Amazon launches music service with support for Alexa voice assistant

Oct

12

2016

Amazon has launched its Music Unlimited service. With this streaming music service the company wants to compete with Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music, initially only in the US The service offers comprehensive support for the voice assistant Alexa.

Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon offers the Music Unlimited -dienst next Prime Music, the streaming service is part of Amazon Prime subscription. Music Unlimited is more extensive and the collection includes more than ten million songs where Prime Musics collection contains up to two million tracks. Also, there is the possibility of recommended songs on to download the background.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the service is the inclusion of support for Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa and Echo-speakers of the company. Users may want to play in natural spoken language or ask the assistant songs from a particular genre and can share pronounce lyrics to find the corresponding numbers. The command Alexa, play music ‘makes the service afdraait a dynamic playlist based on listening habits.

The expectation is that language assistants in the house to play an increasing role in the operation of multimedia services. For example, Google has its home assistant and would also rumored Apple here to work .

Amazon charges $ 10 per month for Music Unlimited, but subscribers to its Prime offering to pay $ 8. Moreover, there is a For Echo bundle, buyers Echo players pay $ 4 a month. Initially, the company Music Unlimited offers only in the US, but the intention is that it also appears to include Germany and the United Kingdom. In the Netherlands and Belgium Amazon offers its services, other than an e-book selection, no, but there are rumors that Prime video service video or will be introduced in the Benelux.

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