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How to use your Amazon Alexa device to get local news and weather from KOAA News 5

Download the KOAA News5 skill for Amazon Alexa.
Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2021-02-24 10:45:54-05

KOAA News 5 isn’t just on TV or online; we’re also on Amazon Alexa devices.

With Alexa “Flash Briefings,” you can get updates on local news, weather and traffic from News 5 just by asking Alexa.

Here’s how to set up your Alexa device and get updates from KOAA News 5:

  1. Plug in your device and turn it on.
  2. Download the Alexa app to your smartphone or tablet and sign in with your Amazon account. You can download the app here.
  3. The app will guide you through setup, including connecting your device to Wi-Fi.
  4. In the Alexa app, search for KOAA News 5 and install the KOAA News 5 skill to your Alexa device.
  5. That’s it! Try saying, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” or “Alexa, what’s the weather going to be like today?”

Note: Amazon Fire tablets and other video enabled devices may play your KOAA News 5 updates as a video.

If you have Amazon Music on your mobile device:

  1. Open Amazon Music
  2. Find the Alexa tab on the main screen
  3. That’s it! Try saying, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” or “Alexa, what’s the weather going to be like today?”

Learn more about Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices at amazon.com.