Fantastic. Debatably, the best format/execution/source of news via Alexa.
Two things really well with this one: 1.) It's a podcast - so the voice is natural/flows/etc. 2.) It's not too brief (like the AP "topics" podcasts which are bullets -- those are nearly useless), but at the same time, it's quick enough where you can get what's going on.
This is awesome!!! I listen to NPR every day in my car but never in the house as who has a radio these days. I get my news in the morning and evening. I even ask Alexa to play WUNC (my local NPR) at she streams it live!
On a side note, I laughed out loud about the post rating this a 1 because they don't like NPR. I guess people don't understand you're supposed to rate the service, not your political views.
For those considering this skill: I'm really dissapointed by reviewers who say that this is a 'biased' station. Literally all they do is report facts in a monotone voice. Its literally what they're known for. I'm not talking about 24 hour news "facts". You could get the same information from an incoming telegraph.
Just because the reporting doesn't align with your left or right leaning views doesn't make this a biased station.
I'm enjoying getting those news from this skill. It's the standard hourly update from NPR available on every station.
I haven't experienced any non-updating issues spofar, so I'm not sure what other users are complaining about there. Works seamlessly with my echo dot.