New voice-enabled technology means you can listen to the news directly on your smart speaker. If you have a smart speaker or phone 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 Google Home and Amazon Alexa around the clock.
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How do I listen on my Google Assistant-enabled device(s)?
Breaking stories and news updates are available on Google’s voice-enabled technology.
1. Say, “OK Google, play the latest news from USA TODAY.”
If you want to make USA TODAY a preferred source in Your News Update, you can do so in your Google Assistant app. This will allow you to receive USA TODAY in today’s headlines when you say, “OK Google, play the news.”
1. Go to “Settings” ➡️”News – Preferred sources & format.”
2. Search for and select USA TODAY as your preferred new source.
3. Say “OK Google, play the news.”
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. Ask “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 phone 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 appropriate app — Google Assistant app or Amazon Alexa app — and say the magic words “Hey Google, play me the news” or “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 Google Home, Amazon Echo