"Alexa, give me local news" - Action 2 News is on the Amazon Echo

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) - Amazon says Echo devices led the way in its record-setting Prime Day sales July 10 and 11, selling seven times more Echos than on Prime Day 2016 thanks to deep discounts and growing interest in smart home devices.

Flash briefing! If you have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you can get local headlines and a detailed forecast from Action 2 News and StormCenter 2. In fact, you can also find Action 2 News in more ways than ever -- on-air, online, On the Go, and now even more on demand.

Alexa Skills
To enable the Action 2 News skill, look up Skills on your Amazon Alexa app and search for "WBAY," or log in to your Amazon.com account and search for "WBAY" under Alexa skills. Click the "Enable" button. You can arrange Skills to put Action 2 News at the top of your skills list.

Say "Alexa, local news" or "Alexa, what's my flash briefing?" or "Alexa, tell me the news" and you'll get summaries of the top news headlines on WBAY.com and a 7-day forecast.

The skill also works with Amazon's Echo Show, Echo Tap and Dash Wand.

Apple Watch and Android Wear
Staying aware of breaking news is as easy as checking the time. The Action 2 News On the Go news app works with Apple Watch and Android Wear, delivering breaking news alerts with a quick vibration.

Download WBAY's Action 2 News On the Go to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play and select the types of notifications you want to receive, including severe weather alerts for up to 5 counties.

The Apple Watch version also gives you the daily forecast and current conditions.

Haystack TV
Action 2 News video clips are available on Haystack.tv and the Haystack TV app, which won the 2017 Google Play Award for Best TV Experience and is a Google Play Editors' Choice.

Search hashtag "wbay." Or, if you log in to Haystack using your Facebook or Google account you can select "Local News" or choose to configure your headlines and select @wbay as one of your Favorite Sources.

Haystack TV is also available for Airplay, Apple TV, and the Google Chromecast.

You can watch even more WBAY video clips on demand if you have a Roku device or a smart TV with Roku.

Go to the Roku Channel Store and search for "Action 2 News" to add our channel.

The channel includes the latest videos and also videos sorted by category.