Amazon rolls out 'activities' for Music playback with Alexa

Today, Amazon is rolling out 'activities', a feature that allows users of Alexa-enabled devices to play music based on what they're doing. It works with both Prime Music and Music Unlimited.

The feature is already available with other music services, and it's clear that users have been trying to use it with Alexa, as Amazon says that meditation is already the #1-requested activity, and 27% of all requests come from listeners that want to de-stress. Now that it's rolling out, you'll be able to say things like, "Alexa, play music for meditation" or "Alexa, play music for naptime". In total, over 500 activities are supported.

You can also tell Alexa to play music of a specific genre based on an activity. For example, you can say, “Alexa, play baby-making jazz music”, and when you're done, you can say, "Alexa, play classical music for sleeping".

Amazon's Music Unlimited service was launched less than ten months ago, and the company says that it will continue to iterate in order to provide the best possible listening experience.

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