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How do you ask Echo what is playing?

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Offline xFlip

How do you ask Echo what is playing?
« on: December 27, 2018, 10:07:53 am »
How do you ask Echo what is playing? 

For example, a radio station that the Echo is playing or an album.

Re: How do you ask Echo what is playing?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 04:58:50 pm »
If it's Amazon music, "Alexa, what song is this" generally works. Can't swear it will work with other streams.

Re: How do you ask Echo what is playing?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 11:50:28 pm »
You mean like, newly acquired by Apple, Shazam, right? I use to use Shazam all the time when they had a link to Amazon Music, now . . . . I use it to get the title then ask Echo to play the song and then add it to my playlists.

So I want to know the same. I have heard that it can be done with an Echo BUT I have yet to find the magic words/code to do it.

P.S.
Shazam failed me 90% of the time anyway Apple can have it.

Re: How do you ask Echo what is playing?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 07:56:43 am »
I usually find "Alexa, what's playing?" works with Amazon Music. With radio stations it will normally only give you the name of the station and I don't think there's a way round that.

Offline xFlip

Re: How do you ask Echo what is playing?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 11:53:01 am »
What do I ask if I want to know which radio station, podcast or music album Alexa is playing?

I sometimes tell Alexa to "continue" and if I hear something interesting then I want to know how where it is coming from so I can hear it again at another time.