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How to take CBC Radio's weekly Alexa quizzes

If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you'll definitely want to try CBC Radio's two interactive weekly quizzes, from Because News and Under the Influence.

Under the Influence and Because News interactive quizzes are now available for Alexa devices

Here's how to take CBC Radio's new weekly Amazon Alexa quizzes. (CBC)
If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you'll definitely want to try CBC Radio's two interactive weekly quizzes.

Because News, Canada's funniest news quiz, made the jump to smart speakers last year. Each Friday, host and award-winning comedian Gavin Crawford serves up five questions about the news of the week. The game will listen for your answers, tell you what you got right and wrong, and give you your score  — with a requisite amount of wit and snark.

To try the quiz, just say:

"Alexa, Enable Because News quiz skill."

Any time after that, you can just say:

"Alexa, Play Because News quiz."

CBC Radio has also just launched an Alexa quiz for the beloved program Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly.

Each Thursday, the marketing guru will test your advertising IQ with a series of trivia questions about ads and brands.

To start the trivia quiz, say:

"Alexa, enable Under the Influence Quiz skill"

Then you'll be able to play it each week by saying:

"Alexa, play Under the Influence Quiz"



Both skills work on any device that runs Amazon Alexa, including Echo, Dot and Show.

If you don't have an Alexa device, you can also play along on your smartphone — just install the Amazon Alexa app on your Apple or Android phone, then enable either quiz using the same phrases.

Google Home versions of these quizzes are available as well.

For the Because News Quiz, just say:

"Hey Google, Launch Because News quiz."

Any time after that, you can just say:

"Hey Google, Talk to Because News quiz."

For the Under The Influence trivia quiz, say:

"Hey Google, Launch Under the Influence Quiz skill"

Then you'll be able to play it each week by saying:

"Hey Google, Talk to Under the Influence Quiz"

Huge news! CBC Radio’s Because News is now available on Alexa. Each week, Gavin will quiz you about the news in your very own home. It’s completely free and really easy to play. 0:53

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