Seven News has announced it will broadcast daily audio bulletins across the suite of new home smart speaker products in Australia.
The twice-daily bulletins featuring the latest news headlines, weather, business and sport updates are now streaming to Amazon’s Echo devices.
The bulletins will also stream to Google Home users in coming weeks, as well as to their phone, Android Auto, Bose headphone or Android watch via Google Assistant.
Seven News audio bulletins will be available on Apple’s HomePod, which launches in Australia today.
Users of all devices will be able to voice search Seven News as their daily audio news service.
Seven Network’s director of news and public affairs, Craig McPherson, said: “As Australia’s leading, most trusted and innovative news service, we are excited to be part of this emerging content channel.
“It forms part of our plan to continue to evolve our news offering and distribute content to audiences across all platforms.”
Seven West Media chief digital officer Clive Dickens added: “We continue to work very closely with Google, Amazon and Apple as this voice search category grows.
Audio on demand is a rapidly growing space, especially in-home, and Seven West Media intend[s] to take a leading role with audio content from Pacific and West Australian Newspapers to come.”
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