One of the most frustrating things is when your electronic devices don’t work together to help make your day a little less stressful. To the individuals who know that feeling all too well, Amazon has a solution for you, so long as you have an Alexa-enabled device.
On Thursday, Amazon introduced Alexa Cast, a wireless expansion to the Amazon Music app that allows users to send and control music from the app to a compatible device, e.g., Amazon’s Echo speakers. Think Google Cast but on a smaller scale.
Although its compatibility is limited, Amazon manufactured Alexa Cast with convenience in mind. According to the Verge:
The Amazon Music app on iOS and Android will include an icon for Alexa Cast on the Now Playing screen. You’ll be able to tap that to get a list of all of your Alexa-enabled devices and select which one to start playing music on. The app will stay in sync with what’s playing on the speakers, so you can continue to control music remotely or switch to playback on your phone if you leave home.
There is, however, a drawback to Alexa Cast: It is currently not supported by the web versions of Amazon Music and Fire TV. Knowing this, a spokesperson from Amazon told The Verge, “We’ll continue to improve this feature and expand support over time.”
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