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How to get access

Step 1 - Sign up for a Local Recall subscription

Enjoy the full access to the Eastern Daily Press archives in three ways. Ask your voice activated device questions to hear headlines and stories from days gone by, read aloud in the comfort of your own home. Type your queries into an advanced research bot which acts like your personal archive assistant. Dive deeper into the archives with more detailed inquiries using our lightning-fast search tool that puts more than 750,000 pages of content right at your fingertips. Here you can enter up to ten search terms including date ranges, headlines or keywords and prepare to go down the rabbit hole with your research.

Step 2 - Google or Amazon?

Head over to your app store and install the Google Home app or Amazon Alexa apps to reflect the device you intend to use the Local Recall skill on.

Ensure that the account you login to them with matches the account that you are logged into on the voice activated device.

Note that you can use Local Recall on mobile phones devices directly from these apps as well, without needing an Amazon Alexa, Google Nest or similar device.

Follow the numbered steps below to start a conversation with the past.

Step 3 - Linking your account

1) Open the Google Home
app on your phone.

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  • 2. Tap the round account button in the top right corner.
  • 3. Tap on Assistant settings.
  • 4. Tap on the Services tab under Manage your Google Account. Account.

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  • 5. When you arrive in the Services tab, scroll down to Explore and tap on it.
  • 6. Enter 'The Eastern Daily Press' into the search bar.
  • 7. Tap onto the EDP skill to head over to the account link page.

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  • 8. Tap on Link to be redirected to the Link your account page
  • 9. Enter your login details and await the successful account linking message.
  • 10. Explore Local Recall on your Google devices or mobile phone by saying 'Hey Google, talk to the Eastern Daily Press.' You will have to go through an initial guided setup.

1) Open the Amazon Alexa
app on your phone.

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  • 2. Tap the expand menu button in the top left of the home screen, shown by three bars.
  • 3. Tap on Skills & Games.
  • 4. Tap on the magnifying glass in the top right to search for a skill.

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  • 5. Enter 'The Eastern Daily Press' into the search bar and hit enter.
  • 6. Choose the skill called 'The EDP'.
  • 7. Tap on Enable to Use to redirect to the account linking screen.

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  • 8. Wait while the app redirects you to the Link your account page.
  • 9. Enter your login details and await the successful account linking message.
  • 10. Explore Local Recall on your Amazon device or mobile phone by saying 'Hey Alexa, open the EDP.' You will have to go through an initial guided setup.

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