However, with a voice-only interface comes limited control. Sometimes it's hard to play the exact version of the song you're looking for. Or, more importantly, with a voice-controlled speaker, it's not so easy to quickly throw together a playlist ($150 at Crutchfield) for your upcoming dinner party or workout session. Until now.
Back in February, Amazon rolled out a new feature to Alexa speakers that lets users create playlists with their voice. Here's how it works.
How to create a new playlist using your voice
Currently, creating a playlist by voice is only available for Amazon Music Unlimited ($3.99 to $14.99 per month subscription) and Prime Music (iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Deezer, Gimme Radio or SiriusXM is your , you won't be able to add songs to your playlists.) users. This means if Spotify, Pandora,
Unlikefrom your phone or computer, you can't just select a bunch of songs and compile them into a playlist in a few clicks. Instead, you'll have to build it over time, as the songs play.
To start, you have to create a new playlist. To do this, say:
- "Alexa, create a new playlist."
- "Alexa, create an 'Easy Listening' playlist."
- "Alexa, create a 'Friday Chill' playlist."
- "Alexa, create a 'Workout' playlist."
You can begin adding songs to the playlists as songs play. If you hear a song you like, just say, "Alexa, add this song to my playlist," or "Alexa, add this song to my [playlist name] playlist." This is a great way to save songs that play on a station that you want to remember.
To see your playlists, open the Alexa app on (Android, iOS) or go to alexa.amazon.com. In the left menu, click Music, Video, & Books and select My Music Library. However, to manually build or edit your playlist, you'll have to go to music.amazon.com or use the Amazon Music app (Android, iOS).