NBC O&Os Launch Amazon Alexa ‘Flash Briefings’

NBC Owned Television Stations and its regional network NECN have begun offering local news updates on Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Amazon Echo, the station division of NBCUniversal announced today.

The NBC O&Os will provide local “Flash Briefings” on the Alexa-enabled devices, it said.

Flash Briefings are available from:

  • WNBC New York
  • KNBC Los Angeles
  • WMAQ Chicago
  • WCAU Philadelphia
  • KWAX Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • KNTV San Francisco
  • WRC Washington
  • WTVJ Miami
  • KNSD San Diego
  • WVIT New Britain, Conn.
  • NECN

Once users of an Alexa-enabled device opt in to the news briefings, they can say, “Alexa, what’s the news?” and a┬álocal news briefing of about 90 seconds, about four stories, will begin, it said. Stories will be updated throughout the day.

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