The updated Amazon Alexa Plus,is on display in Amazon’s Day 1 building in Seattle on September 20, 2018. (Credit: :GRANT HINDSLEY/AFP/Getty Images) (Getty Images) If you like to catch up on the news each day in a little more depth, but without having to turn on the TV, Amazon has a solution for you using its smart speakers. Alexa will now offer to read you the news in a lot more detail. As Engadget reports, Alexa users in the US can benefit from a new feature which allows the voice assistant to convey the news in detail. It’s a feature that’s been made possible thanks to partnerships with Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Newsy and NPR, from where the news will be sourced. Alexa users can ask “tell me the news” or “play news” from any of the news outlets mentioned above and detailed audio will be played. If you don’t care about a particular news story it’s possible to skip over it and move on to whatever is next in the queue. The long-form news option is available on any Alexa device, but you can also view video versions if you own an Echo Show . More From PCmag… Read full this story
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