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Tech & Science Alexa, play free music for me? Amazon may challenge Spotify and Pandora, report says

16:31  15 april  2019
16:31  15 april  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Amazon currently offers free music to Prime subscribers, a limited offering, as well as a full featured subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited. Spotify , Pandora and YouTube are currently the top games in town for listening to online music for free , via ads.

Spotify on Alexa . Voice control your tunes with Amazon Alexa . Super easy set-up. 1. Go to Settings, then Music & Media and link your Spotify account. Tap Choose default music services and select Spotify . Just ask. “ Alexa , play Spotify .”

Alexa, play free music for me? Amazon may challenge Spotify and Pandora, report says© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Spotify, Pandora and YouTube are currently the top games in town for listening to online music for free, via ads.

Possibly add Amazon to the list.

Billboard reports that Amazon looks to launch a similar service, which would be available only if you ask Alexa. The songs could be accessed via the Echo connected speakers, which are made by Amazon.

Amazon currently offers some 2 million songs available free to Echo owners who also pay $119 yearly to subscribe to the company's Prime for expedited shipping and online music, movies and TV. A more full-featured music offering, Amazon Music Unlimited, is available for $9.99 monthly, or $7.99 monthly for Prime members.

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Streaming Music and Media Services on Amazon Alexa Devices. Alexa supports a growing number of free and subscription-based streaming services on Amazon devices. With explicit filter, all devices on the account are blocked from playing music with explicit lyrics.

Amazon 's Echo speakers have a ton of smart capabilities, but until recently, playing music from any service other than Prime Music required telling There's a full list of supported commands for Spotify available on its website, while Pandora has more limited instructions here. It shouldn't take long to get

On Spotify, you can request specific songs to listen to, but first, you'll need to listen to an ad. Pandora operates differently, by offering radio stations based on artists you like.You can request specific songs, which may or not be played. All come with spoken ads.

YouTube shows visual ads before many songs play.

Spotify has nearly 100 million subscribers, to 56 million from No. 2 Apple Music. Apple offers free trials of its service but doesn't offer a free tier for listening to music with ads, beyond genre radio stations.

SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8

SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8 SiriusXM is now offering an $8-per-month streaming music plan that it calls SiriusXM Essential, a bundle of over 300 channels consisting of music, talk radio, comedy, sports, and other content. This new, cheap option doesn’t include Howard Stern’s two channels — you’ve got to step up to Premium for those — but the company says you’ll get a ton of other variety for commercial-free music listening. The Essential plan has plenty of decade, genre, and artist-specific radio channels: you can see the full list here.

Spotify on Alexa - How to Play Spotify on Amazon Echo. As a handy speaker for playing tunes at home, Amazon Echo has native support for various music applications, such as Amazon 's own Prime Music , Pandora , Apple Music and Spotify .

Some might say that Alexa is stupid, but having one device that can dim your lights, update you with the latest news, and adjust You can link your Spotify , Pandora , and iHeartRadio accounts here. I would like Alexa to play my music for a set time..Such as " Alexa play easy listening for 1hour".

Amazon has said it has 100 million subscribers to the Prime service.

We reached out to Amazon for comment and will update this piece when we hear back.


Apple’s cloud business is hugely dependent on Amazon.
The iPhone maker pays $30 million a month to use AWS, CNBC reports

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