Skill Review: The Washington Post



VOGO Voice RATING                              4.6/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                        3/5
Performance/Ease of Use                                       5/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             4/5
Value Proposition                                                     4/5
Washington post


Alexa turns into a newscaster with this news briefing skill titled The Washington Post developed by Washington Post Company. The voice skill has been designed to relay audio updates to the citizenry. This informational voice app that delivers top-of-the-hour news and alerts seems eager to satisfy anyone who is on the go and keen to keep up with current events.

The Washington Post voice app seems tied to the initiative to cultivate a sense of connection with its citizens and enhance civic engagement. The skill holds a repertoire of benefits and one of its major highlights is how commendably it simulates the original effect of broadcast news to its avid listeners. Users who listen to this skill can count on receiving audio shows that are updated every weekday. What’s more, the listeners can access breaking news alerts and other crucial news and information besides the Washington Post Podcast. The daily news briefing is yet another highlight. The skill supports an adequate “Help” section that lends users the convenience of navigating the skill with ease. Moreover, the skill hosts two daily shows, namely news, and politics. The running time of these shows is 20 and 8 mins respectively. The news show, Post Reports, relays the reporting of The Post newsroom, whereas the politics morning show, titled The Daily 202’s Big Idea, analyzes the trending political stories of the day. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides that could let down the learner at times. Occasionally, when the skill fails to recognize the user’s requests, it reverts with news and headlines. Another letdown is the non-functioning of the “Repeat” option most of the time, thereby mildly toning down its beneficial aspect.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4 out of 5 stars based on our rating system. Yet, you’ll have to try for yourself and see if it is a truly professional skill that is able to deliver a new and delightful experience as you listen to the news and podcasts of your choice. So why not try out The Washington Post and see if it offers the enriching experience you had anticipated.

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