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Can no longer ask Alexa to play a specific song

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Can no longer ask Alexa to play a specific song
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:09:27 pm »
Hello all,

My family and I used to be able to ask Alexa to play a specific song: "Alexa, play <song> by <artist>."

She would then either play the song, or if it wasn't available for standard prime music she would say, "Here's a sample of <song> by <artist>"

Now (and always without fail) her response is "Here's a station for you based on the song <song> by <artist>"

What gives?  This was probably the thing we use Alexa for the most (other than home automation).

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Re: Can no longer ask Alexa to play a specific song
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 02:49:48 pm »
I noticed the same. Now I say, Alexa play "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" by Doris Day on Amazon Music.  Seems I have to include the Amazon Music to my phrase now.  Not sure why. Over the last couple of days, I seem to be able to omit the Amazon Music phrase.

Re: Can no longer ask Alexa to play a specific song
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 05:07:17 pm »
I've always used Pandora, and it pretty much always required me to ask for Pandora as well... When I do Pandora I get "Stations" when I use artists on Amazon, it gives me just the artist mix... Both options are desirable at different times. SO I use both quite frequently.
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