Listen via Amazon Alexa-enabled devices

Listen via Amazon Alexa-enabled devices

Looking to get Newstalk ZB on your voice assistant? Here's how you can have Newstalk ZB streaming live on your handy new device. 

After plugging in your Alexa device and downloading the Amazon Alexa app, open the app on your phone, click on the menu top left and then click Settings.

Scroll down and select Music and then select iHeartRadio under Manage Services 

Select Link Account, you will then be prompted to enter your iHeartRadio username and password, then click Activate.

You are now good to start streaming our live stations with the power of your voice! All you have to do is ask Alexa:

"Alexa, play Newstalk ZB on iHeartRadio"

or "Alexa, play Newstalk ZB Auckland on iHeartRadio"

or "Alexa, play Newstalk ZB Wellington on iHeartRadio"

or "Alexa, play Newstalk ZB Christchurch on iHeartRadio"


Using another device?

Most people in NZ are using Alexa, but if you're using another voice assistant like a Google Home, a Apple Homepod, a Bixby device, Bose Sonos or most other devices. You'll be able to find Newstalk ZB by asking 

__________ (Device) Play Newstalk ZB on iHeartRadio

In addition to playing Newstalk ZB on iHeartRadio, we also have our own Alexa "Skill" you can enable.

Keep up to date with the latest news and sport bulletins from NewstalkZB for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

With ZB you'll hear the latest news and sport bulletins, updated on the hour, every hour so you can stay informed. To start listening to NewstalkZB on your Echo:

  • Download the Amazon Alexa app (Google Play and Apple App store image and links)
  • Open the Alexa app or go to Newstalk ZB skill page
  • Select “Enable”, accept “Terms & Conditions” and you’re all set.
  • Any time you’d like a news update, say “Alexa, what’s in the news” or “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing”

If you have more than one News briefing skill, you can adjust the order they play within your Amazon Alexa app to hear Newstalk ZB first.

While you’re there you can also enable NZME’s other skills from NZ Herald and ZM.