As you point out there are (a lot) of songs that Amazon Prime/Unlimited do not have and you can not upload to fill in the gaps. That means you can only make a playlist from what they offer and if that perfect song you need to finish it off is not there then you have no options whatsoever. Downloading back to local storage is no answer because any options for playing local music (including via Bluetooth) cannot currently utilize multi-room groups and other key Alexa features.
Offering 2 million songs is not much use if they don't include the songs you want to hear. Amazon really needs to come up with a way to let you enjoy your own music on the Echo platform.
Hi I was able to set music alarms at first with my amazon tap only to try it a few days later and have it say music alarms are no longer supported. I’m US based so I don’t know why it would say they are not supported after working fine before. Is there a way to fix this?
You can't do any of those things if you have an Amazon.CA account and your Alexa is set up to use English (CA): no Spotify, No iHeart Radio, No Pandora. No SiriusXM ... The only music source you have access to is Amazon Music.
Sometimes I wonder why they bother selling Alexa in Canada, there are so few apps available for us - almost like having a screen door on a submarine.
If you are in the USA please enjoy all the cool things you can do with Alexa. Please spare a thought for your unfortunate brethren in Canada who have to make do with a fancy light switch.
Is there any plan to roll this out to the Alexa Enabled Kindle Fires? I literally just bought the 10" tablet for this and got it in today. I've been using the Echo Dot hooked up to my old Alarm Clock to wake me up with this feature. The only thing that works on the Alarm clock is the Aux In and the Clock, but the Aux In feature resets to a different source (that doesn't work) if there is a power flux, and then I don't hear my alarm. I thought it would be cool to have the 10 inch tablet with the Amazon case replace the Dot and Old Alarm clock (Always plugged in and in portrait mode on my head board). Come to find out, "This device can't use this feature" is what I received as a response. This is a real bummer, as I am enjoying the new tablet, but really didn't need a new one (This would make my 4th Kindle fire device in the house, but the only one with Alexa hands-free feature).
So, just to be clear, it seems you cannot set it to play a personally constructed playlist? I've been trying for a few hours now and becomeing rather frustrated because this seems like it should be a very simple thing:
Please note that I am on the autistic spectrum and that means I have sensory integrative issues. Certain sounds are extremely physically painful (and more so when just waking up...things that are fine later in the day hurt first thing in the morning like nails on a chalk board), which is why crafting my own playlists as opposed to using a default playlist that Amazon created is necessary for me (assuming it's possible, otherwise, defaulting back to my regular alarm clock, which hurts but not like certain music tones).
Thanks. If Alexa's AI ever develops independent consciousness, it's probably going to look back on my attempts here and strike me down given that I tend to curse and mutter at computers and other devices and at myself when trying to figure something out, and she'll probably be offended with me. ;-)
Did this ever start working using a personal playlist from My Amazon Music? Or is it still only for the public Amazon Music?
I've been trying to get Alexa to play some of my playlists as an alarm, but Alexa always changes it to "Alarm set for ____AM to Amazon Music" & then plays some random music from Amazon Prime Music that I've usually never heard of & can't stand... This morning she played -bad- spoken word poetry. (I always end up shutting it off & falling back asleep & waking up an hour+ later & my boss gets mad at me & then the sky is falling the sky is falling....)
Second question - is there a way yet to lengthen how long the alarm plays for? I'm a very heavy sleeper & can easily sleep through 8-9 minutes of music, (and all of my normal annoying noise alarms), plus I'd really like to be able to listen to the same playlist for the hour or so that it takes me to get ready in the morning. Before my coffee I might not really remember the correct phrase to say to her (or be understood) to activate a routine either.
-When the zombie apocalypse happens, I might get mistaken for a zombie before my coffee in the morning because I certainly resemble a member of the shambling horde.