Alexa Cast lets you play music from your Alexa device from the Amazon Music app on iOS or Android. "With this new feature, customers can easily bring home the playlist they've just heard … to Alexa devices in their living room," said Amazon
Good news for Amazon Music listeners who also have an Alexa-enabled device. Amazon has just launched a new feature called Alexa Cast, which lets you send music from the Amazon Music app on your iOS or Android device to your Alexa device.
"With this new feature, customers can easily switch the playlist they've just heard on their journey home from their Amazon Music app to Alexa devices in their living room as they walk through the door," Amazon said in a statement. "Even if you switch to voice control, the Amazon Music app adjusts the progress of music playback."
To try this out, you need to update the Amazon Music app or download it from the App Store or Google Play. Then go to the "Now Playing" view to find the Alexa Cast icon. Tap this icon to bring up a list of available Alexa-enabled devices, select one or a group, and voila.
The Amazon Music app gives Prime members access to a "curated catalog of two million songs, playlists, and channels." You can also upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited to gain access to millions of songs. New users can receive a free 30-day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited. after that, it costs $ 7.99 a month if you're a prime member, or $ 9.99 a month if you're not.
Meanwhile, Amazon announced this week that all Alexa devices can now automatically use the Echo Spatial feature Perception, which analyzes your voice and determines which Alexa gadget to respond to so that multiple gadgets do not respond at the same time.
This means that all of your echo devices and third-party Alexa-enabled gadgets should soon communicate better with each other. Otherwise, only the next person wakes up when you issue a command.