Amazon has up to date Alexa with the flexibility to let customers transfer their favorite music tracks, radio programmes, or podcast episodes between a number of Echo units. Utilizing the replace, you may as well ask Alexa to pause a tune on one Echo system and resume playback on one other one. The characteristic to maneuver music, radio, and podcasts isn’t restricted to Echo audio system but in addition Echo Buds actually wi-fi stereo (TWS) earbuds, and Echo Auto hands-free in-car system. Alexa has additionally been up to date to let customers watch TikTok movies on their Hearth TV units.
To transfer your audio between Echo units, you’ll be able to say “Alexa, pause” on the primary system after which ask the voice assistant to play it in your different system by saying, “Alexa, resume music right here.” You can even say “Alexa, resume podcast right here” for shifting your podcast playback, or “Alexa, resume radio right here” to maneuver your radio monitor.
You can even say “Alexa, transfer my music to the kitchen.” This can assist you to take your favorite music out of your bed room or front room to locations together with the kitchen.
In case you are shifting from an Echo speaker however could have Echo Buds, you’ll be able to join them to your telephone and say, “Alexa, transfer my music right here.” You can even say “Alexa, pause” to pause your music in your Echo system positioned at your house after which say “Alexa, resume music” when utilizing Echo Auto in your automotive to maneuver your music whereas on-the-go.
Amazon has not supplied any particulars on when the shifting audio characteristic shall be out there for third-party Alexa units.
In 2019, Google Assistant acquired help for shifting music between a number of Google Nest (erstwhile generally known as Google House) units. Apple’s Siri additionally presents the identical skill to maneuver audio from one supported speaker to a different.
Alongside the characteristic to maneuver music, Alexa has been up to date with help to play the NFL pregame present Two-Minute drill on units with a display screen together with the Echo Present.
Alexa and Netflix have additionally been partnered to let customers watch their favorite motion pictures and tv sequence on Hearth TV units by saying, “Alexa, Play (film/ present identify) on Netflix.” You can even say “Alexa, Play One thing on Netflix” to look at a random film or present in your Hearth TV.
Amazon has additionally introduced the arrival of the official TikTok TV app on Hearth TV to let customers watch brief movies on their TVs by saying, “Alexa, play TikTok.” Each Netflix and TikTok help is at present restricted to Alexa customers within the US and Canada.
The Alexa app has additionally added a brand new part known as Automotive Hub that may element the important thing options you’ll get in your Alexa-enabled automotive. There may be additionally a driver-friendly interface for customers who do not have Alexa embedded of their vehicles. The car-focussed replace is offered by the Alexa app within the US at this second.