The app makes the BBC's full range of live radio stations and on-demand podcasts available to Amazon Echo and Alexa users for the first time, with users able to access these by asking for a station or show. Alternatively, you can ask Alexa to wake you up with songs or radio stations from Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. In addition, it pushes the cute and circular Amazon Echo Spot, which will be launched on December 19, as the alarm clock of the future.
Amazon today announced that Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo and Echo Plus can now be set to a specific song, playlist, podcast for alarms.
When checking out one of the many music streaming services available nowadays, you just can not miss those mindless user comments saying that some popular hit is missing.
A variety of voice commands can be used to set up these alarms.
To set Alexa to wake you up with a certain track, artist or genre, say: "Alexa, wake me up at [time] with [track name/artist etc]". You can also ask Alexa to wake you up "every day" to the same song at the same time.
New customers in these countries can now begin unlimited, ad-free streaming of new releases from chart-topping artists within the Amazon Music app for iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Fire TV and on any Web browser.
The feature has not been rolled out in all regions and devices yet. Fire TV is the only exclusion because it has no support for alarms. As it usually happens with the products and services available in multiple markets, the price of the Amazon Music Unlimited plans and the Echo smart speaker depend on the market.
The Echo and its different versions all use Amazon-developed speech assistant Alexa.