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Seven News to run news bulletins on Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod

Seven News will run daily audio bulletins across Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod in the coming weeks.

The announcement:

Seven News – Australia’s most-watched news service – today announced daily audio bulletins across the suite of new home smart speaker products launching in Australia.

The twice-daily bulletins featuring the latest news headlines, weather, business and sport updates are now streaming to Amazon’s new Alexa devices.

The bulletins will also stream to Google Home users in coming weeks, as well as to your phone, Android Auto, Bose headphone or Android watch via Google Assistant.

And Seven News audio bulletins will be available on Apple HomePod when it launches in Australia on Friday February 9.

Users of all devices will be able to voice search Seven News as their daily audio news service.

Seven Network Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson, said: “As Australia’s leading, most trusted and innovative news service, we are excited to be part of this emerging content channel. It forms part of our plan to continue to evolve our news offering and distribute content to audiences across all platforms.”

Seven West Media Chief Digital Officer, Clive Dickens, added: “We continue to work very closely with Google, Amazon and Apple as this voice search category grows. Audio On Demand is a rapidly growing space, especially in Home, and Seven West Media intend to take a leading role with audio content from Pacific and West Australian Newspapers to come.”

Source: Seven

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