One of the finest features in Amazon's Alexa speakers is “Flash Briefing.” It allows you to get latest updates from the top news sources. Moreover, you can also customize Alexa Flash Briefing to make it suit your needs better.
Depending on your needs, you can add or remove feeds from the Flash Briefing. Besides, there is also an option reorder the feeds. Just in case you wish to temporarily deactivate any feed, you have the option to get it done as well.
How to Customize Alexa Flash Briefing
- How to Add Feeds to Alexa Flash Briefing
- Add Weather Update Alongside News to Alexa Flash Briefing
- How to Disable/Remove Feeds from Alexa Flash Briefing
- How to Reorder Alexa Flash Briefing Feeds
Add/Remove Feeds from Alexa Flash Briefing from your Android/iOS App.
There are two simple ways you can add or remove sources from the Flash Briefing. While one way is to get it done via the iOS/Android app and the other method is to do it from alexa.amazon.com. We are going to fine tune it from the Alexa app.
How to Add Feeds to Alexa Flash Briefing
Step #1. Open Alexa app on your smartphone, open the side menu and tap on Settings.
Step #2. Now, tap on Flash Briefing.
Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Get more Flash Briefing content.
Step #4. Next up, you have to search for the source you want to add. One of the easiest ways to browse the feeds is to sort them by average rating, date added and relevance.
Step #5. Once you have found the feed you want to add, tap on its link.
Step #6. Finally, tap on Enable Skill.
Alternately, head over to Skills and tap on Categories button which is located to the left of the search bar and choose News. Then, search for Flash Briefing.
Note: One thing worth noting is that not all the news skills are Flash Briefing feeds. Hence, make sure to check out the “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” that would be mentioned below the name of the skill.
Add Weather Update Alongside News to Alexa Flash Briefing
You have the option to get weather update alongside the news. To do so, simply head over to the Skill section and search “Weather” and tap on it. Then, you need to open the skills page and tap on Enable to add it to your Flash Briefing.
Going forward, these skills will access the location from the speaker configuration. Make sure you have to set your address. If you haven't, go to Settings → your device's name → Device location and add the address.
How to Disable/Remove Feeds from Alexa Flash Briefing
Don't want to use a feed anymore? Well, you have the option to either completely remove the feeds or temporarily disable them.
Step #1. Open Alexa app, open side menu and select Settings.
Step #2. Now, tap on Flash Briefing.
Step #3. Next, turn off the switch, which is to the right of the feed you wish to disable.
Now, the deactivated feeds will be moved to the bottom under the Off section.
At any time you want to use the feed again, simply follow the same steps and toggle on its switch.
If some channels have more than one feed, you have to click the down arrow to expand all feeds. Then, you need to enable each feed that you wish to add back to your Flash Briefing.
The disabled feeds will still be added to your account. If you want to remove them completely from your Flash Briefing settings page, click Get more Flash Briefing content and search for the name of the feed.
Then, you have to select it to open the skills page and click Disable Skill.
How to Reorder Alexa Flash Briefing Feeds
By default, the feeds play in the same order as they are shown in the Flash Briefing settings page.
When you add any new feed, it's going on top of the list. However, you can re-order the feeds as desired.
Step #1. First off, open Amazon Alexa app and open side menu.
Step #2. Now, tap on Settings → Flash Briefing and click Edit Order in the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, you have to click the hamburger button to the right of feed and drag it to the desired position.
Step #4. In the end, make sure to tap on Done to confirm the change.
So, use these tips to get the best out of your Alexa Flash Briefing. Have any feedback to share with us? Let us know that in the comments below.
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