This week, Amazon launched Alexa Cast for its Echo line of smart speakers. Alexa Cast allows you to cast audio from the Amazon Music app on your phone to the Echo and Alexa-connected speakers, like the Sonos One, without having to use your voice.
It’s not a particularly new feature in the world of smart assistant home speakers — for example, Google Cast is essentially the same feature, but for Google services — however despite its late arrival, Amazon is pledging to increase Alexa Cast functionality in the future.
To connect Amazon Music to Alexa Cast
The Echo can also be used as a standard Bluetooth speaker to play any audio source from your phone or tablet without having to use your voice.
In case you also want to use your Echo with a Bluetooth music speaker
Amazon says it is committed to expanding Alexa Cast’s capabilities to include more features like video and hopefully support for other services. If you are a Spotify Premium user, you can use the Echo’s already available Spotify Connect support to cast music from your phone to the speaker without your voice in much the same way as Alexa Cast works.