Alexa gets time-based music controls


Ever since the announcement of Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s been on the music offensive for Alexa . The company improved the sound quality on the baseline Echo and has been working to add control over Amazon Music over the past year and change. Today, it announces a bunch of new features for US and UK subscribers designed to engage with playback in ways that go beyond just asking Alexa to serve up a specific song or artist.

The two biggest additions on that front are the ability to chose music based on the last time you listened. So you can ask the assistant to “play me a Hold Steady song I heard last month” or “Alexa, play music that I was listening to earlier today.”

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