Get news from us on your Amazon Echo

Flash briefing features local information

(WKBW) - There's a new way to get the latest local news from 7 Eyewitness News: Ask Alexa.

Alexa, the new intelligent-assistant platform on Amazon's Echo device will now allow Echo owners 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 WKBW 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 WKBW. The briefing lasts around 90 seconds, and covers the top headlines at the time.

Here's how to get the feature on your Amazon Echo:

• Launch the Alexa app on your phone
• Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
• Select one or multiple ABC station(s)
• Ask Alexa to “Play Flash Briefing"

Echo owners can access the ABC Flash Briefing with the following steps:

• Launch the Alexa app on your phone
• Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
• Select WKBW Buffalo
• Say, ‘Alexa, what's the news?”  or “ Alexa, what is my flash briefing?”  or “Alexa, give me the news."

 

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