The world of on-demand music streaming has never been this crowded – Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Amazon, Tidal, Soundcloud, and a bunch more. In order to keep up or should I say, dominate such a competitive market, Amazon is finding ways to beat these digital giants.
Today, the online retail titan announced the latest update for its Music Unlimited service – a hands-free voice control for all of your music with Alexa. Surprise! Not. Of course they had to bring out Alexa!
“Amazon Music customers already know and love Alexa from listening on Echo devices. Now our mobile listeners can enjoy an entirely new app experience that combines the power and simplicity of Alexa voice controls with the visual richness of the Amazon Music app,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music.”
Starting today, Amazon Music users from US, UK, Germany and Austria can now access Alexa through the push-to-talk function within the AmazonMusic app. Oh, so you still need to lift a finger. That’s a bummer.
But at least you don’t have to scroll through a number of albums and playlists to find certain songs, especially if you can’t remember the title or the artist, and all you got is one line from that specific song.
Riding in the car and want to listen to that new song by your favorite artist that you just heard on the radio? Just use the push-to-talk feature and say, “Play the new song by Fifth Harmony,” and Alexa will play “He Like That.”
On your way to the Foo Fighters concert and want to hear their latest song? “Play the song that goes ‘Banging on the ceiling, banging on the ceiling, keep it down,’” and Alexa will play “The Sky is a Neighborhood” from the band’s latest release, Concrete and Gold. (Amazon Press Room)
With Amazon Music Unlimited, you have access to tens of millions of songs with new releases from today’s most popular artists. It’s ad-free with unlimited skips and you can even download all your songs and playlists for offline listening. No internet, no problem! You can still continue listening to your favorite jams anytime and anywhere.
Sign up for only $7.99/month or $79/year for Prime Members, or $9.99/month for Non-Prime users. Not sure if this is the right music streaming service for you? You can try it for a month without any fee. Start your 30-Day Free Trial now!
To learn more about Amazon Music with Alexa, visit this page.