Newsy Makes Content Available to Amazon Alexa
Newsy's daily news reporting is now available via Alexa, Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant for users of Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Amazin Fire TV.
Newsy delivers the day's top stories to Amazon Alexa's news feature called "Flash Briefing." Newsy joins a roster of publishers whose content is available on the service, including Huffington Post, NPR, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
"We know that our audience is always busy; they're technologically savvy and always thirsty for up-to-the-minute news and information," said Blake Sabatinelli, general manager of Newsy, in a statement. "The Flash Briefing will now help our audience stay on top of the day's news while they pour their morning coffee or get the kids ready for school, without being tethered to a device."
To listen to Newsy, users choose "Flash Briefing" within the Alexa app and select Newsy as one of their preferred news sources. Then, when users request, "Alexa, give me the news," or "Alexa, what's my flash briefing?" the Alexa-enabled device will deliver the audio feed from Newsy.