Discover and listen to music on Amazon Prime Music with Alexa voice enabled features

Customers in India can now discover the most popular tracks from around the world through voice on Amazon Prime Music

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Amazon Prime Music has announced the launch of new voice enabled features for customers in India to bring more ways for customers to listen to and discover music. ‘Local Popularity’ and ‘Play more like this’ voice features with Alexa are designed to improve music discovery and listening experiences both on its mobile app using Alexa, as well as on Echo family of devices. This introduction of voice-enabled features, including the recently launched voice commands, represents Amazon Prime Music’s ongoing innovation to give listeners easier, natural, and more fun ways to enjoy music wherever they are. Ever curious what music listeners in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur or Kolkatta are listening to, or want to enjoy international music trends across any part of the world such as New York, London, Paris, Mexico or Australia? With the ‘Local Popularity’ voice feature on Alexa, only on Amazon Prime Music, Prime members can now discover music that’s popular in these and other cities or countries by simply asking Alexa to play the most popular music in that city or country. Simply ask, “Alexa, play popular songs in Bengaluru”.

In addition, when customers are now listening to their favorite tracks on Amazon Prime Music and want to discover more, similar music, they can simply ask, ‘Alexa, play more like this’. Alexa will then select and play songs similar to that favourite track, making it easier to sit back and enjoy.

Commenting on the new feature launches, Sahas Malhotra, Director, Amazon Prime Music, said, “Whether our listeners are traveling to another country/city or sitting at home, our goal is the same – to offer customers the ability to effortlessly discover and listen to whatever music they want to hear, wherever they are. With the launch of voice enabled ‘Local Popularity’ feature in India, Amazon Prime Music becomes your global music buddy that makes discovering trending music from any part of the world magical. Similarly, with ‘Play more like this’ feature, Alexa makes the journey of music discovery customized to your favorite tracks/artists easier”.

Local Popularity:

Not living in your home city, traveling on work or on a holiday but want to stay connected with the music that’s popular locally? Looking to enjoy global charts in different cities, from across the globe? Now sitting in any part of the world, music lovers can listen to top songs from another part of the world with ‘Local Popularity’. Alexa now brings you popular music from over hundreds of top Indian and international cities at the tip of your tongue. For example, the users can say:

• “Alexa, play popular songs in Bengaluru”

• “Alexa, play what’s hot in Nashville”

• “Alexa, play music in Chandigarh”

• “Alexa, play top songs in Los Angeles”

• “Alexa, play the hits in Hyderabad”

• “Alexa, play popular songs in Milan”

• “Alexa, play music in Chennai”

Play more like this:

‘Play more like this’ provides Amazon Prime Music listeners a brand-new way to discover music customized to their favorite tracks or artists. With the launch of this feature, Alexa takes away the effort of customers having to repeatedly request Alexa for various songs or artists by playing songs or artists similar to what customers are already listening to. For example, users can say:

• Play songs similar to the currently playing song - “Alexa, play more like this”

• Play songs similar to a song title- “Alexa, play songs like ‘Shape of You’” or, “Alexa play songs similar to ‘Tareefan’”.

• Play songs similar to an artist- “Alexa, play songs similar to Arijit Singh”

Other recently launched voice-enabled features:

With the recent launch of ‘Play recently played songs’ and ‘Play songs haven’t heard in a while’, Amazon Prime Music makes it easier to go back and listen to music from an earlier point in time by asking Alexa, eliminating the need to remember specific track titles or look back through listening history. Listeners can easily ask for their recently played songs or even those they haven’t heard in a while by artist, genre or time to make the listening experience even easier, including “Alexa, play music that I was listening to last week” or “Alexa, play me the Arijit Singh song I was listening to three weeks ago”. Also, listeners can ask, “Alexa, create a new playlist from this song” or add a song from their play queue to an existing personal playlist with “Alexa, add this song to my playlist”, making it easier to track and explore music while significantly enhancing the day-to-day listening experience.

Prime Music is an ad-free service launched as a Prime benefit at no additional cost to the annual membership of INR 999/- and monthly membership of INR 129/-. Amazon Prime Music includes tens of millions of songs across major International and Indian music labels in over 20 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and multiple other Indian languages. Amazon Prime Music is available on Android and iOS mobile phone apps, Desktop app and Web player, Amazon Fire TV stick and Echo family devices.

