Children can now say “Alexa, read me a story from the Friend magazine.”

The Church has released the Friend magazine skill on Amazon Alexa smart speakers to make it easier to listen to the Friend, a Christ-centered magazine for children, in English and in Spanish.

In 2020, the Church launched Gospel Voice, an Amazon smart speaker skill that lets you listen to scriptures, music, general conference talks, and more. The Friend magazine skill is a simplified version of Gospel Voice designed especially for children to easily navigate.

With this new smart-speaker skill, children can listen to stories from the Friend or use a read-along feature to follow along in their own copy of the magazine. They can also enjoy a quiet-time playlist of stories and songs.

To add The Friend magazine skill to your Alexa device, just say, “Alexa, open the Friend magazine.” You can also enable the skill on the Alexa Skills store on Amazon.

Learn how to use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to listen to general conference and other Church content.

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