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Amazon Music Enlists Alexa for Its iOS and Android Apps

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Amazon Music has a voice, and of course her name is Alexa. The tech-and-commerce behemoth announced on Tuesday that the resident voice assistant found on Echo devices is now available in the Amazon Music app on both iOS and Android devices.

Starting today, Amazon Music users (the company doesn't release subscriber figures) can access Alexa within the app by using the push-to-talk function, after which they can ask her to play music using the same prompts as they would on Echo or Dot speakers. You could say something like, "Play songs by Puerto Rican artists" or maybe, "Play songs about nuclear war"... stuff like that.

"Amazon Music customers already know and love Alexa from listening on Echo devices," stated Steve Boom, vp of Amazon Music. "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."

To start accessing Alexa's helpfulness on your mobile device, Amazon says you'll first need to update the Amazon Music app.


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