Amazon Prime Music gets Alexa hands-free feature to play music using voice

Amazon has announced that Prime Music listeners can simply ask Alexa to play music wherever they go. Listeners can now directly ask Alexa to play music from their favorite movie soundtracks, play music by mood, activity, era, genre, artists or create a playlist just by asking while eliminating the need to tap the Alexa icon.

When the Amazon Prime Music app is open and in the foreground on any iOS and Android smartphones, users can take advantage of the voice features on their Echo devices to play music by simply saying “Alexa” to play, pause, repeat, move back and forth between songs and much more.

The Hands-Free feature in the mobile app makes the other recently launched voice-enabled features even easier to use. To get started with the Hands-Free music listening with Alexa in the Amazon Prime Music app, listeners can update the app for iOS or Android.

Sahas Malhotra, Director, Amazon Prime Music, said:

We want to make music listening as easy and enjoyable as possible. The launch of theHands Free feature on the Amazon Prime Music app eliminates yet another step between you and your music, giving you the freedom from tapping the Alexa icon and simply asking for your favorite music. Since its initial launch in the US in 2018, providing Hands Free listening in the app has been one of the top requests by our listeners for the music app. And, today, Amazon Prime Music is making mobile music streaming even better by enabling this new functionality in our app for our listeners. This brings the voice-forward music listening experience that customers love on Echo devices to the rich, visual mobile app interface.