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Introducing Outside's New Smart-Speaker Show

Say: “Alexa, open Outside Unpacked”

(Petra Zeiler)

Say: “Alexa, open Outside Unpacked”

We’re in print, we’re online, and now we’re on your smart speakers.

Our team is excited to announce our partnership with SpokenLayer, the company behind your favorite smart-speaker content from publications like Men’s Health, Fast Company, and The Daily Beast. With SpokenLayer’s help, we’re getting Outside stories to you at the command of your voice.

We’re calling it Outside Unpacked, a daily lifestyle briefing coming to your smart speaker every weekday morning. Here’s how it works:

Alexa Skill Users

Ask your Alexa “Alexa...

  • “What’s the latest from Outside Unpacked?”
  • “Open Outside Unpacked.”
  • “Launch Outside Unpacked.”

Alexa Flash Briefing

Search for Outside Unpacked in your Alexa app, select Enable, and then say, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”

Google Home Users

Tell your Google Home “OK Google...

  • “Talk to Outside Unpacked.”
  • “Play Outside Unpacked.” 
  • “Open Outside Unpacked.”

You’ll get your burning gear questions answered, hear helpful tips from our outdoor experts, and know what’s on our radar—without having to lift a finger.

We’re creating this for you, so we want to hear your feedback. What do you want to listen to first thing in the morning? Do you want more fitness, news, gear, or adventure tips? Write in to or tweet us to let us know.

We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Filed To: Gear / Adventure / Fitness