No matter what time of day it is, Alexa is here to keep you informed. From daily news updates and weather reports to local search, translations, sports reports, and more, just ask Alexa to stay in the know.
Daily News Updates
Access hours of news content from top newsrooms like NPR, Fox News, ABC, and more through your Echo device. You can listen to top headlines, popular news shows, interviews and more all from their favorite news outlets. Even better, since news is on-demand, so you always start at the beginning of a show and can skip to the stories that interest you most.
" Alexa, play the news"
Flash Briefing gets you the day's top headlines from your favorite sources like CNN, Bloomberg, and Reuters. If you’ve set up a voice profile, Alexa recognizes your voice and can catch you up on the latest without repeating old news.
In the Alexa app, select Settings icon and select Settings. Scroll to the Alexa Preferences section and select Flash Briefing.
To add additional news sources, tap the + icon next to Add Content.
Select the news source that you want to add to your Flash Briefing and tap Enable.
" Alexa, what's my flash briefing?"
Alexa can help you plan your day. Ask her how the weather’s looking or if you’ll need an umbrella. With Echo devices with a screen, you can see the extended forecast and alternative traffic routes.
“Alexa, will it rain today?”
“Alexa, what’s the forecast for tomorrow?”
“Alexa, what’s the weather in Tokyo?”
Ask for the latest sports information, including scores, schedules, standing, statistics, and more. Or set up a personalized Sports Update to follow all your teams with one command:
In the Alexa app select Settings.
Scroll to the Audio Groups section and select Sports Update.
Search for your favorite team or a team you would like to follow. Then, just ask:
Games, recaps, news, standings, and more:
“Alexa, what’s my sports update?”
“Alexa, when do the Seahawks play next?”
“Alexa, what’s the score of the Red Sox game?”
Translate words and phrases into more than 50 languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Norwegian, Swedish, Romanian, Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, and Welsh. Fingers crossed for Pig Latin!
“Alexa, what languages can you translate?”
“Alexa, how do you say ‘I love you’ in French?”
Set your commute start and stop point, and Alexa can tell you how long your commute will take.
In the Alexa app, select Settings. Scroll to the Alexa Preferences section and select Traffic.
Enter a starting point and destination address, then select Save Changes.
Ask for a traffic update.
“Alexa, what’s my commute?”
Questions & Answers
Get fast facts on all kinds of topics. Just ask:
“Alexa, how many people live in Texas?”
“Alexa, what’s 62 times 12?”
“Alexa, how many kilometers are in a mile?”
“Alexa, define ‘lexicon.’”
“Alexa, how do you spell ‘accommodate?’”
“Alexa, Wikipedia ‘mid-century modern.’”
“Alexa, what’s on TV tonight?"
“Alexa, what time is Modern Family on?"
Trending News & Pop Culture
Alexa can be your secret to staying in the know with what’s trending, pop culture, and celebrity birthdays (the super important stuff).
“Alexa, what’s trending?
“Alexa, what’s the birthday roundup?”
“Alexa, tell me something weird.”
“Alexa, tell me three things to know.”
Alexa taps into Yelp to provide you with info on local restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Alexa can also tell you movie showtimes at theaters near you.