You might like Amazon’s Echo, and even Amazon Prime, but that doesn’t mean that you’re a fan of all of Amazon’s services. Perhaps you’ve been a big Spotify or Pandora supporter for years and you don’t need to use any other streaming music service at the moment—not even Amazon Prime Music. That, or maybe you just don’t have any audio files to upload to Amazon’s service, or you don’t like Amazon’s cap of 250 songs for an uploaded library (250,000, if you pay an extra $25 annually).
If you’ve been using Amazon’s Echo, you’ve been stuck with a fun little quirk whereby asking Alexa to play you a song makes your digital assistant try to pull up the track on Amazon Prime Music. You can always append a phrase like “on Spotify” to the end of your query, but if you forget, Alexa is going to look on Amazon’s service, not other services.