Amazon is adding a new feature for Alexa that will make it easier for users to share music from any Echo device. All you need to do is have an Alexa account set up, and you’ll be able to share any song you listen to on your Echo device with your friends.
New feature to share music with Alexa
The dynamics proposed by this new feature is very simple. You just have to ask Alexa to share the song that is playing and mention the name of your contact or friend.
Once you perform that action, Alexa will let your contact know that you are sharing music through their Echo device. That way, your friend won’t miss the songs you share through Alexa. How do you play the song you’ve shared? Your friend just needs to ask Alexa for the incoming messages. So when you go through that process, it will give you the option to play the song on the device of your choice. It’s that simple.
Your friend doesn’t need to have the same music service or app for this process to complete. For example, if the song belongs to Spotify, it is not a requirement that your friend also has that app installed to play it on their device.
Alexa will try to find that song on another service that your friend’s device has available. And if it doesn’t find the track, then it will present suggestions based on that song. And as a bonus, this new Alexa feature will also allow your friend to send a reaction in response to the shared song.
One detail to keep in mind is that this dynamic can only be applied with those users who are saved as Alexa contacts. And of course, who have a device with the Alexa application. Amazon mentions that this is just the beginning, as they plan to expand the potential of this feature to provide more options to users.