July 12, 2024


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How to listen to the news from USA TODAY on Amazon Echo, smartphone

New voice-enabled technology means you can listen to the news directly on your smart speaker. If you have an Amazon Echo device or smartphone with you while you’re cooking or cleaning at home, driving or going for a walk, you can hear news stories from USA TODAY. Our team of producers shares the latest news to Amazon Alexa around the clock.

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How do I listen on my Alexa-enabled device(s)?

Breaking stories and news updates are available on all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon’s Echo and Echo Show, and the Alexa mobile app.

1. Say “Alexa, play news from USA TODAY.”

If you’d like to select USA TODAY as your preferred news sources on Alexa, you can do so in the Alexa mobile app. This action will allow you to receive today’s headlines from USA TODAY by simply saying “Alexa, Play News.”

1. Go to “More” ➡️ “Settings” ➡️ “News” under the “Alexa Preferences” heading ➡️ “My News Channels” and then select “USA TODAY”

2. Ask “Alexa, play news” to hear the latest from USA TODAY

How do I listen in my car?

If you have Bluetooth and a smartphone, pair your smartphone with your car’s sound system, and you can listen to news from USA TODAY while you drive or ride in the passenger’s seat. Once you’re synced up, open the Amazon Alexa app and say “Alexa, play the news from USA TODAY.”

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: How to get top news stories on your Amazon Echo

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