Start your day with short audio updates from The Washington Post on your favorite smart speaker device. You can also listen to Washington Post podcasts, and access breaking news alerts and other news and information. Click on your preferred device below to find out how.

Which assistant do you have?

Alexa

The Washington Post is available on Alexa on Amazon Echo devices and through the Alexa app. You can get daily news briefings on politics, history, and D.C. weather, listen to Post podcasts, or access headlines and breaking news alerts through the Washington Post skill.

Briefings
POLITICS

The Daily 202’s Big Idea

Listen to Washington Post national political correspondent James Hohmann analyze the biggest political stories of the day. Available every weekday morning.

Enable Flash Briefing in Amazon Skill store

WEATHER

Capital Weather Gang

Get your D.C. area weather update in under a minute on weekday mornings.

Enable Flash Briefing in Amazon Skill store

HISTORY

Retropod

The past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

Enable Flash Briefing in Amazon Skill store

How to set up

Enable each Flash Briefing in the Amazon Skill store or search for them by name in the Skill section of your Alexa app. Enabling the flash briefing will put it on the top of your flash briefing playlist. Then ask, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” or “Alexa, what’s the news?”

Podcasts

Listen to Washington Post podcasts by asking for them by name. For example: “Alexa, play the Constitutional podcast.”

See all Post podcasts.

The Washington Post Skill

Listen to Post headlines and get breaking news alerts with The Washington Post skill. To get started, just say, “Alexa, open The Washington Post.”

Learn more about about breaking news alerts on Alexa

Google Assistant

The Washington Post is available on Google’s Assistant on Google Home devices and Android phones. You can get daily news briefings on politics, history and D.C. weather, or listen to Post podcasts.

Briefings
POLITICS

The Daily 202’s Big Idea

Listen to Washington Post national political correspondent James Hohmann analyze the biggest political stories of the day. Available every weekday morning.

WEATHER

Capital Weather Gang

Get your D.C. area weather update in under a minute on weekday mornings.

HISTORY

Retropod

The past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

How to set up

In the Google Assistant or Google Home app, select the blue drawer icon > More Settings > News > Add news sources. Find and enable the briefing.

Then ask the Google Assistant, “Okay Google, listen to the news.”

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Podcasts

Listen to Washington Post podcasts by asking for them by name. For example: “Okay Google, play the Constitutional podcast.”

See all Post podcasts.

Apple HomePod & Siri

The Washington Post is available on Siri on HomePod and on iPhones and iPads with iOS 11.2.5 or higher. You can get a daily news briefing or listen to Post podcasts.

Briefings
POLITICS

The Daily 202’s Big Idea

Listen to Washington Post national political correspondent James Hohmann analyze the biggest political stories of the day. Available every weekday morning.

How to set up

To listen, say, “Hey Siri, what’s the latest news from The Washington Post?”

Podcasts

Listen to Washington Post podcasts by asking for them by name. For example: “Hey Siri, play the Constitutional podcast.”

See all Post podcasts.

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