BOSTON – The latest news from WBZ-TV is now just an ask away through Amazon’s Flash Briefings, making local headlines and developing stories easier than ever before to hear from Alexa-enabled devices.

By saying “Alexa, tell me the news,” users can hear what’s happening in the Boston area on demand from WBZ-TV news anchors on any Amazon Echo device, and soon from the latest generation of Fire HD tablets.

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To add WBZ-TV to Flash Briefings, users need to update their personalized accounts via a smartphone with the Alexa app or online at From the menu’s Settings, select Skills and search ‘WBZ’.

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Once enabled, Flash Briefings will include the top WBZ news stories happening now, summarized in about 90 seconds and updated throughout the day.

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Launched by Amazon two years ago, the Echo is an internet-connected, voice-enabled speaker that listens for commands and can carry out a wide range of functions.