Because News

How to play the Because News quiz on your smart speaker

Just say: "Alexa, enable Because News quiz" or "Hey Google talk to Because News quiz"

Each week, comedian Gavin Crawford will quiz you about the week's news in your very own home from your Amazon Alexa or Google Home smart speaker.

Here's how to play our 5-question news quiz: 

To set it up: 

  • Say: "Alexa, Enable Because News quiz." 

When you're ready to start: 

  •  Say: "Alexa, Play Because News quiz."

For Google devices, say:

  • Say "Hey Google, talk to Because News quiz"

You can also listen to the latest episodes of the Because News podcast on your Amazon or Google smart speaker. Hear how the panelists answered Gavin's questions. 

To listen from the CBC Alexa Skill: 

  • Say: "Alexa, ask CBC to play Because News." 

To listen using the TuneIn Skill: 

  • Say: "Alexa, play the Because News podcast."

To Listen using Google Home:

  • Say: "Hey Google, play Because News"

Every Friday night, we upload a new podcast episode and interactive quiz 


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