Stay in the know with North Port's newest way to communicate
The City of North Port continues to use the latest in technology to keep you informed. You can now get a quick weekly recorded highlight of some of the many happenings going on with your local government through your smart speaker or podcast app.
You can search “North Report” on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spreaker, Stitcher and Spotify. You can bookmark it or subscribe for updates. Scroll to the bottom for links to these platforms.
The City of North Port is also leading the way with using the “Alexa” smart speaker. The City of North Port has created an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill called “North Report”. Here is what you have to do:
•To initially enable the skill, say “Alexa, enable North RePort." The skill can also be enabled through the Alexa app. The “enable” step is one time only.
•Once the skill is enabled, residents can say phrases like, “Alexa, play my flash briefing." “Alexa, read me the latest news.” “Alexa, what’s in the news?”
You can also play the North RePort recorded update on other smart speakers like Google Home using the apps and website mentioned above. We are still developing a direct link via voice on that platform.
Please let us know how it’s working out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We can even use this tool for other emergency updates and events. This is a new venture for us and frankly, not many local governments have attempted it. More improvements are to come.