Subscribers to Amazon Music in Canada who are using the mobile app can use the Alexa wake word to control playback via voice.
Subscribers can ask Alexa to play music from the service without having to tap their mobile device, offering a complete hands-free listening experience.
When the Amazon Music app is open and in the foreground on any iOS and Android smartphone, subscribers can use Alexa-enabled voice features in the same way they do on Echo smart speakers. This includes playing music by mood, genre, artist, or song titles, and other parameters, without having to run a search or browse through tunes and playlists. Simply say "Alexa" that give your command to play, as well as pause, move back and forth among songs, and more.
Alexa in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android with tap-to-talk functionality first launched in the U.S., UK and DE in September 2017, and expanded to Canada last month. Since then, providing hands-free listening in the app has been one of the top requests by Amazon Music customers, says the company. And today, voice control via the mobile app is now officially available in the U.S. and Canada,
Amazon Music is making mobile music streaming even better by enabling this new functionality for customers in Canada as the U.S.
To get started with hands-free music listening with Alexa in the Amazon Music mobile app, update the app for iOS or Android, or download it from the Apple or Google Play app stores. The feature can be turned on or off through the Amazon Music app's settings.