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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Alexa now offers long-form news briefings in the US

This week, Amazon started rolling out a new way to listen to the news on Alexa-enabled devices. Now when you want to hear news from your smart speaker in the US you’ll be able to ask for long-form news in addition to the short flash briefings that are already available. Engadget reports that audio news content will be available from Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Newsy while CNBC and Newsy will also be able to show you video content on a screen-equipped Alexa device.

The way you access the new briefings will vary depending on whether you’ve already got a flash briefing set up for Alexa. If you haven’t, then you can simply say, “Alexa, play news” and the voice assistant will ask you to pick your news source for long-form...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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