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Amazon Alexa can now wake you up to music

Amazon Alexa can now wake you up to music
From TechCrunch - December 11, 2017

This fall, Amazon made a play to become your new alarm clock with the introduction of a combination smart speaker and clock called the Echo Spot. Today, the company is adding a new feature that will make the Spotor any other Alexa devicefunction more like a traditional radio alarm clock, with the introduction of music alarms.

According to Amazon, Alexa device owners can now choose to wake up to music from their preferred streaming service, including Amazons own Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited, as well as others supported by its devices, includingSpotify, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio.

The feature works similarly to how you request music today via Alexathat is, you can ask for artist names, songs, playlists, genres, or even by song lyrics, in the case that you dont know the songs title.

The lyrics feature, as well as requests for music by mood or for specific activities, only works with Amazon Music, however.

For example, you can request alarms like pop music for running at 5 AM or the song that goes Ive paid my dues time after time at 7 AM suggests Amazon. You can also request to be woken up to music genres like rock, pop, 80s music and others, specific songs, or music from favorite artists. Or, if you just want to be woken up to anything but an alarm, you can ask Alexa to simply wake you up at a given time to music.

The alarm feature also doesnt have to be configured every night. If you wake up at the same time, you can ask Alexa to wake you up every day at a certain time.

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