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City of Lee’s Summit Launches Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

City of Lee’s Summit Launches Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

The City of Lee’s Summit is launching an additional method for residents to receive the latest City news through Amazon’s Echo devices or other Alexa-enabled devices. The free Alexa Flash Briefing skill provides a quick overview of City news, information and events that citizens will want to know about. By embracing new technology to deliver information and making it available on multiple digital platforms, the City hopes to reach more residents and increase engagement.

Amazon recently announced there are more than 20,000 Alexa-compatible smart home devices. And smart speakers are growing in popularity. A Nielsen survey found 24 percent of homes in the United States own a smart speaker. The majority of those who own a smart speaker started using the device this year.

Smartphone or tablet users can enable the Flash Briefing skill on their device through the Alexa app. Once the app is open, click the “Menu” icon in the upper left corner of the app and choose “Skills & Games.” Type “City of Lee’s Summit” in the search bar and click the “Search” button. Next tap the listing for “City of Lee’s Summit” and click “Enable Skill.”  

Another option to enable the Flash Briefing skill is to simply ask Alexa, “Alexa, enable City of Lee’s Summit.” A short instructional video is available on the City’s website, cityofLS.net.

Once enabled, a user can ask an Alexa-enabled device, “What’s my Flash Briefing” to hear the latest updates from the City of Lee's Summit. Flash Briefing content will be updated weekly.

To learn more about the Flash Briefing, visit cityofLS.net.

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