The 4 Alexa settings you should personalize right now

It takes 1 min or less to make these updates:

#1. Turn on Brief Mode. Shorten Alexa's responses (sometimes you'll just hear a chime) to keep her as unobtrusive as possible. Tap/click here for step-by-step

#2. Link your preferred music provider. Connect your Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, SiriusXM, etc. account to Alexa so you can stream your favorite playlists, stations, songs and artists. While you're at it, set it as your Default Music Library too! Tap/click here for step-by-step

#3. Customize your news sources. Customize your Alexa Flash Briefing to get the news you want to hear in 2-4 minute segments from your favorite providers (don't forget to enable VoiceBrew's Alexa Tip Of The Day flash briefing!). Tap/click here for step-by-step

#4. Set your commute for easy traffic updates. Tell Alexa where you commute to so you can say "Alexa, what's my traffic?" to get a fast update before you leave home. Tap/click here for step-by-step

You can now play podcasts from Apple via Alexa!

Alexa customers in the US can now listen to over 800,000 podcasts from Apple Podcasts on their Alexa-enabled devices. That's right: if you're one of the millions of people who use the default Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone, you can now seamlessly pick up listening to podcasts with Alexa right where you left off on your phone. You can easily link your Apple ID to Alexa under Settings > Music & Podcasts.

Spotify also announced that it's supporting streaming its podcasts via Alexa for both Free and Premium US customers. Tap/click here to read more.
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