CBS4 Launches News Briefs For Amazon Alexa Ahead Of New Echo, Fire Devices

DENVER (CBS4) – Starting this week, the latest news from CBS4 is just an ask away through Amazon’s Flash Briefings, making local headlines and developing stories easier than ever before to hear from your Alexa-enabled devices.

By saying “Alexa, tell me the news,” users can hear what’s happening in Colorado on demand from CBS4 newscasters any Amazon Echo device, and soon from the latest generation of Fire HD tablets.

CBS4’s Joel Hillan reads the headlines. (credit: CBS)

To add CBS4 Denver 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 can select Flash Briefing and tap the “CBS4 News Denver” toggle to turn on the updates.

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Once enabled, Flash Briefings will include the top CBS4 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.