If you’re a Deezer user in the United States who’s signed up for the company’s free music-streaming tier, Alexa can now help you tee up your favorite tracks.
Deezer says it has switched on Alexa support for stateside users subscribed to its free, ad-supported tier. That means you’ll be able to listen to free Deezer tunes on Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon’s various Echo speakers and Show displays.
Among the things you can ask Alexa to do include playing mixes based on a particular artist or genre, changing the volume, and pausing or skipping a track. Deezer’s free music tier lets you skip up to six tracks an hour.
You’ll also be able to ask Alexa to play your “Flow,” a continuous mix of tunes that’s compiled with the help of an algorithm that considers your playback history, your “likes” and “dislikes,” and recent Deezer editorial picks.
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