As simple as that, streaming music is one of Alexa's main features, especially because it works so well. Alexa removes much of the friction that existed before when trying to play music throughout your house. They have not pulled out a phone, the phone is connected to the speaker, the music looked up and played. Now just say what you want to hear and play it.
If, like me, you are a music lover and can not imagine returning to the dark age of music streaming, here are nine music tips and tricks for your Alexa speaker.
Changing the default music service
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Find Similar Music
If You've Got Enough Alexa can listen to the same songs and mix the same music for you. Say something like "Alexa, play music similar to Fleet Foxes." This works for both similar songs and artists.
Earlier this month, Amazon created the ability to create playlists with Alexa. Of course there is a catch. It only works with Amazon's own music streaming services. So, if you're a Spotify user, you'll need to create your playlists from your phone or computer. To create a playlist with Alexa say:
- "Alexa, create a new playlist."
- "Alexa, create a playlist" Road Trip "."
- "Alexa, add this song to my playlist."
So far, you can only add songs to your playlist. To rename a playlist, remove songs from it, or make other changes, you must use the Amazon Music app.
Creating a Musical Alert
With Alexa you canas well. Music alerts work with Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and SiriusXM. There are several ways to make a music alert:
- "Alexa, wake me up at the Avett Brothers."
- "Alexa, set an alarm on CNET at TuneIn."
- "Alexa, wake me up to relaxing music."
- "Alexa, alarm for rock music."
Music over multiple speakers play
You can play music toaround Sonos stream around your house. To enable this, first go to alexa.amazon.com or open the Alexa app on your mobile device and then go to Settings> Multi-Room Music . Create a group with the speakers you want to play. Then say "Alexa, play The National [group name]."
Play your own music
If your music streaming service is not natively supported by Alexa, you can still listen to it through your Alexa speaker. You only need.
To pair your phone with Alexa, say "Alexa, Pair" or "Alexa, Bluetooth". In the Bluetooth settings of your phone, look for the Alexa speaker. Select it to stream music and start streaming.
Receiving Music News
If you want to keep up with the latest events in the music industry, Alexa can help. Add Amazon's own "Today in Music" ability to your Flash briefing. Then you can create a routine to play your flash brief every day at a specific time. Or play the flash briefing manually by saying "Alexa, play my flash briefing," or "Alexa, what's in the news?"
Alexa Music Skills
Outside the natively supported streaming services, there are also Alexa Skills capable of playing music. You can play everything from ambient, spa music and classical music in public spaces to cultural music and even radio stations.
To find new music skills, simply browse the Music & Audio category in the Skills Catalog.
In a related note, one thing you'll never miss in the Alexa skills catalog is the trivia abilities. The same applies to music trivia. Go to alexa.amazon.com or open the Alexa app and go to Skills . Search for "Music Trivia" and you'll find Trivia for decades of music, trivia games that you can play with your friends, and much more.