Amazon’s Alexa-controlled speakers can now keep up with their favorite musicians, thanks to Amazon Music’s New Release Notifications feature.
Users will be able to follow musicians that are featured on Amazon Music. Using the Amazon Music client for Android and iOS (and a web player), artists will feature a follow button to get notifications from your Alexa device.
In addition to following artists on the Music client, you’ll also be able to follow anyone with voice commands through Alexa. Simply say “Alexa, follow name of artist on Amazon Music,” or “Alexa, let me know when name of artist has new music.”
Even if you’re listening to an artist on a playlist that you might not know, you can say “Alexa, follow this artist on Amazon Music.”
Once you are following some artists, every time they release a new album, you’ll get both a voice alert (accompanied by a yellow ring on Amazon Echo devices) and a notification sent to your Amazon Music account.
With the feature, you’ll also be able to instantly listen to a song or the album once you get the notification.
What do you think? Will you use the feature?