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Amazon Music app finally adds Alexa voice support

The Alexa support for Amazon Music allows users to make voice commands to the app for a variety of different ways to play tunes.

Published onSeptember 26, 2017

Amazon Music just got much more interesting to use if you are a smartphone user. The Amazon Music app just got updated with support for the company’s Alexa digital assistant. That means you can use your voice to command the Amazon Music app to play all sorts of different tunes.

If you have the Amazon Music app installed on your smartphone or tablet, you can just use the push-to-talk function to activate the Alexa support. Previously, support for using Alexa in Amazon Music was limited to the company’s Echo series of speakers. Now that support has been added on tens of millions of more devices. The support is included with the app in the US, the UK, Germany and Austria.

For example, you can use Alexa in the app to say, “Play the new song by Taylor Swift”, if you want to listen to the latest single from the uber-popular singer. If you are in the mood to listen to music while exercising or going on a run, you can say, “Play pop music while working out” or “Play running music”, and the app will try to respond accordingly.

If you want to try out both Amazon Music and its new Alexa support for yourself, you can download or update the Android app right now from the Google Play Store. What do you think of Amazon finally adding Alexa voice support to its Music app, and will you be using it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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