Amazon Alexa News Skills

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What's new skills are available for Alexa from Amazon?

Drawing a blank on what to do?Just ask, “Alexa, what should I draw?

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“Alexa, what's Katy Perry's favorite song from her new album?” 
Katy Perry is celebrating her new album, Smile, as a special guest on Alexa! Ask "What else can I ask Katy Perry?" to hear more from Katy.

Alexa, are there any updates from my school?” 
Students, parents and teachers are finding new ways to stay connected and get ready for a new school year. To learn how Alexa can make learning from home easier, visit the Alexa blog.

“Alexa, what should I wear to work from home?” 

Alexa knows fashion and can help you decide what to wear. Just ask and receive daily outfit inspiration. 

“Alexa, show me nearby restaurants that offer delivery” 

Open the Amazon Alexa app and say "Alexa" to see the list of restaurants right on your phone. Tap the Alexa icon in the app to get started.


Music & Entertainment “Alexa, play the podcast The Daily Dad”

“Alexa, buy Alexander Hamilton on Audible”

“Alexa, show me featured movies on Tubi” 

Watch thousands of free movies and TV shows on Tubi on your Echo Show.

Getting Things Done“Alexa, speak Spanish” 

Hola! Alexa now speaks English and Spanish. Enable the multilingual mode today and enjoy a second language experience on your device. 

“Alexa, add a note... Sally's Birthday is on June 20th” 

You can retrieve this note by asking Alexa, "When is Sally’s birthday?"

“Alexa, cancel my Bedroom Echo timer”

News & Information“Alexa, what can I make with carrots?”

“Alexa, play MLB highlights” 

Catch all the action. Watch video highlights from MLB games on any Alexa-enabled device with a screen.

“Alexa, what's the temperature at 6:00 AM?”

Fun with Alexa“Alexa, make it so”

“Alexa, hypnotize me”

“Alexa, there's always money in the banana stand”And More

“Alexa, set an alarm to happy music”“Alexa, open Rain Sounds”

“Alexa, play a slideshow” 
Relive your favorite memories. Use Amazon Photos to see your photos on your Echo Show and Fire TV. Learn more.

“Alexa, pair my phone”

Amazon Alexa News Skills - Can Alexa give you the news?

Amazon Alexa News Skills

Amazon says that voice commands like “Alexatell me the news,” “Alexa play news” or “Alexa play news from…” followed by the source's name, will now launch in-depth news sessions featuring stories curated by the news provider.

How do I get Alexa to play the news?

Now, new users who have not had an Alexa account previously will simply have to say, "Alexaplay the news." Alexa will then ask the users to select a source. If the user replies, "NPR," Alexa will ask for a zip code and confirm a local Member station, which will then be linked to a flow of news.

How do I change my Alexa news source?

Here's how you can change the order of the source for your Flash Briefings:Go to or to the Amazon Alexa app, go to Settings > Flash Briefing and click Edit Order in the top right corner.Use the hamburger button on the right, drag WSOC-TV up and drop it.

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Why is Alexa flashing green?

A pulsing green light indicates an incoming call. 

A spinning green light means you're currently on a call or an active Drop In. 

A pulsing yellow light is telling you that you have messages in your inbox.

Why is my Alexa circling green and blue?

A pulsing green light indicates an incoming call. A spinning green light means you're currently on a call. A pulsing yellow light is telling you that you have messages in your inbox. You can say, "Play my messages" or "Check my notifications" for more information.

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Aug 21, 2020 - Whether they're blinking or running in rings, the colors on your Alexa smart speakers and displays can tell you more than you think

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Amazon Alexa News Skills

Alexa lets you stay abreast of the day's news with its included default Flash Briefing skill, which you can customize to your liking. But beyond that, there are more defined skills that offer in-depth looks at certain topics. From politics to sports to weather, here are the best news skills to add to Alexa.

Alexa Flash Briefing and News Skills

How Flash Briefing and News Skills Work

Make it easy for customers to get your latest news, headlines, and other short audio and text as part of their daily routines. With Alexa, customers can set up a daily flash briefing—a quick overview of news and other content such as comedy, interviews, and lists. You can build an Alexa skill to deliver your content via flash briefing, or envision your own experience for sharing news and other content with customers.