Saavn has announced its partnership with Amazon for Alexa-powered speakers, including Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot. The online music streaming application uses the Alexa Skills Kit to enable its Music Streaming Echo Devices and the shipping will begin in India from today. With this, it has become one of the first music streaming services for Alexa in India and will be made available on Amazon’s Echo line of devices.
The Saavn interaction in the Amazon Alexa will allowusers for music playback option. To use the feature, users will have to ask Alexa to play a song of their choice. This can be done by commanding the song title, an entire playlist from their favourite singers or composers, or play the music album for a particular movie. Other than this, Alexa enables users to search and stream songs by genre (rock, party, hip-hop etc), as well as the actors who have featured in them.
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With Amazon Alexa, one can use the virtual assistant for making to-do lists, setting alarms, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real-time information, such as news.
Recently, Amazon has launched its Alexa application for Android and iOS with a makeover, as it now understands Hinglish. Now, the virtual assistant uses the blend of Hindi and English. As she can refer to the living room as ‘drawing room’ and can add jeera (cumin), haldi (turmeric) and atta (flour) to your shopping list.