A Flash Briefing provides a quick overview of news and other content such as comedy, interviews, and lists that a customer discovers and enables in the Skills section of the Alexa app. Customers receive their Flash Briefing by asking their Alexa-enabled device things like, “Alexa, give me my Flash Briefing” or “Alexa, tell me the news”. Alexa either reads text content or plays audio content that is provided by each enabled skill. Typically a Flash Briefing becomes a part of a customer’s daily routine as they get ready for work or school, or wind down after their day.
What is the duration of a briefing?
Flash briefings are limited to 10 minutes as of this writing. If you were hoping to post a podcast episode you would need to edit it down or use the briefing to provide your listeners with valuable snippets or clips from the main episode. This provides a nice user experience listening to key points, headlines, events, and/or news.
Who Can Create an Alexa Flash Briefing
Anyone, as long as they own or have the right to distribute original text or audio content that updates periodically
What are the specifics about briefing content?
Audio content files should be less than 10 minutes play time. Program loudness for Alexa should average -14 dB LUFS/LKFS and be between -9dB LUFS and -19 dB LUFS. The true-peak value should not exceed -2 dBFS.
Text content to be read by Alexa is currently limited to 4500 characters.