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Alexa can help you stay connected to the news that matters most to you.

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"Alexa, play the news"
"Alexa, play my Flash Briefing”
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Get Your Daily News with Alexa

Whether you are listening to in-depth coverage from ABC NEWS or a short news update from your Flash Briefing, Alexa is here to keep you informed. Learn how your Alexa-enabled device can help you stay up-to-date on the latest news, when and where you need it.

"Alexa, play the news"

Access long-form news coverage from top Alexa news providers like ABC NEWS,, Sky News Australia, Fox Sports and more. You can listen to top headlines, popular news shows, interviews and more, all from your favourite news outlets. Even better, news is on-demand, so you always start at the beginning of a show and can skip to the stories that interest you most.

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"Alexa, play my Flash Briefing"

When you are crunched for time, Alexa Flash Briefing gives you the day's top headlines from newsrooms like SBS News, Sky News Australia, Newstalk ZB, and RNZ. You can also find Flash Briefings in categories that interest you most like humour, sports, entertainment, gaming, healthcare, and more.

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Access your news with an Alexa Routine

Make listening to the news even easier by incorporating your customised Flash Briefing into an Alexa Routine. Either set up a custom Routine to include your daily Flash Briefing or enable a Featured Routine in the Alexa app such as “Alexa, start my day” or “Alexa, good morning” to listen to your short news update as you get ready for the day.

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Q. How do I change my Alexa News Channel?
A. Open the Alexa app, tap More, then select Settings. Under Alexa Preferences, choose News. Then tap on My News Channel to edit your news source. Once you’ve chosen a source, you can hear it by saying, “Alexa, play the news” or by saying something like, “Alexa, play news from ABC News.”

Q. How do I set up my Alexa News Flash Briefing?
A. Open the Alexa app, tap More, then select Settings. Under Alexa Preferences, choose News. Then tap on Flash Briefing to build your playlist. To find and add Flash Briefings, tap on Add Content. Select on any item then tap Enable to Use to add it to your playlist. Tap the back button to return to your Flash Briefings. To change the order, tap Edit, then drag and drop to rearrange. To hear your playlist, just say, “Alexa, play my Flash Briefing.”

Q. How do I get longer form news coverage to listen to?
A. To see or hear longer-form coverage from top news sources, just ask for your News Channel by name by saying something like “Alexa, play news from Sky News.” You can skip any story by saying, “Alexa, next”, unless it’s a live-stream.

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