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With Alexa Cast, Amazon Music now has an answer to Chromecast

Alexa Cast sends music from your phone to Echo speakers.

With Alexa Cast, Amazon Music now has an answer to Chromecast
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Listening to Amazon Music on Echo speakers just got easier with a new feature called Alexa Cast. While using Amazon Music on a phone or tablet, you can now press the cast button at the top of the screen and select any Echo or other Alexa device for playback. You can also choose a group of speakers if you’ve set up multi-room audio. Casting comes in handy when you don’t feel like yelling at your smart speaker from across the room, or when you want to continue a playlist at home after listening on your phone through earbuds or your car stereo.

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Google already offers a similar feature for its Google Home speakers and Chromecast devices, but unlike Alexa Cast, Google’s version works with a wide range of apps including Google Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora. (Even Amazon Music added Chromecast support last year.) Amazon hasn’t said whether it will expand Alexa Cast to third-party apps in the future, but it should.

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