Alexa now available as a function in the Amazon Music app for Android and iOS (Free)
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Alexa now available as a function in the Amazon Music app for Android and iOS (Free)

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Found 26th Sep 2017
I just loaded up the Amazon Music App and noticed that Alexa is showing as a menu item down the bottom, I just tried it asking her the weather and she replied just the same as the Echo device so looks to be fully featured.
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"Alexa, why aren't you as good as Google Assistant?"
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It works!!
Good spot, wouldn't have noticed that one!
Cheers.. very useful!
Could be a reason to ditch Spotify in favour of Amazon Music
Very handy for my hue lighting and tp link wall switches thank you
Cool works great thanks
Seems pretty good. One has to wonder why this isn't available in the actual Alexa App though...
Good spot. Thanks for heads up
Anyone tried the alexa home automation stuff when not logged in to your home WiFi?
I have Amazon Music on my Android Phone (LG G2). Other than via a bluetooth connection, is there a way to use Alexa (via the Amazon Music app on my phone) to play music on my Echo and Dot devices?

I know that I can ask Alexa on the Echo and Dot themselves to play Amazon Music. I am just wondering if I can do this via Alexa on my phone.

Hope that makes sense.
"Alexa, why aren't you as good as Google Assistant?"
Hmmm not showing on my Amazon music apps on iPad or iPhone , no idea why
CaptainSocks5 m ago

"Alexa, why aren't you as good as Google Assistant?"


Yep, I often find myself wanting to ask: "Alexa, please ask Google to answer the question you were unable to".
cjp6412 m ago

I have Amazon Music on my Android Phone (LG G2). Other than via a …I have Amazon Music on my Android Phone (LG G2). Other than via a bluetooth connection, is there a way to use Alexa (via the Amazon Music app on my phone) to play music on my Echo and Dot devices?I know that I can ask Alexa on the Echo and Dot themselves to play Amazon Music. I am just wondering if I can do this via Alexa on my phone.Hope that makes sense.

Yes and no.

If you use the Alexa app rather than Amazon Music you can play directly to Echo without the Bluetooth.

The downside is if you want to play a specific song you seem to have to have put it in ‘My Music’ or a playlist first.
All they need now is a Widget on the homescreen
Where in the app is it plse??
markrduk16 m ago

Yes and no. If you use the Alexa app rather than Amazon Music you can play …Yes and no. If you use the Alexa app rather than Amazon Music you can play directly to Echo without the Bluetooth. The downside is if you want to play a specific song you seem to have to have put it in ‘My Music’ or a playlist first.

Yes, thanks. I was aware that you could play via the Alexa app. But, as you say, there are limitations on the ability to play songs which make it less useful that the fully fledged Amazon Music app. I would have thought that it would make sense for Amazon to make the same functionality available in both apps, especially since both now have Alexa.
BLOSSOM1438 m ago

Where in the app is it plse??


You need the latest version of the App.

Alexa appears as a button next to My Music (does on the iPad)
BLOSSOM1438 m ago

Where in the app is it plse??


If you can't see the Alexa button (bottom right hand corner), it probably means you don't have the latest version of the App. I updated to latest version today and there it was!
dwl9941 m ago

Anyone tried the alexa home automation stuff when not logged in to your …Anyone tried the alexa home automation stuff when not logged in to your home WiFi?

Yes - it works!
good spot op, just updated app and alexa has appeared as if by magic, ooooo nice. ps i am easily pleased heat added
cjp641 h, 32 m ago

Yes, thanks. I was aware that you could play via the Alexa app. But, as …Yes, thanks. I was aware that you could play via the Alexa app. But, as you say, there are limitations on the ability to play songs which make it less useful that the fully fledged Amazon Music app. I would have thought that it would make sense for Amazon to make the same functionality available in both apps, especially since both now have Alexa.

Agree... especially as Spotify supports just that. Crazy that Amazon’s own music app doesn’t work as well with Echos as Spotify does!
I am a little confused , do you get free music or do you need to buy music from Amazon ?

if free how do I get it ?

thanka
davej7981 h, 9 m ago

good spot op, just updated app and alexa has appeared as if by magic, …good spot op, just updated app and alexa has appeared as if by magic, ooooo nice. ps i am easily pleased heat added

Do you have to be a prime member or free customer to get Amazon music
Don't really know much about Alexa but if you have Amazon Prime/Amazon Music and a Sonos speaker set up could you use use this app and ask it to play music stored in your library?
snoopy182 h, 43 m ago

Hmmm not showing on my Amazon music apps on iPad or iPhone , no idea why


Do you need to update your apps? Have a look in the app store to see if there are updates available (released yesterday)
joshm2 h, 31 m ago

Yes - it works!



Hmm, I just tried to turn on my heating from my parents' house & it wouldn't work - anyone else tried to use the home automation functions away from their home network?
Interesting concept of an App ... :-)
cjp648 h, 13 m ago

Yep, I often find myself wanting to ask: "Alexa, please ask Google to …Yep, I often find myself wanting to ask: "Alexa, please ask Google to answer the question you were unable to".




It's entirely possible to set Alexa up to do this, apparently.
.......people saying that Alexa is poor compared to google, no mention of how shocking Siri is in comparison
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dave_gilmore812 h, 2 m ago

http://alexamods.com/guide-install-ask-google-alexa-skill/


Interesting. Now I have google assistant on my S7 i'm starting to prefer Google to Alexa.. really like the voice shortcuts feature, but the "Ok Google" wake up puts be off switching from the Echo dot. Might take the plunge when the new mini version comes out.
19DembaBa1913 h, 53 m ago

Do you have to be a prime member or free customer to get Amazon music



you can get a lot of music as a free customer but, like most services, you have to pay to get there premium service. free music is ok for most though. hope that helps
Nice but they should just make standalone app.
dave_gilmore813 h, 16 m ago

http://alexamods.com/guide-install-ask-google-alexa-skill/


It works quite well
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NeoDoug18 m ago

They have done


Whereabouts? I have it installed (to set up my Echo) and Alexa's not available in there in the same way that it is in the Amazon music app.
I've download it. How do I listen without paying? I have Spotify btw.
Edited by: "mysmugcat" 27th Sep 2017
I'll wait for the Alex version
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