Get ABC Action News on your Amazon Echo

Flash briefing features local information
Get ABC Action News on your Amazon Echo
Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 07:52:51-05

There's a new way to get the latest local news from ABC Action News: Ask Alexa.

Alexa, the new intelligent-assistant platform on Amazon's Echo device will now allow listeners to listen to the latest local headlines from our newsroom delivered in Alexa’s very own custom voice.

If you are an Amazon Echo owner, just opt in to ABC Action News in your Alexa app on your phone or tablet and ask Alexa to tell you the news.

Alexa, the Echo's personal assistant, will read five top local stories from ABC Action News. The briefing lasts around 90 seconds, and covers the top headlines at the time.

Echo owners can access the ABC Action News Briefing with the following steps:

• Launch the Alexa app on your phone
• Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
• Search for and select ABC Action News
• Say, "Alexa, what's the news? or “Alexa, what is my flash briefing?"  or "Alexa, give me the news."

Your Flash Briefing from ABC Action News will consist of five headlines, coupled with short descriptions, refreshed fours times a day. The are delivered using Amazon's text-to-speech technology and read in Alexa's voice.