News & Information

Alexa can help you stay connected to the news that matters most to you.

News & Information

Stay informed with Alexa

Alexa is up to date with everything you need to know on the daily: the news, weather, and holidays and events.

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Alexa brings you the latest updates from newsrooms across Australia and New Zealand. Delivering longer-form news from your favourite providers, including the ABC, Sky News, and Radio New Zealand, Alexa will keep you up to date and informed.

If you’re new to news on Alexa, just ask: “Alexa, what’s the news?” Alexa will guide you through a setup process to pick your favourite provider. To hear the headlines, read on...

“Alexa, play news from Fox Sports news”
“Alexa, play news from ABC News”
“Alexa, play news from Sky News”
“Alexa, play news from RNZ”
”Alexa, play news from Newstalk“

The latest updates from newsrooms across Australia and New Zealand on Alexa.

Live News

Hear – and watch – the news as it happens.*

“Alexa, open ABC iview”
“Alexa, open 7 News”
“Alexa, open 7 Sunrise”
”Alexa, ask Fox Sports for the live stream”

*Only available on screen devices.

Flash Briefing on Alexa

Flash Briefing

Flash Briefing, a news bulletin-style feature, gives you a quick update on the day’s leading headlines from multiple providers. This means you have the option to create a playlist of providers, such as the ABC, SKY News and Fox Sports (see instructions below). If you want to discover more news providers, just visit the Skills Store.

Get Started In The App:

Open the Menu, select Settings and scroll down to Flash Briefing. Open Flash Briefing and select the + next to Add Content. You can then search for your favourite provider. If there are multiple news provider options, select the option named Flash Briefing.

Please note: if you select a news provider that is not named as a Flash Briefing, you will not be able to hear news from multiple providers.

“Alexa, what’s the news?”
“Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
“Alexa, next”
“Alexa, previous”


Alexa can help you plan for every (weather) eventuality. Just ask...

“Alexa, what’s the weather?”
“Alexa, what’s the weather this weekend?”
“Alexa, will it rain today?"
”Alexa, what’s the UV Index"


Alexa has the latest results, match times and stadium details for a range of sports, including AFL, NRL, and cricket.

“Alexa, what’s my sports update?”
“Alexa, who’s top of the AFL ladder?”
“Alexa, what are the NRL scores?”
“Alexa, ask NRL to listen live”
“Alexa, when’s the next cricket game?”

Holidays, Horoscopes & Events

Alexa is in the know when it comes to everything from horoscopes to public holidays and even historical events.

“Alexa, give me my horoscope”
“Alexa, when is Anzac Day?”
“Alexa, when’s the next public holiday?”
“Alexa, when is the Queen's birthday?”
“Alexa, what happened on this day?”
“Alexa, when’s Australia Day?”


Thanks to Alexa, you’ll know when that extra hour in bed is just around the corner...

“Alexa, when do the clocks go back?”
“Alexa, when’s the first day of winter?”
“Alexa, when is summer?”
“Alexa, when does spring begin?”
“Alexa, when’s the first day of autumn?”
“Alexa, when is the next full moon?”

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