Amazon Echo adds TMZ, NPR and more news sources to its Flash Briefing feature

Amazon Echo
By John Callaham on 23 May 2015 10:12 am

The folks at Amazon continues to add new features to its Amazon Echo connected speaker. Today, the company emailed owners of the device informing them that the Flash Briefing option now has more news sources to choose from.

For those unfamiliar with Flash Briefing, it lets owners of the Amazon Echo get the latest news from a variety of sources simply by saying, "Alexa, what's my Flash Briefing" or "Alexa, what's going on today?" News sources that are being added with this update include high-brow institutions such as NPR and The Economist, but fans of trashy celebrity news can also get their fix with TMZ as part of Flash Briefing

The Amazon Echo is priced at $199, with Amazon Prime members able to buy it for $149. However, the company is still selling the speaker on an invite-only basis.

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