Alexa goes mobile for Amazon Music app

Postado Setembro 26, 2017

The firm says Alexa's AI can also correctly understand time context such as asking for songs only from an artist's "early albums" or their "latest single".

Voice assistant Alexa is now available in the Amazon Music app on both iOS and Android. At the moment the feature is only available in the UK, US, Germany and Austria.

While Alexa has becoming an increasingly popular method of accessing Amazon's streaming service in the home, the mobile option means voice activation and music can be combined on the move, whether in the vehicle, running or commuting.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Alexa has overtaken mobile as the top way Amazon Music customers listen to music.

Alexa's understanding of natural language gives you the option to say things like "play the new song by." or "play the song that goes.", and Alexa will play the relevant tune (if they're in the Amazon Music or Music Unlimited catalogues).

"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". Amazon remains third in the music subscription market, behind Spotify and Apple Music, but the WSJ reports that music companies are eyeing Alexa as a way to make Amazon's music services more competitive.