How To Use Google Home And Alexa To Listen To HuffPost's News Briefing

"Don’t Sleep On It" is HuffPost’s daily news brief with everything you shouldn’t be sleeping on. Find out how to listen to it every morning here.

Forget coffee. Start your day off with the perfect blend of HuffPost’s need-to-know headlines and lifestyle content with the daily news brief “Don’t Sleep On It.”

We’re answering the important questions, like, What’s happening with the government shutdown? Is it normal to sweat at night? And what should I binge on Netflix this week? Stay informed and get your juices ― and conversations ― flowing with “Don’t Sleep On It,” found on Google Home, Amazon Echo powered by Alexa, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts.

Check out our guide below on how to listen on your preferred smart device. And sure, you can go ahead and have that coffee too. 

Google Home

There are two ways you can listen to “Don’t Sleep On It” on your Google Home.

You can simply say, “Hey, Google, play ‘Don’t Sleep On It.’” And voila! 

Or, if you want to add HuffPost to your list of news sources so that “Don’t Sleep On It” automatically plays when you ask for news, follow the steps below. (This is the best way to ensure you can get HuffPost’s news brief every day). 

1. Open the Google Home app. 

2. Click on “Settings.” 

3. Scroll down to “Google Assistant Services” and click “More settings.” 

4. Click on the “Services” tab.

5. Click “News.”

 6. Scroll down and click “Add news sources.” 

7. Scroll down to the “Entertainment” section and check off “Don’t Sleep On It by HuffPost.”

If you’d like HuffPost to play first (which we recommend, naturally) follow the below instructions. 

1. Go back and press “Change Order.” 

2. Select “Don’t Sleep On It by HuffPost” and drag to top.  

You will now hear “Don’t Sleep On It” by HuffPost whenever you ask your Google Home to play the news. 

Amazon Echo Powered By Alexa

You can enable the “Don’t Sleep On It” skill on your Amazon Echo with the steps below. It will then be added to your queue. 

1. Open the Amazon Alexa app. 

2. Click on the menu icon at the top left.

 3. Select “Skills & Games.”

4. Search for “Don’t Sleep On It” or “HuffPost” at the top right. 

5. Click on “Don’t Sleep On It.” 

6. Select and tap “Enable To Use.” 

7. It should look like this once enabled: 


Podcast Apps

You can also get “Don’t Sleep On It” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts. Click below to subscribe to Apple podcasts and add to your library.

There you have it! Now get listening.