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How To Listen To Triple R On Your Smart Home Speaker

3 February 2020

Smart home speakers with assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa have surged in popularity over the last two years. If you’re using one of these already, we’ve got the lowdown on how to access the Triple R livestream and podcasts on these devices.

WORDS MICHAEL FURNER

Google Home

TRIPLE R LIVESTREAM

Getting the livestream to play is easy, just say: “OK Google, play Triple R”

PODCASTS

Backstory: “OK Google, play Triple R Back Story Podcast.” Note that you need a small pause between “back” and “story”.

Breakfasters: “OK Google, play Triple R Breakfast Podcast.” For this one you have to say “Breakfast” instead of “Breakfasters”.

Byte Into IT: “OK Google, play Triple R Byte Into It Podcast.”

Eat It: “OK Google, play Triple R Eat It Podcast.”

Einstein A Go-Go: “OK Google, play Triple R Einstein A Go Go Podcast.”

The Grapevine: “OK Google, play Triple R The Grapevine Podcast.”

Radio Marinara: “OK Google, play Triple R Radio Marinara Podcast.”

Radiotherapy: “OK Google, play Triple R Radiotherapy Podcast.”

SmartArts: “OK Google, play Triple R Smart Arts Podcast.” Note that you need a small pause between “smart” and “arts”.

Uncommon Sense: “OK Google, play Triple R Uncommon Sense Podcast.”

Zero G: “OK Google, play Triple R Zero G Podcast.”


Amazon Alexa

TRIPLE R LIVESTREAM

To play the livestream, simply say: “Alexa, play Triple R.”

PODCASTS

Amazon Alexa is slightly less reliable for getting podcasts playing. The following podcasts currently work. Notes have been added where saying something special to get the podcast playing is required. For any podcasts not listed here, your best bet is to download the podcast on your phone and use your Alexa device as a Bluetooth speaker.

Einstein A Go-Go: “Alexa, Play Einstein A Go Go Podcast.”

Eat It: “Alexa, Play Eat It Podcast”

Radio Marinara: “Alexa, Play Radio Marinara Podcast.”

Radiotherapy: “Alexa, Play Radiotherapy Podcast.”

SmartArts: “Alexa, Play Smart Arts Podcast.” Note that you need a small pause between “smart” and “arts”.

Uncommon Sense: “Alexa, Play Uncommon Sense Podcast.”

Zero G: “Alexa, Play Zero G Podcast.”


Apple HomePod

TRIPLE R LIVESTREAM

To play the livestream, say: “Hey Siri, play Triple R.”

PODCASTS

Siri is slightly inconsistent with some of the podcasts, but if you follow the instructions here, you’ll get them playing!

Backstory: “Hey Siri, play podcast Backstory Triple R.”

Breakfasters: “Hey Siri, play podcast Breakfasters Triple R.”

Byte Into IT: “Hey Siri, play podcast Triple R Into It.” Note that you can’t say “Byte” or it will get confused.

Eat It: “Hey Siri, play podcast Eat It.”

Einstein A Go-Go: “Hey Siri, play podcast Einstein A Go Go.”

The Grapevine: “Hey Siri, play podcast The Grapevine Triple R.”

Radio Marinara: “Hey Siri, play podcast Triple R Marinara.” Note that you can’t say “Radio” or it will get confused.

Radiotherapy: “Hey Siri, play podcast Radiotherapy.”

SmartArts: “Hey Siri, play podcast Smart Arts.”

Uncommon Sense: “Hey Siri, play podcast Uncommon Sense.”

Zero G: “Hey Siri, play podcast Zero G.”


Sonos

Helpfully, Sonos allows you to choose between using Google Home Assistant or Amazon Alexa for your voice control. For the best results, we recommend using the Google Home Assistant and following the instructions at the top of this article. If you instead decide to use Amazon Alexa, we’ve got that covered too – simply scroll up and check out the Alexa instructions.