Deezer Premium+ subscribers can use voice commands to play specific tracks, artists, albums, and music genres on Alexa-enabled devices.
Good news, Deezer Premium+ users: the music streaming service now plays nice with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa.
Thanks to this new integration, announced Tuesday, those with a $9.99 monthly Deezer Premium+ subscription can now use voice commands to search and play specific tracks, artists, albums, and music genres on Amazon Echo devices and other speakers that support Alexa like the Sonos One and Ultimate Ears Megablast. Just say, “Alexa, play rock music on Deezer,” for instance, to start pumping the jams.
Or, if you don’t have anything specific in mind that you want to listen to, say “Alexa, play Flow on Deezer” to fire up a “never-ending personal soundtrack” created for you, based on your taste in music. You can also use voice commands to control the volume as well as pause and skip songs.
The feature is rolling out in 66 countries, including the US, UK, and Germany, making Deezer “one of the most widely available music services on Alexa today,” the Paris-based streaming service wrote in a blog post.
“Voice activation is on the rise, with a growing role in home listening and Deezer is proud to take center stage in this evolution,” Deezer’s Vice President of Hardware Partnerships Riad Hawa said in a statement. “With one simple request, Alexa users will now be able to listen to any album, artist and playlist through Deezer, making it easier than ever to enjoy the music they love.”