Amazon India just introduced its new Fire TV stick with Alexa Voice remote but it has packed some new goodies to Amazon Prime Music mobile users as well. The company has now introduced a new Hands-Free feature on Amazon Prime Music mobile app that allows users to play songs on the go without touching the screens. The new feature is available on Amazon Prime Music mobile app on both iOS and Android devices.
Starting today, Amazon Prime Music listeners can simply ask Alexa to play music wherever they go, while the app is open on any iOS and Android smartphones, without tapping the Alexa icon. Users can now directly ask Alexa to play music from their favourite movie soundtracks, play music by mood, activity, era, genre, artists or create a playlist just by asking without needing to tap the Alexa icon.
When the Amazon Prime Music app is open and in the foreground on any iOS and Android smartphones, customers can utilize the innovative voice features they can use on Echo devices to play music and can now simply say, “Alexa” to play, pause, repeat, move back and forth between songs and much more.
Users can say commands like “Alexa, play the Dance party playlist I was listening to last week”, “Alexa, add this song to the playlist ‘My Favourite Hits” and “Alexa, play my workout playlist”, all without tapping anything on the screen.
Speaking about the launch, Amazon Prime Music Director, Sahas Malhotra said “We want to make music listening as easy and enjoyable as possible. The launch of the Hands-Free feature on the Amazon Prime Music app eliminates yet another step between you and your music, giving you the freedom from tapping the Alexa icon and simply asking for your favourite music. Since its initial launch in the US in 2018, providing Hands-Free listening in the app has been one of the top requests by our listeners for the music app. And, today, Amazon Prime Music is making mobile music streaming even better by enabling this new functionality in our app for our listeners. This brings the voice-forward music listening experience that customers love on Echo devices to the rich, visual mobile app interface”.
To get started with the Hands-Free music listening with Alexa in the Amazon Prime Music app, listeners can update the app for iOS or Android today or download. The feature can be turned off or on by heading over to Settings menu inside Amazon Prime Music app.