Amazon just added what may be a much required feature for Alexa. The new feature allows users to set up Amazon Music playlists using voice support on Echo devices. It’s surprising that this has been missing so far, especially on Amazon’s own music streaming service. The feature however, is only available in the United States. The company indicated that it was one of its most requested features, and users are using their Echo devices to listen to music.
Amazon's new feature allows users to set up Amazon Music playlists using voice support on Echo devices.
It’s worth noting though that the feature is available only for Amazon’s own music service right now. We wouldn’t expect it to come for Spotify or Apple Music anytime soon, though one can always hope for the best. The Echo speakers do support some voice control for Spotify and Apple Music, though you can only ask for songs, artists, albums etc. right now. You can also skip and repeat songs.
The ability to create playlists is rolling out to Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers from today. It will be available for any Alexa-enabled device
Update: We had previously said that the Amazon's new feature for Alexa was available globally. However, the feature is only available in the U.S.
This article was revised on 21st February 2018.