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Get news from WPTV on your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device via 'Flash Briefing' feature

Flash briefing features local information
Posted: 10:15 AM, Feb 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-13 15:39:48Z
Get news from WPTV on your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device via 'Flash Briefing' feature

There's a new way to get the latest local news from WPTV: 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 WPTV 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 WPTV. The briefing lasts around 90 seconds, and covers the top headlines at the time.

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

• Launch the Alexa app on your phone
• Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
• Search for and select WPTV NewsChannel 5
• Say, ‘Alexa, what's the news?”  or “ Alexa, what is my flash briefing?”  or “Alexa, give me the news."

The Flash Briefing will consist of 5 headlines, coupled with short descriptions, refreshed four times a day. They will be delivered using Amazon’s text-to-speech technology and read in Alexa's voice.