My take on Siri reading the news

There are two interesting things going on in this shortcut to read the news. First it uses the to fetch news stories. You could add some filters on this request to customize this to your tastes.

One issue I had was separating the stories as they were read. I came up with the idea of alternating voices. This works well for me.

See the shortcut here.

I have some shortcuts that read back filtered BBC News story excerpts from RSS feeds. I went with just reading in the index of the story at the start… “Headline one…”

I always look through the stories reading them, and add a pause of a few seconds after that.