Amazon today announced that Alexa is now available inside its music streaming app for iOS and Android in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and Austria. The Amazon Music app now has Alexa baked right in. It’s capable of offering a blend of natural language voice controls with a compelling visual app experience.
“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,” said Steve Boom, the vice president of Amazon Music.
Amazon Music users on iOS and Android in the aforementioned markets can either browse the app interface like they used to before or just ask Alexa to find music for them. They can access Alexa inside the app by using the push-to-talk function.
Customers can ask Alexa for music based on genre, decade, tempo, mood, activity or even with lyrics when they can’t quite remember the name of the song that’s stuck in their head.
They can give Alexa voice commands like “Play Coldplay from the 2000s,” “Play pop music for lifting weights,” or “Play the new song by Fifth Harmony” to get Amazon Music to surface the kind of tracks they want to hear.
Amazon Music users on iOS and Android in the US, UK, Austria, and Germany can now use Alexa inside the app.