Denver Newsroom, Jun 14, 2021 / 16:02 pm (CNA).
Catholic News Agency has launched a new audio news update, designed specifically for smart speakers.
“Catholic News” is a two-minute audio briefing of CNA’s top stories of the day, powered by artificial intelligence. It’s now available every weekday on smart speakers and podcast platforms.
“This is state-of-the-art stuff,” said Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of Catholic News Agency.
“Our hope is that this product will help today’s Catholics stay informed about what’s happening at the Vatican, and the Church around the world,” Bermudez said.
“‘Catholic News’ draws on the expertise, resources, and integrity that readers have come to expect from Catholic News Agency. It provides a brand-new and extremely convenient way to consume CNA’s award-winning reporting,” he said.
Those wishing to listen can ask a smart speaker – any smart speaker – a special launch phrase.
For a Google Home speaker, the phrase is “Hey Google, play Catholic News.” For those who own an Alexa device, the phrase is similar, “Alexa, open Catholic News.”
Listeners can also search for “Catholic News” and subscribe on any podcast app.
Visit catholicnewsagency.com/smartspeakers for more information.
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