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Alexa Cast: Amazon’s new feature makes it easier to play music on Echo devices

This feature has been rolled out for Amazon Prime Music available on iOS and Android.

tech Updated: Jul 27, 2018 18:48 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Alexa Cast can be found under the ‘now playing’ section on Amazon Prime Music.
Alexa Cast can be found under the ‘now playing’ section on Amazon Prime Music.(Amazon)

Amazon on Friday launched a new feature called Alexa Cast for its music streaming service, Amazon Prime Music.

It will enable music users to play and control music on their Alexa-enabled devices including the company’s Echo series of smart speakers from Amazon’s Prime Music app. This makes switching between voice and app controls smoother.

The new feature will enable Amazon’s Prime Music app to be able to match the progress of the music playback making the task of switching between app and voice control smoother, the company said in a statement.

“With a magical combination of Alexa voice controls and an ad-free music streaming on the Prime Music app, we will continue to make your music listening experience easier, more natural and simpler,” said Sahas Malhotra, Director, Amazon Prime Music India.

How to use Alexa Cast on Amazon Music

Users will have to update their Amazon Prime Music app from Play Store and App Store.

Open the app and navigate to “now playing” view to find the “Alexa Cast” icon on Echo devices and other Alexa-enabled devices.

The in-app features on Prime Music including recommended hand-curated playlists, stations, albums and new music could also be accessed to using the “Alexa Cast” feature.

Amazon Music is available with Prime Membership which is priced at Rs 129 per month and Rs 999 per year.

First Published: Jul 27, 2018 18:48 IST

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