smart speakers

In last month’s PubMetrics presentation, we shared our biannual update on the overall digital trends in public media. For live streaming listening, we were happy to report that we’ve continued to see encouraging growth for stations. Looking at data for 340 public radio streams, total listening hours in Q1 2018 were up 6% year-over-year. 

The Official NPR Alexa Skill is Live!

Apr 18, 2018

As Tom Hjelm outlined in a recent note to stations, voice assistant platforms are “a huge part of our shared future, and when you ask Alexa, Siri or Google to play your local Member station, or NPR, or the headlines, or your favorite podcast or show, we want to ensure the experience is as direct, relevant and compelling as possible.”