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Can't change my NPR station

streever
Community Member

Hello, I can't play my local NPR station on ANY of my Google Nest or Home devices. (I own several of each.)

"Play NPR" plays a few local independent radio stations, NEITHER of which is NPR.

"Play VPM News" usually prompts an error, because Google hears "V" as a "B." In 10 attempts, I may get it to play VPM once.

The same issue occurs with "Play WVTF." And it's not just me; I do not know anyone who can reliably get Google to play VPM or WVTF on their devices.

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JillG
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Hi streever,

I would suggest setting up a custom routine. I have one specifically for NPR since my devices would play a different city's station. Now I have it set up so I just say NPR and the correct one plays. This should also work for you.

Example: When I say to my Assistant "NPR" under actions "play WVTF from Tunein" 

This should play the correct station just by you saying Okay Google, NPR.

The same for setting up one for VPM. 

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JillG
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Hi streever,

I would suggest setting up a custom routine. I have one specifically for NPR since my devices would play a different city's station. Now I have it set up so I just say NPR and the correct one plays. This should also work for you.

Example: When I say to my Assistant "NPR" under actions "play WVTF from Tunein" 

This should play the correct station just by you saying Okay Google, NPR.

The same for setting up one for VPM. 

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frances
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi All,

 

First, thank you JillG for your solution!

 

Hello streever, just wanted to check in. Were you able to try out JillG's suggestion? Please keep us updated, we're here to help!

streever
Community Member

Thank you all! It took me a little time to test, but that did work.

JillG
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Great. Glad to hear you got that working. I found custom routines to be the best solution for a few things..NPR being one of them.😉

Enjoy! 

frances
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi All,

 

Thank you JillG for finding an awesome solution! 

 

Hello streever, thank you for confirming that the issue has been resolved. We're glad to hear it! Since a solution has been found, I'll go ahead and lock this thread. As always, if you have any new questions or concerns, feel free to reach out again. Have a nice day!