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NPR News Now is the digital version of NPR’s hourly newscast. The familiar newscast voices that keep listeners informed on the radio is now available on demand everywhere podcasts are listened to, including NPR One and in Smart Speakers, where directly out of the box NPR News Now plays to hundreds of thousands of Amazon Alexa and Google Home users each week.
The NPR Newscast operates around the clock to bring audiences the news from everywhere in the world to everywhere in the world – every hour. As a podcast, NPR News Now is downloaded an average of 1.5 million times each week. On air, NPR Newscasts have the largest audience of any content in public radio with 28.5 million people tuning in via their local public radio stations every day.