NEW: Alexa Flash Briefing Skill API now available in the UK and Germany, read more.
The Flash Briefing Skill API is a new addition to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) that enables developers to add their feeds to the Alexa Flash Briefing, which delivers pre-recorded audio clips and text-to-speech (TTS) updates to customers. Examples of Flash Briefing skills include updates from popular broadcasters and blogs, recent headlines and weather, among others. Each Flash Briefing skill contains one or more content feeds. Customers browse and enable Flash Briefing skills in the Alexa app by accessing the Flash Briefing menu under settings. After enabling the skill, customers simply ask, “Alexa, give me my Flash Briefing” to hear your content.
Provide daily content to customers by creating a Flash Briefing skill for Alexa. With the Flash Briefing Skill API, you tap into standardized Amazon language models so you don’t need to build a new user experience for voice.
To get started, you’ll configure your compatible RSS feed and submit descriptive information about your skill to connect your content directly to Flash Briefing. You’ll need basic knowledge of JSON or RSS feed formats to do this. You can then test your Flash Briefing skill on any Alexa-enabled device.
See how KIRO 7, a local Seattle news station, created their own Flash Briefing skill and brought realism and personality to millions of Alexa-enabled devices everywhere. Complete with bantering anchors, perky weather forecasts, and the day's top local headlines, the unique experience sets KIRO 7 apart from other news stations. Read the story »