Listen to the day’s news on your Alexa-enabled device

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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.

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Getting Started

Select your device below

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Step 1

Open your Amazon Alexa app and select "Skills & Games" from the menu

Step 2

Search for and enable the Crosscut flash briefing

Step 3

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."

Search for "Crosscut" in iTunes or Stitcher and subscribe.