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Amazon adds Alexa Cast for music control from your phone

But only from the Amazon Music app for now.


Voice controls are great, but when it comes to finding, playing and controlling music, screen controls can be far easier. To that end, Amazon on Thursday added a new Alexa Cast feature to its Amazon Music app for iOS and Android. 

Like Google's long-standing Google Cast feature, you'll be able to pull up music in the Amazon Music app, tap a Cast icon and select the Alexa-enabled device you want to listen on. 

The addition, which requires an update to the latest version of the Amazon Music app, helps Amazon in its ongoing battle with Google Home and Chromecast devices. 

The feature isn't available for third-party apps just yet, but Amazon plans to improve and expand the feature over time, The Verge reports.

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