NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The latest news from CBS2 New York is just an ask away through Amazon’s Flash Briefings, making local headlines and developing stories easier than ever before to hear from Alexa-enabled devices.
By saying “Alexa, tell me the news,” users can hear what’s happening in the New York area on demand from CBS2 news anchors on any Amazon Echo device, and soon from the latest generation of Fire HD tablets.
To add CBS2 New York to Flash Briefings, users need to update their personalized accounts via a smartphone with the Alexa app or online at Alexa.Amazon.com. From the menu’s Settings, under Account, users should select Flash Briefing and tap the “CBS2 News New York” toggle to turn on the updates.
Once enabled, Flash Briefings will include the top CBS2 news stories happening now, summarized in about 90 seconds and updated throughout the day.
Launched by Amazon two years ago, the Echo is an internet-connected, voice-enabled speaker that listens for commands and can carry out a wide range of functions.