Alexa can now announce what song is about to play

Amazon has launched a new feature for Alexa called Song ID that allows the voice assistant to announce the artist and title of each song before it plays. You likely wouldn’t use the feature for albums you know or playlists you created, but it can come in handy when playing stations or playlists curated by other people that are filled with new music you’ve never heard before. It sort of turns Alexa into a radio DJ who announces each song as it plays. To turn the feature on, simply say “Alexa, turn on Song ID” at anytime. As you’d expect, say “Alexa, turn off song ID” to turn it off.

  1. OG Charlie says:

    A simple, yet cool, feature when I play my music on random. Hopefully they expand it beyond Amazon Music in the future.

  2. Jefri says:

    This could be annoying if you are listening to a radio station with a DJ

  3. JFC says:

    Ya, I tried it earlier today as well, and got the verbal response from Alexa that, right now, it only works with Amazon Music, and not any other 3rd party music sources.

    The original article here doesn’t clearly say the feature only works for Amazon Music and not anything else, at least for now.

  4. Greg says:

    Doesn’t seem to work when playing Amazon Music in a group of devices (Cube, Dot and Spot – my downstairs group). When I stop playing to the group and play to one device, Song ID works.

    Anyone else see this problem?

  5. Greg Seale says:

    Having an issue using song ID with a group of devices (Dot, Cube and Spot – Downstairs Group). When I only choose any one of the above, ID works.

    Anybody else see this issues?

  6. Greg Seale says:

    Sorry if this post appears multiple times. It shows from my phone, but not my desktop, so I really don’t know.

    I’ve enabled Song ID, and it works fine on any single device in a group (Spot, Dot, and Cube – downstairs group), but when I stream to the whole group, Song ID is not working.

    Anybody else experiencing this?


  7. Sam Sethi says:

    This doesn’t seem to work in the UK.

  8. William R Vaughn says:

    While I got Song ID to enable, it does not seem to want to disable. Sigh.

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