Discover more music with Amazon’s new Song ID feature

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We’ve all been there. You’re listening to a random playlist or station on your smart speaker, an absolutely belting riff kicks in and you haven’t got a clue who the band is.

Amazon Music is here to help with the UK launch of its Song ID feature (it's been available to US music fans since March). The service enables Alexa to announce the song title and artist name before the song plays on an Echo smart speaker, making it easier to discover new music when listening to stations, playlists and new releases.

It might not be something you want on all the time, so Amazon has made Song ID super easy to turn on and off. At any time, just say “Alexa, turn on/off Song ID” to opt in or out.

If you're new to Amazon Music and want access to 50 million songs, they're offering a 30 day free trial right now.

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Chris Barnes

Chris is Louder's eCommerce Editor and has been a metalhead ever since he saw Machine Head destroy the London Astoria in '97. He manages buyer's guides on the site and it's his job to help you find the raddest merch, collectibles and music-listening tech, at the best prices. Chris has spent over 10 years testing gadgets and music gear - reviewing everything from turntables, headphones and speakers to electronic drum kits - for brands including T3, MusicRadar and Guitar World.