Now Playing on a Smart Speaker Near You... KGOU!
With an estimated one-fifth of U.S. households now having a smart speaker, and more expected to buy one or receive one this holiday season, the home assistant is the wave of the future. NPR's digital team is working closely with leading voice-activation technology companies to improve functionality for NPR's podcasts and member station audio streams.
Right now, Google Home and Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices respond to the command, "Play KGOU." Soon that same command will start our audio stream on Apple's HomePod, expected to be available early in 2018. NPR has all the how-to's: