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How to get BBC News on smart speakers

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Say "Play BBC News" to any smart speaker, to get the latest bulletin on the stories that matter.

A dedicated team of BBC journalists supply Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant with news updates, drawing on our local, national, specialist and global journalism.

If you say "Play BBC News" to an Alexa device, you'll get our ground-breaking interactive bulletin.

That allows you to listen to the news as normal, or move through the stories using your voice.

For example, you can skip a story by saying "Alexa, next".

You can also get an in-depth take on selected stories by saying "Alexa, more from the BBC".

This will get you to the richest audio the BBC newsroom has on each topic, telling the human stories behind current events, and explaining and analysing what's going on.

The BBC is also providing a 24/7 Coronavirus Update service for smart speakers, with all the latest details about the pandemic and how it is affecting life in the UK and around the world.

Just say "Coronavirus, BBC" to your smart speaker or go to the programme page.

Limitations imposed by other platforms currently prevent us from offering our interactive bulletin more widely.

The BBC does not charge you to access smart speaker content and offers its services without cost to all UK smart speaker platforms.