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HISTORY TV18 brings documentary ‘Dwarkadhish- Kingdom of Krishna’

The documentary, which brings to life the legends of Krishna, will premier on March 27 at 9 PM

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In an ancient land where river meets sea, faith and fact converge. Where once stood a legendary kingdom lost to the waves now stands the temple of its great lord. Watch the story of Hinduism’s sacred site Dwarka, its presiding deity and the love of His people in ‘Dwarkadhish: Kingdom of Krishna’ premiering 27th March at 9 PM on HISTORY TV18.

The one-hour film brings to life the legends of Krishna, the stories of Dwarka, of Dwarkadhish temple and the devotion of the faithful. Renowned mythologist and author, Devdutt Pattanaik decodes the appeal of Krishna, beliefs, practices and ritual worship. The film also counts down to Dwarka’s biggest annual festival - Janamshtami, the celebration of Shri Krishna’s birth. Here we see Dwarka and its grand temple transformed, amidst special ceremonies, community prayers and grand celebrations. The excitement is palpable ascolour, light, pomp, symbolism and faith hold sway.

The characters in the film straddle tradition and modernity. Their lives revolve around the temple and its precise routine – a young dancer and tattoo artist, a girl from a Pujari family, a tailor, a priest and pilgrims. The film travels back and forth, through ancient past and modern day, between what history knows and faith believes.

Thus each year, Dwarka and its faithful renew their bonds with their patron deity. Each year, Dwarka much like the rest of India, moves forward another step into the future with its faith resolute and firmly rooted in the traditions of the past.

Avinash Kaul, MD A+E Networks | TV18 and COO Network18, says, "At HISTORY TV18 we've always put forth best-in-class content that’s riveting, contemporary and most of all relevant for our viewers. ‘Dwarkadhish- Kingdom of Krishna' is truly a one-of its kind documentary which celebrates the spirit of India with all its ancient splendor coexisting beautifully with youth and modernity.”
 

‘Insidious: The Last Key’ to be aired this Saturday only on &flix

‘Insidious: The Last Key’is part of the ongoing property Scary Mornings

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&flix is all set to air ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ as a part of the ongoing property Scary Mornings. The film will be telecast on March 23 at 11am. 

It is a daunting story of parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier who visits home to perform an exorcism.  Elise was known for her work in the town, but little did anyone know about her past. When she got a call from a troubled person about evil spirits, Elise picked up her bag for a journey to cleanse the vicinity. To her dismay she must go back to her dreadful past, a place where it all began. As Elise moves to solve the mysteries of a demonic spirit, she comes across a secret doorway which is the root cause to all her problems. Is she ready to open the doors to her past and face the demons from beyond? Will she get it right?

Epic-adventure film 'Alpha' to premiere on &flix, &Privé HD and Zee Café

The film will be telecast on &flix on Sunday, March 24 at 1 PM and 9 PM, on &PrivéHD on March 24, 3 PM and on Zee Café at 2 PM on the same day

Alpha

Amidst the vast wilderness, the survival of the fittest truly determines life and death. But what happens when your fight for survival brings with it the dangers of the wild? Witness a young boy unleash his inner warrior and struggle as he travels through treacherous landscapes in the epic-adventure film Alpha.

For the first time on television, &flix, the destination for the biggest Hollywood hits, is set to premiere the adventure-drama film Alpha, this Sunday, March 24, at 1 PM and 9 PM. The film will also be telecast as a part of Club Privè, a property of &PrivéHD on March 24, 3 PM and on Zee Café at 2 PM on the same day.

Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Albert Hughes and supported by a powerful performance by Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee, the film gives you a chance to #LeapForth into a world where ‘life is earned and not given’. Join a young man’s unflinching determination to a journey back home.

Set against the backdrop of prehistoric Europe, Alpha traces the life of young Keda who is separated from his tribe during his first hunt ever. Naïve yet fearless, Keda takes it upon himself to find his way back home and unite with his family. Barely surviving alone, the poor chap encounters a life-defying attack from a pack of wolves with him barely making it through. Injured and lonely, he chances upon an abandoned and ailing wolf and reluctantly tends to him. Enemy-turned-ally, Keda soon befriends the wolf and together they meander through the caves and trek through a harsh and unforgiving landscape to make it home before winter. Will they succeed in this mission?

