Owners of Amazon Echo devices or the Alexa app can now listen to stories from The Wire.
For some time now, a ‘Listen to this article’ player has been available on all stories on westbridgfordwire.com – if you press it now you’ll hear me reading this to you.
We’ve developed an Alexa Skill so that readers can listen whenever they want to.
Maybe on a commute or when busy doing something else, it’s another way to get the latest content about your area.
Support for Google Home devices and a Podcast are all coming soon too.
To get the skill you can install it here: from Amazon
Say: ‘Alexa, open West Bridgford Wire’ or ‘Alexa, read me the news from West Bridgford Wire’ or ‘Alexa, give me the headlines from West Bridgford Wire’
If you open West Bridgford Wire on Alexa – the latest story is delivered – if you ask for headlines – a numbered list from 1 – 10 latest stories is delivered along with the titles, simply say for example ‘Alexa, play me article 4’ to get the one you want.
Say next article and last article to move between them.