I’ve been part of something exciting that the BBC is trying out for the first time - a bespoke news service for smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple Homepod.
I even ended up being the first person to speak on the first bulletin to go out - which was in no way planned.
our first bespoke bulletin for smart speakers
It’s still going to be put together in the same rigorous way that a news bulletin would be for one of the BBC’s domestic radio stations and we’re even based in the same radio newsroom in London.
It will sound a little different.
Hopefully it will be more conversational and less journalist-y - though there’ll always be a balance to reach.
- Alexa 💬 get BBC News
- Google Assistant 💬 play BBC News
- Siri 💬 listen to BBC News
- BBC Sounds search for BBC News
We’re still working on it and there’s an email address for feedback: good, bad or indifferent.