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Alexa now lets you create and edit playlists with Amazon Music

Whether you have an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, or something from a third party, Amazon's Alexa ecosystem of smart speakers is one of the best for listening to music. A lot of this is thanks to the wide array of streaming services that support Alexa, and now Amazon Music subscribers are gaining even more control over their tunes.

If you're listening to a song on Amazon Music, you can now ask Alexa to add it to an existing playlist or create an entirely new one. This isn't a ground-breaking feature, but it's a nice bonus for loyal Amazon's customers that are subscribed to the company's streaming solution.

You can start using (opens in new tab) Amazon Music Unlimited for as little as $3.99/month on just Echo devices, and access to the full service costs $7.99/month for Prime members. It's unclear if this playlist functionality will be made available for the likes of Spotify, Pandora, etc., but we'll be sure to keep an ear to the ground if that turns out to be the case.

If you're not subscribed to Amazon Music but do own an Alexa speaker, is this a big enough feature to make you consider giving Amazon Music a shot? Let me know in those comments below.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

6 Comments
  • Well this trounces the mess that Google Home, Assistant and Google Play Music is. Especially considering as of this morning, I can not get GPM to play on any Google cast device. You would think as the ONE Google service I actually pay for, it would be more feature rich and reliable.
  • I'm already an Amazon Unlimited user.. why wouldn't someone who's "all in" with Alexa compatible smart bulbs, thermostats, and other stuff.. anyone who has multiple Alexa devices in their home would be silly to use a music service other than Amazon's.. the price is competitive with Google and Spotify, neither of which can be controlled with an Alexa speaker.. this playlist feature is just icing on the cake.
  • Agreed, i have a house full of Alexa devices to include echo, echo show and some smart bulbs. Having the unlimited Amazon music plan with this added feature is just yet another reason Alexa shines. No need for any other music service.
  • Who says you can't control Spotify with an Alexa speaker? Many thousands do it every day.
  • I'm using both Alexa Home and Google Home devices. Daily we are moving more and more away from Google. Alexa is SHINING!!!
  • I just used this feature with the vanilla Amazon Prime Music subscription-- no need to upgrade to Unlimited, apparently. Which is good, because I like the feature, but not enough to pay $100 a year for it.