Today Amazon has announced the availability of Alexa Cast with Amazon Music, offering a new way for Amazon Music uses to enjoy their favourite tunes on Alexa devices. Alexa Cast allows Amazon Music listeners to play music and control music playback on their Alexa-enabled devices from the Amazon Music app Which is supported by both Android and iOS platforms.
An update is now available enabling the Alexa Cast in the Amazon Music mobile app which is now available to download for Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music listeners on both iOS and Android devices. Once installed simply go to the “now playing” view to find the Alexa Cast icon. “Tap the icon to bring up a list of all available Alexa enabled devices, select a device or group to start casting music to and begin playing music on your Echo device”.
Amazon Music Packages
– Prime Music provides Prime members with more than two million songs to stream and download, and a thousand hand-curated playlists and personalised stations, at no additional cost to their membership
– Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium subscription music service offering over 40 million songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalised stations. Amazon Music Unlimited is available for £7.99/month or £79/year for Prime members, and £9.99/month for non-Prime members. An exclusive “for Echo” subscription plan is available for only £3.99/month for a single Amazon Echo device with full access to Amazon Music Unlimited. Plus, with Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, up to six family members can access Amazon Music Unlimited for £14.99/month or £149/year for Prime members
“With this new feature customers can easily transition the playlist they were listening to on their commute home from their Amazon Music app to Alexa devices in their living room when they walk in the door. Even if you switch to voice controls, the Amazon Music app will match the progress of the music playback.”