Witness the heart-warming bond between a man and wolf, as &flix is all set to air Alpha on Sunday, March 24 at 1 PM and 9 PM

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Zee Telugu’s launches new fiction show 'Akka Chellellu'

The new show will be launched on March 25th, from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM, only on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD.

Akka Chellellu

In tandem with Zee Telugu’s promise to encourage women to take a lead in their life, the channel is launching a new fiction show, Akka Chellellu, a story on two independent twins with contrasting personalities, and yet leading their lives together under the same roof. The fiction show is starring Chaitra Rai, who is known for her act in That is Mahalaxmi, as both the twins, Sravani and Dharani. The story beautifully captures the lives of two tenacious women in their journey of life. The new show will be launched on March 25th, from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM, only on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD.

Sravani and Dharani, twin sisters hail from a lower middle-class family, where their father works several odd jobs to give them a better life. Sravani is a self-centred and ambitious girl who has no worries. While Dharani is considerate in nature as she recognizes the challenges and sacrifices made by their father to educate and raise them. Dharani forfeits her education and other comforts for Sravani to pursue her higher studies and lead a comfortable life, in order to lessen the burden of their father. Sravani grows up to achieve all her dreams and become a criminal lawyer.

Watch the story unfold as Sravani and Dharani are destined to live under the same roof even after their marriage.

Singing Stars on Colors Tamil to give augmented reality treat to viewers

Adjudged by music director Santhosh Narayanan and singers Ananthu and Shakthishree, ‘Singing Stars’ offers a platform to aspiring singers

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'Singing Stars' is all set for its next episode this weekend on Colors Tamil. The show that pits aspiring and talented pairs against each other showcases a unique but challenging concept, requiring the two singers to perform in unison. 

The pair, either family or friends, will be required to render hit numbers ranging from Rock to Kuthu, from Rap to Gaana from 8pm to 9.30pm on March 23 and 24. 

Adjudged by music director Santhosh Narayanan and singers Ananthu and Shakthishree, ‘Singing Stars’ offers a platform to aspiring singers to showcase their talent. Brought to television screens for the first time in India, the show also offers a visual extravaganza through augmented reality. 

Navarasanayaka Jaggesh- starrer 8MM to premiere on Zee Kannada

8MM will premiere on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD on March 24, at 3:00 PM

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With the popular dialogue, “put kanglish version here”, the film 8MM showcases the versatility of Navarasa Nayaka Jaggesh who is popular for his comedic roles, by presenting him in a never-seen-before avatar. Tune-in to watch this blockbuster film on the small screen for the very first time this Sunday on March 24, at 3:00 PM on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD.

The film revolves around Karthik, a sincere and honest police sub-inspector, who faces an unusual challenge in life when his gun goes missing. How the gun falls into the hands of Murthy – a cold-blooded murderer, and the subsequent consequences, forms the crux of the story. Gaining wide appreciation from critics and the box office, the film is sure to satiate the entertainment needs of the Kannada audiences around the world.

Directed by Harikrishna, the film - 8MM is well-known for its excellent characterization and the thrill element. With Jaggesh in a character with a negative shade, Vasishta Simha as a police officer, Mayuri as a journalist, the film also presents Adi Lokesh and Rockline Venkatesh in pivotal roles. Don’t miss the World Television Premiere of 8MM on March 24, 2019, Sunday at 3.00 PM on Zee Kannada.

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Times Music releases song ‘Fagunwa Mein Maro Pichkari’ for Holi

The video is an exclusive Times Music release and is available on Times Music YouTube Channel

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Times Music has released ‘Fagunwa Mein Maro Pichkari’ for Holi. The song has been composed by Anupama Raag.  She is also the lyricist of this track with Shabbir Ahmed. 

The song has been sung by Anupama along with Amit Mishra and Payal Dev. The rap in the song is in the voices of Ritika and Shabbir Ahmed.
 
The video of the song features a young couple, celebrating Holi with a group of friends and dancing their hearts out. The colours, the closeness of the couple, the secret glances of adoration - creates a little bit of nostalgia, as confessing love during Holi is so quintessential to Holi music videos.
 
