Amazon adds music alarms to Alexa

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Alongside other Echo devices, the new feature is likely to be put to use on the Echo Spot, due out December 19, which Amazon bills as a smart alarm clock.

The app makes the BBC's full range of live radio stations and on-demand podcasts available to Amazon Echo and Alexa users for the first time, with users able to access these by asking for a station or show.

E-commerce giant, Amazon has made a decision to give the users of its Alexa-powered range of devices an early Christmas gift by deciding to roll out a new feature which will let you set the music of your choice as an alarm to wake you up in the morning or for any other task.

All of the BBC's 56 radio stations in the United Kingdom are included, meaning users can bypass the default TuneIn service and go straight to the BBC content by saying "Alexa, play Radio 1" for example. Amazon Music Unlimited also features a rich collection of personalized stations and playlists, all of them being hand-curated by Amazon Music's experts.

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The music alarm can also be set up as a recurring one by adding terms such as "every weekday" to the voice command. Only Fire TV will not support this feature for alarms. For example, a user can say "Alexa, set an alarm for 7:00 a.m. and play "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran".

Users can ask Alexa to wake them up at the time that they prefer with a song.

Lastly, Amazon noted that the feature will work in any Alexa-powered device, and not just on the Amazon Echo. As it usually happens with the products and services available in multiple markets, the price of the Amazon Music Unlimited plans and the Echo smart speaker depend on the market. You can download Global News, the Weather Network, Spotify with the Alexa App for Android or iOS.

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