In a technology first for North Wales, brought to you by Sound Radio Wales, you can now listen to the latest North Wales news bulletin using your Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
Simply by downloading the FREE “Sound Radio Wales News” Skill from the Amazon Skill store you can have North Wales news played to you by voice command.
The flash briefing skill will appear on your Echo along side other media groups such as the BBC, Sky News and Reuters. Once the Skill is downloaded and enabled using the “Amazon Alexa App” you can have Alexa read or play the latest news bulletins by using the voice command “Alexa, what is in the news?”, you device will then play out the latest Sound Radio Wales news bulletin.
What is an Alexa Skill ?
An Alexa Skill is a custom developed voice command which initiates a service. A flash briefing skill will play out the last news headlines using the voice command, “Alexa, play my flash briefings”. The Amazon Echo comes with default Skills, but more can be added using the Amazon Alexa App.
Activating the Sound Radio Wales News Skill
The Skill is now available in the Amazon Alexa Skill Store for free, you can enable the Skill by visiting your Amazon Alexa App on your device that is connected to your Amazon Echo. Firstly tap on the 3 horizontal lines at the top left hand corner of the app and then searching for “Sound Radio Wales News” where is says “Skills”, once you have found the Skill you need to enable it. Test the Skill is working on your Amazon Echo by saying “Alexa, play my flash briefings” or “Alexa, what’s in the news?”. Alexa will then load up your flash news briefings.
The news is updated on a regular basis during the week and you can access and listen to the Sound Radio Wales news any time you like. If you don’t have an Amazon Echo you can still access and listen to the news using your smartphone or tablet but visiting the Sound Radio Wales Smartphone Website
Happy listening 🙂