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Turn Amazon Echo into a better music playerIf the Echo does one thing really well, it's play music. Find out how to do more than just play a single song.
[MUSIC] One of the most practical ways to use Amazon Echo right now is as a music player. As long as you're a Prime member, you have free access to a huge library of music and for everyone there's also iHeartRadio and tunein. You might already know that playing a song or album is as easy as requesting it. But if you want Alexa to choose your music you can just ask her. Like this. Alexa play some upbeat music. A prime playlist for pop. 50 great pop songs of the 2000 [MUSIC] Alexa, stop. Now, if you have your phone handy, head over to the Amazon Echo app and you'll see the album art show up in the home feed. Tap it, and you'll have a few options. First of all, you can control the music using the app instead of using voice commands. [MUSIC] In the next tab, you can view the list of songs coming up in the playlist and if you tap one, it will start playing that song. And finally in the History tab, you can view all the songs that recently played and you'll see more options like creating a new station for that song. Don't forget that you can go beyond Prime music. If you want live local radio, just ask. Alexa, play Star 101.3 on I Heart Radio. Star 101.3 on I Heart Radio. [MUSIC] You can also play podcasts. Like, Alexa, [MUSIC] Play the serial podcast. [MUSIC] Give me the latest episode of serial. Here it is from tuning. The port for serial comes from auto. A gateway Alexa stop. Unfortunately those are the only extra audio options you have right now. But hopefully we'll see more things like Spotify and Pandora as Alexa grows up. If you're an early adopter of Amazon Echo and you have some of your own tips you want to share, hit me up on Twitter. And check out CNet.com/how-to for my tips like this. For CNet I'm Sharon Profis. Alexa play some upbeat music. [MUSIC]