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How to get news from WCPO on your Amazon Echo

Flash briefing features local information
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Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 10:29:35-05

There's a new way to get the latest local news from WCPO - 9 On Your Side: 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 WCPO 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 WCPO - 9 On Your Side. 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 Cincinnati Flash Briefing with the following steps:

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