Several of our listeners have asked how they can listen to KRVM-FM on a smart speaker. With the variety of smart speaker options, below is a list of tips or suggestions on how to access KRVM-FM on a smart speaker.
Tips on how to listen to KRVM-FM on a smart speaker device
It is very important to enunciate clearly when asking the smart speaker to play KRVM-FM.
Limit the amount of background noise so the smart speaker can hear you clearly.
If you have a Google Home or Amazon Echo Devices and/or the Alexa App, ask one of the following:
“Alexa, play KRVM-FM”
“Alexa, play KRVM-FM radio”
“Alexa, play radio station KRVM-FM”
“Hey Google, Play KRVM”
“Hey Google, Play KRVM-FM”
If using an iPhone or iPad, try the following steps when asking Siri to play KRVM-FM
Perform the following steps on the device that you want Siri to play KRVM. These screenshots are from an iPhone – An iPad will look different but the steps are the same.
Note that this doesn’t work directly on HomePod at this time. But you can try using AirPlay to send the audio from the iOS device to your HomePod.
The Apple device needs to be running iOS 12 (or later).
1. Go to the App Store. Search for and install Apple’s free Shortcuts app. It looks like this:
3. On the “Welcome to Shortcuts” screen, click on the “Get Started” button:
4. You should now have an empty “Library” of shortcuts:
5. Now install the KRVM Siri Shortcut from this link (open the link on the same device as previous steps). You can also just browse to shortcutsgallery.com and search for KRVM under the Entertainment category.
You should see this – Click on the blue “Get Shortcut” button:
6. The “Play KRVM-FM” shortcut should appear. Click on the blue “Get Shortcut” button again:
7. Now select “Library” on the Shortcuts app. You should see the new Play KRVM-FM shortcut in your shortcut Library.
You need to add your voice command to the shortcut. Click on the “…” to access Settings for the new shortcut:
8. Under the shortcut settings, click on the On-Off slider buttons:
9. Click on “Add to Siri”:
10. Now use the red record button to record your voice saying “Play KRVM-FM”. Speak clearly and do this someplace where there’s not a lot of background noise. Click on “Done” when you are finished.
11. The Shortcut Settings screen should now show that your Siri Phrase for this shortcut is “Play KRVM-FM”. After confirming, click on “Done” in the upper-right twice.
12. Now run the shortcut manually one time by tapping on the speaker icon inside the Play KRVM-FM shortcut button:
13. The KRVM live audio stream should start playing in Safari:
14. Finally, now you should be able to tell Siri to “Play KRVM-FM” by voice command. If the Hey Siri feature is enabled on the device, you can say “Hey Siri, Play KRVM-FM”.
For a printable PDF file of these Siri instructions, you can download it here.