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Create your own custom news program with video flash briefings

Just say "Alexa, play my flash briefing" to start watching

Watching Alexa video flash briefings on your Echo Show is like tuning into a short TV program made just for you.

Flash briefings are 2-4 minute updates from various outlets, and you can add as many as you want to your Alexa flash briefing queue. While most are audio-only, there are a bunch of high quality video flash briefings covering topics from news to celebrity gossip to humor. Check out our favorites in the section below.

Don't have an Echo Show smart display to watch your flash briefings? Tap/click here to check out the new Echo-Show 8.


Our 5 favorite video flash briefings

Pick a few of these, and start watching today!

  1. Reuters -- Fact-based reporting without sensational and option stories
  2. Cheddar -- Tech and business news in bite-sized updates
  3. CNN & CNBC -- Popular news outlets that go the extra mile with video flash briefings covering top stories of the day
  4. People -- Stay up to date on celebrity gossip and the latest Hollywood drama
  5. The Tonight Show -- Why not watch Jimmy Fallon's opening monologue for some laughs?

To add briefings above to your queue: Just tap the link to it above then tap "Enable." Once you've added a few, say "Alexa, play my flash briefing," and Alexa will play the briefings one after the other just like songs on a playlist. No further set-up necessary!

Pro Tip: Say "Alexa, fast forward" to skip ahead 10 seconds within a flash briefing. To skip farther ahead, tap the screen and drag the progress bar forward. To skip to the next flash briefing in your queue, say "Alexa, skip."

Since we're talking flash briefings... get VoiceBrew's!

Listen to highlights from the day's VoiceBrew email via our Alexa flash briefing.

Do This Now: Start listening today!
  1. Tap/click this link to the VoiceBrew flash briefing page
  2. Tap/click the "Enable" Button
  3. Say "Alexa, play my flash briefing" to listen!

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"Alexa, open Nutella Creations"
Make pancakes, play a game, have a good time!

Breakfast scene with "Nutella" spelled out with pieces of bread covered in Nutella
Treat yourself to a delicious (and fun!) breakfast with the new Nutella Creations Alexa skill! If you've never thought about having Nutella with your breakfast, today is the day that's going to change.

Say "Alexa, open Nutella Creations" to hear about 9 Nutella-inspired breakfasts. From French toast stars to blueberry & buttermilk pancakes to banana crepes, the recipes are delicious, surprisingly creative and easy.

Pick a recipe & preview how to make it. The skill will briefly run you through each step. You can always say "more recipes" if you'd rather pick a different one.

For ingredients and detailed instructions, get the recipe via text. When asked whether you'd like the recipe texted to you, say "yes!" and follow the prompts to provide your phone number. You'll receive a link to a list of ingredients and the step-by-step instructions you'll need to cook up your Nutella breakfast!

Be sure to play one of Nutella's super fun memory games while you cook. And get the kids involved, too! I just played the hazelnut game, and it was great. In order to unlock the games, first explore one of the recipes (be sure you listen to all the steps). Easter Egg: you can say "Alexa, game" any time in the skill to launch the memory game.
If you have questions or ideas, I'd love to hear from you. Reply to this email or get in touch at kp@voicebrew.com. Thanks for being a subscriber to VoiceBrew!
Katherine Prescott
Founder, VoiceBrew
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