED’s award-winning journalism and storytelling:

KQED on Amazon Alexa

"Alexa, play KQED," or "Alexa, play NPR."
Stream KQED live.

"Alexa, play the news."
Hear the latest KQED newscast followed by your Flash Briefings.

"Alexa, play my Flash Briefing."
To include the latest KQED Newscast and The Bay in your Flash Briefing, search for KQED Newscast in the Alexa Skill Store and click “Enable.”

"Alexa, play [Bay Curious], [The Bay] or [Podcast Name]."
Listen to the latest episode of your favorite KQED podcast.

"Alexa, play NPR One."Hear a curated stream of local and national news, including KQED's stories and news.

Current members can access the Pledge-Free Stream on Alexa.


KQED Radio Pledge-Free Stream on Amazon Alexa

KQED Sustaining Members can now listen to the Pledge-Free Stream by enabling the Alexa skill.

Become a sustaining member if you are not already one.


KQED on Google Home

"Okay Google, play KQED."
Stream KQED live.

"Okay Google, play KQED News," or "Play the latest from KQED."
Listen to the latest Newscast.

"Okay Google, play [Bay Curious], [The Bay] or [Podcast Name] on TuneIn."
Listen to the latest episode of your favorite KQED podcast.

Learn more about listening to NPR on your smart speaker here.