Listen to news or podcasts

Important: For now, this feature isn't available in all languages.

You can ask your Google Assistant to play your favorite news stations and podcasts.

  1. Say "Ok Google" or press the button to talk to your Assistant.
  2. Say a command, for example:

Play the news

  • Listen to the news.
  • Tell me the news.
  • What’s the latest in technology?
  • Listen to [news source name].
  • News about the Olympics.

Play a podcast

  • Listen to [podcast name].
  • Play [podcast name].
  • Listen to the latest episode of [podcast name].

On your Smart Display, you might see podcast recommendations based on your activity in other Google products. Learn how to allow personal results on your shared devices .

Control what’s playing

  • Pause or stop: Pause. Stop. Stop the [news or podcast].
  • Resume: Resume. Continue playing. Continue playing [news or podcast].
  • Next: Skip. Next. Play next.
  • Previous: Previous. Play previous.
  • Find info: What’s playing?

Change the volume

You can set the volume to a specific level (1–10) or percent (1–100%).

  • Increase: Turn it up. (Increases volume by 10%).
  • Decrease: Turn it down. (Decreases volume by 10%).
  • Set a level or percentage: Volume 5. Volume to 65%.
  • Learn more about how to change volume.

Customize your news preferences

To choose your news preferences, you can go to Google Assistant settings on your phone or tablet.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS)​.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings.
  3. Under "You," tap News.
  4. Add or remove news sources.

Change your news playlist format

Important: This feature is only available in the U.S.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS)​.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings.
  3. Under "You," tap News.
  4. To decide which news format you prefer, tap Change news playlist format.

Google Assistant on speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account Account and then Settings.
  3. Tap Services and then News.
  4. Add or remove news sources.
  5. To decide which news sources you hear first, tap Change order.
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