Amazon Offers an Ad-Supported Music Selection to Alexa
Beginning today, U.S. customers with an Echo speaker can listen to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free through Amazon Music. Previously, Amazon’s music selection was only available for Prime members or those with a subscription to either Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited.
The free, ad-supported collection mirrors Prime Music, which currently has over two million songs (Music Unlimited has over 50 million). In their announcement, Amazon provided several examples of voice commands that will allow users to gain access to their massive collection:
- "Alexa, play the playlist Pop Culture" to hear the ultimate global playlist for today's pop music.
- "Alexa, play the Imagine Dragons station" to hear a station inspired by the popular rock band.
- "Alexa, play 80s music" to hear a station filled with music from the era.
- "Alexa, play country music" to hear a station with some of the best in the genre.