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Flash briefing features local information
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Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 06:21:14-05

There's a new way to get the latest local news from FOX 4: Ask Alexa.

Alexa, the new intelligent-assistant platform on Amazon's Echo device will now allow listeners to listen to the latest local headlines from our newsroom delivered in Alexa’s very own custom voice.

If you are an Amazon Echo owner, just opt in to Fox 4 in your Alexa app on your phone or tablet and ask Alexa to tell you the news.

Alexa, the Echo's personal assistant, will read five top local stories from Fox 4. The briefing lasts around 90 seconds, and covers the top headlines at the time.

Here's how to get the feature on your Amazon Echo:

• Launch the Alexa app on your phone
• Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
• Select one or multiple Fox station(s)
• Ask Alexa to “Play Flash Briefing"

Echo owners can access the WFTX Flash Briefing with the following steps:

• Launch the Alexa app on your phone
• Choose Flash Briefing in Settings in the menu
• Select Fox 4 Now
• Say, ‘Alexa, what's the news?”  or “ Alexa, what is my flash briefing?”  or “Alexa, give me the news."