Alexa Cast lets you play music on your Alexa device from the Amazon Music app on iOS or Android. "With this new feature, customers can easily transfer the playlist they listened to at their commuter homes … to Alexa devices in their living rooms," said Amazon.
Good news for Amazon Music listeners who also have an Alexa enabled device. Amazon introduced just a new feature called Alexa Cast, which allows you to send music to your Alexa device from the Amazon Music app on your iOS or Android device.
"With this new feature, customers can easily transfer the playlist they listened to on their commutes home from their Amazon Music app to Alexa devices in the living room when they walk in the door," said Amazon in a statement. "Even though you switch to voice controls , the Amazon Music app will match the development of music playback. "
To try it, update the Amazon Music app or download it from the App Store or Google Play. Then go to the" Now Play "view to find the Alexa Cast icon. Tap the icon to get a list of available Alexa enabled devices, select one or a group and voila.
The Amazon Music app gives Prime members access to a "curated directory with two million songs, playlists and stations. "You can also upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited for access to" tens of millions "tracks. New users can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited, after which it costs $ 7.99 a month if you're a Premier or $ 9.99 a month if you are not.
At the same time Amazon also announced this week that all Alexa devices now automatically benefit from a feature called Echo Spatial Perception, which analyzes your voice and determines which Alexa gadget should answer so that more gadgets do not respond to you at the same time.
This means that all your echo devices and third-party Alexa-enabled gadgets will soon communicate better with each other, so only the closest one wakes up when you pronounce a command.