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Spotify voice control is coming to UE's Alexa-powered speakers

The Ultimate Ears brand has had the UE BLAST or UE MEGABLAST as part of the lineup since a year ago.

Other than those two Spotify-centric features, the brand has also rolled out the ability to control the devices' volume from within its smartphone app. Starting in May, you'll be able to personalize sound settings for every artist or music genre with the custom equalizer, as well. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM in the USA - use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi.

Enjoy listening to Spotify on your MEGABLAST and BLAST and use voice control. WiFi makes it possible for an enhanced connection. Finally, you'll have the ability to group up to eight Blast and Megablast speakers later this year. Both BLAST and MEGABLAST are IP67 rated, so they are dustproof and waterproof meaning you can take these speakers nearly anywhere and ramp the party up.

The company is also promising a new grouping experience for the speakers. The two are already friends with Alexa but they are getting new features this week with an update.

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The speakers are portable, though offer the option to plug in to a charging dock called the POWER UP, an accessory you can add on for an additional $49.95, though you don't need it to power your BLAST or MEGABLAST speakers, it does make it more convenient. The speakers will stay powered on when placed on POWER UP, making Alexa voice control always available via Wi-Fi for music, smart home controls and skills.

With MEGABLAST and BLAST, we wanted to take the mobile music experience to the next level with this new range, adding Wi-Fi and far-field voice recognition with Amazon Alexa.

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST, Ultimate Ears BLAST and Ultimate Ears POWER UP are available in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and United States for suggested retail prices of $299.99 for MEGABLAST, $229.99 for BLAST, and $39.99 for POWER UP. The Ultimate Ears app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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