Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has added support for Alexa to the Amazon Music app.
Users of the Amazon Music app can now have Alexa search and play songs for them. This is available via the push-to-talk feature found in the app. This allows users to make specific request to the virtual assistant about the type of music they want to listen to.
Amazon gives a few examples of how users can have Alexa help them with selecting music. This includes asking for songs from specific bands, as well as music for different moods and workouts. It also notes that the helper can pick out songs by era and based on lyrics given to it by the user.
“Amazon Music customers already know and love Alexa from listening on Echo devices,” Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music, said in a statement. “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.”
Amazon Music users will need to update the app before they can make use of Alexa in it. This app is available on devices that run on Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS or Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL) Google Android mobile operating systems.
The Amazon Music streaming service is available to subscribers. Prime Music is available to subscribers of Amazon Prime. There is also a Music Unlimited option. This is available to Prime members for $7.99 per month. Non-Prime members can pay $9.99 per month for the Music Unlimited service.
As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.