Wake up and listen to Crosscut’s flash briefing. The best of Crosscut's local news, politics, culture and environment stories are now available daily on Alexa-enabled devices.
You can subscribe to the Alexa “flash briefing,” a 2-5 minute long news update, on any device with Amazon Alexa. Just enable the Crosscut flash briefing using the directions below. After that, simply ask “Alexa, what’s in the news?” to hear the latest news from around the Puget Sound area right on your Alexa device.
Crosscut’s flash briefing is also available on Google Home, Apple HomePod, and as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
We would love to hear your feedback! Listen to an episode and let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select your device below
Open your Amazon Alexa app and select "Skills & Games" from the menu
Search for and enable the Crosscut flash briefing
Ask Alexa, “Hey Alexa, what’s in the news?”
Say, into your Google Home,
"Hey Google, play the podcast Crosscut."
Say, into your Homepod,
"Hey Siri, play the podcast Crosscut."
New flash briefings are available weekdays by 6 a.m. and Saturdays by 8 a.m.
Amazon flash briefings automatically play in the order in which they are added. If you add a flash briefing after Crosscut’s, it will start to play first in your line up. To adjust this setting, open the Amazon Alexa app and select the menu button in the top left corner. Next select “Settings” and then “Flash Briefing.” From here, you can select “Edit Order” in the top right corner to drag Crosscut to the top of your playlist.
Please email email@example.com if you have a question you’d like to ask in our flash briefing or if you’re interested in having your voice featured. Our team will contact you about future opportunities to participate.
All stories in the flash briefing are also published on Crosscut.com. You can find full length versions of every story online.