Just say "Alexa, play Bruce Springsteen radio"
Insert the artist, song or genre of your choice followed by "radio," and Alexa will tee up a custom radio station that'll play songs with similar musical traits. For Bruce Springsteen, you'll (of course) get songs by Bruce, but also songs by Journey, Tom Petty, The Eagles and other greats.
I use the "radio" feature every day when I want to listen to music similar to an artist but not just songs by that artist. Sometimes I ask for Bruce, other times for The Strokes, Norah Jones or Taylor Swift -- whatever vibe I'm in the mood for!
Pro Tip #1: The "Alexa, play (insert artist/song/genre) radio" command works with all the major music providers (Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc.).
Pro Tip #2: If you subscribe to a custom radio station service like Pandora, be sure to link it to Alexa and set it as the default "Artist and Genre Station" under Settings > "Music & Podcasts" > "Default Services" > "Artist and Genre Stations." If you don't update the "Stations" setting, that's okay too -- Alexa will default to your default music provider (which is, by default, Amazon Music unless you've updated it to be Spotify, Apple Music, etc.).
Do This Now: Try these 4 essential custom radio station commands
Play a station based on...
- Artist: "Alexa, play Rolling Stones radio" (insert your artist)
- Song: "Alexa, play Born In The USA radio" (insert your song)
- Genre: "Alexa, play Motown radio" (insert your genre)
- Decade: "Alexa, play 1980's radio" (insert your decade)