Anchor’s best news is now available on Google Home
As of today, you can now hear the top Anchor news stations with the Google Assistant on devices like the Google Home. After the initial setup, all you have to say is “Ok Google, what’s the latest news?” to hear the day’s best updates right in your home.
Earlier this year, we introduced Anchor 2.0 and our new, signature short-form audio format. The response to this new type of audio has been incredible, with users all over the world tuning in daily to hear fun, bite-sized news from individuals and media companies alike, including The Outline, Jeff Cannata, and even Anchor’s very own news station, The Rundown, which combines unique personalization with twice-daily news headlines delivered in a fun, digestible way.
Our new integration with the Google Assistant and Google Home lets you hear your favorite Anchor news stations (including The Rundown) not only on your phone, but also in your home. It’s perfect for starting your day or catching up on what you missed in the evening.
To try it out, just say “Hey Google, what’s the latest news from Anchor?” to hear the latest news brief from the Rundown. It’s that easy.
Here are some other commands you can try!
To hear daily tech news and headlines, just say:
“Ok Google, let me hear news from Daily Tech Headlines”
To hear daily gaming news from Jeff Cannata, just say:
“Ok Google, let me hear news from Newest Latest Best”
To hear daily Game of Thrones theories, recaps, and discussions, just say:
“Ok Google, let me hear news from Daily Thrones”
To hear the latest news out of Silicon Valley, including funding announcements, startup launches, rumors, and news, just say:
“Ok Google, let me hear news from Silicon Valley Beat”
To hear daily sports highlights and news, just say:
“Ok Google, let me hear news from Anchor Sports”
To hear daily entertainment news, just say:
“Ok Google, let me hear news from Anchor Entertainment”
And if you want to include your favorite Anchor stations in your daily news brief, just configure your news sources in your Google Home App or the Google Assistant app, and choose the Anchor shows you want to enable. From now on, they’ll be included every time you ask, “Ok Google, what’s in the news?”.
This list of news sources is just the beginning. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be adding support for some of our favorite news stations from all around Anchor. If you know of a station that would be great for this (or if there’s a topic you’d love to hear on your Google Home!), we’d love your help. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and let us know what you think of this new integration — we’re @anchor over on Twitter! If you want to hear more great audio and you don’t have Anchor yet, you can download our free app for iOS or Android.