Your music playlist can follow you with Alexa Cast

Dan Safkow

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The Gearbrain headline reads, Alexa Cast: What is it and how does it work? The article goes on to say …

Google has Chromecast, Spotify has Connect, and now Alexa has Cast — a way to control the music playing on an Alexa-equipped smart speaker through the Amazon Music app on your phone.

While you could already control music playback via the Alexa app, Alexa Cast makes it easier to transition from listening on your phone (on your commute home, for example), then continuing the same playlist on your smart speaker.

For now, Alexa Cast only works with content played on Amazon Music, so if you’re not a subscriber to that service, this feature is not something you will be able to use.

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