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Amazon's Alexa now has music alarms, just like your bedside radio

12 December 2017, 06:40 | Clyde Nash

Google said last week it would remove You Tube from Amazon TV Credit Reuters

Google said last week it would remove You Tube from Amazon TV

Amazon has bestowed Alexa with new abilities, ones that surround its alarm functionality.

The feature works by asking Alexa to "Wake me up each morning at 8am by playing [song name or genre]". BBC Research & Development also recently launched an experimental interactive drama, The Inspection Chamber, that will come to other smart speakers in future. Other streaming services supported by the Amazon Echo can also be chosen, including Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.

The second generation Amazon Echo DOT has just been released in Canada.

E-commerce giant, Amazon has made a decision to give the users of its Alexa-powered range of devices an early Christmas gift by deciding to roll out a new feature which will let you set the music of your choice as an alarm to wake you up in the morning or for any other task. If you trust Alexa to be the flawless breakfast DJ, just say: "Alexa, wake me up at [time] with music".

A variety of voice commands can be used to set up these alarms.

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When checking out one of the many music streaming services available nowadays, you just can not miss those mindless user comments saying that some popular hit is missing.

To get the most out of the Fire TV you really need to be an Amazon Prime member, as that gives you access to Amazon Video's free content, where you can access movies and shows, with plenty of quality exclusives, like The Grand Tour and The Man in the High Castle.

The feature doesn't seem to have rolled out to all regions as it didn't seem to work on an Echo device that we tested it on in India.

Did You Grab An Amazon Echo? Amazon has been pushing its products, especially the Echo range of smart speakers, into customers' bedrooms by offering features that enhance their experience. This means that there are surely now even more households and rooms with an Amazon Echo.

Amazon Music playlists including "The Twenty" and "Introducing" are custom-tailored for new territories by Amazon Music experts.

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