Echo provides a new way to get local news

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - The popular Amazon Echo device now serves up local news whenever you need it.

The latest local headlines from 13abc are available 24/7 through the "Alexa" device. The personal assistant delivers a voice summary of top local stories and weather.

It's easy to program the feature on Amazon Echo:

• Launch the Alexa app on your smart phone
• Select :"Flash Briefing" in settings
• Select 13abc WTVG
• Ask, ‘Alexa, what's the news?” and you're all set.

Once you have programmed 13abc into your Echo, each time you ask for a "flash briefing" you will hear the latest breaking news and First Warning forecast. Echo is already serving users with news from national news organizations including AP, NPR and the BBC.

13abc is proud to be Toledo's only news operation offering this unique partnership, another way for 13abc to bring you the news in a fresh and innovative way.