Amazon Music Unlimited Price Slashed for Students

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The only problem is that you're limited to the capabilities of the speaker that the music is playing out of.

Along with the deal, Amazon's also offering up tips on how students can use Alexa's voice controls for music. To create a customized name for the group, select Custom Name option and type in the name of the group - for example, "Livingroom".

Amazon is working to make Alexa and the Echo essential tools for managing the home, adding to their digital skillset and opening up tools for other companies to plug into Alexa's voice commands.

The music can come from a variety of streaming services: Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Pandora. Users enable the feature by creating a group of two of more devices and naming the group, then telling Alexa to play music on whatever the group is named.

Meaning the tiny subset of Ocado users who also own an Alexa-compatible device will be able to buy their shopping bit by bit by telling a speaker what they want, like Captain Picard getting his tea but with a 48-hour wait. The tech will now work in the United Kingdom and USA across Amazon Music and TuneIn.

Clarkson's got pneumonia, so Amazon needs someone to step in while he recovers.

The AVS developer tools will be available "early next year".

Multi-room audio playback is available to Echo owners in the US, UK, and Germany on Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices.

This is a big move against Sonos, which has established itself as the go-to multi-room speaker system. "Listening to great music on Samsung speakers has never been easier".

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

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