“This song is an ode to the colours of Holi and a celebration of love. The aim was to create a youthful song that people will remember for many Holis to come. Many extraordinary musicians came together to create this song. It was our way of wishing the country, a very happy and prosperous Holi,” said Anupama Raag. 
 
‘Fagunwa Mein Maro Pichkari’ is an exclusive Times Music release and is available to watch on Times Music YouTube Channel.

MY FM launches a new show CHEERS with Engineer Dev

The show featuring non-cliché on air friend ‘Dev’ will treat the listeners with helping people deal with challenges, insecurities & complex human relations & situations of life

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To infuse fun and positivity in your evenings, radio station MY FM launches show ‘CHEERS’, a well segmented show with fine music, conversations and an interesting on-air friend.

The ‘Cheers’ show featuring non-cliché on air friend ‘Dev’ will treat the listeners with helping people deal with challenges, insecurities & complex human relations & situations thrown by life. Be it relationship conflicts, professional issues or personal problems, Dev will give a unique perspective on it all.  The double dose of entertainment will reflect in the way he speaks to the callers, shares anecdotes or the brief interactions with his secretary and secret admirer Rina.

Commenting on this Rahul Namjoshi, Business Head said, “At MY FM our endeavor is to create meaningful and unique content. The exclusive prime time show “Cheers with Engineer Dev” will be the voice of the millennial, he will bring alive that enigmatic nature of the city, engaging listeners which will uplift their mood, tickle and serenade them. We are sure that this show will redefine the evening prime time slot.”

Adding to that Vinay Manek, National Programming head, MY FM, said, “The exceptional mix of edgy wit, positivity, breaking the clutter, and a whole lot of ‘Cheers’ will make listeners forget about the worries & bring a smile on their face. MY FM hopes to keep its listeners entertained with more innovative ways that add to the glorious legacy of radio. We are excited to announce that there hasn't been an evening show like this across any media. Hosted by Engineer Dev, the character has gone through multiple life stages and is high on life. An eternal romantic, he is a music lover, story teller and a poet by heart.”

‘Cheers’ show will air from 9 pm onwards Monday to Friday.

South meets North at LF 91, a Heritage Food Festival by Zee Live and Living Foodz

In its second edition, authentic dishes from the deep corners of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will make their way to the National Capital Region

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After the successful first edition in Mumbai, Fortune Biryani Classic Basmati Rice Presents LF 91, a Heritage Food Festival by Zee Live and Living Foodz makes its way to the Delhi, NCR. The food festival will be held on March 23 and 24 at Leisure Valley Park, Gurugram. 

In its second edition, LF 91 brings the South of India to Gurugram. The festival is an endeavour to bring regional heritage food to the urban heartlands. Hundreds of authentic dishes from the deep corners of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will make their way to the National Capital Region. The festival will have food prepared by celebrity chefs like Kunal Kapoor and Pankaj Bhaduria, food prepared by outlets, street food specialists and generations of authentic South Indian destinations plated in 4 state zones at the Leisure Valley Park. 

While you get to choose from a multitude of lip-smacking choices in these 4 zones, Fortune Biryani Classic Basmati Rice Presents LF 91 for the first time in a food festival will attempt a community long table for the Kerala Sadhya. One also gets to dip into soulful music all the way from the South of India.

India’s culinary culture is one of the oldest and richest in the world the eating habits of Indians differ from one another based on region, religion, state, language and caste making India the most cuisine diverse country in the world. When it comes to food nostalgia, geography can’t be ignored. A region and its culture spawn food traditions and leave indelible marks on our sub-conscious. 

After Delhi, the festival will culminate in Bengaluru where food prepared from the North of India will meet South of India. The two-day festival in each city will present heritage food which will be prepared by the best Khansamas, Maharaj’s and authentic regional cuisine outlets in the country.

The Royal Kerala Sadhya* (Limited Seats)
From God’s Own Country we bring you god’s crafted masterpiece! A feast straight out of Kerala, prepared by third generation chefs. Their culinary art has stood the test of time and lit a million palates. Indulge in the most celebrated meal in the South of India. After all, a family that eats together stays together!

Masterclass
Learn to cook lip smacking South Indian cuisines at a specially curated cooking masterclass with expert chefs.

Performances
To add to the evening, well-known home-grown bands from South of India will be performing while you enjoy your South Indian food.

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This Holi, enjoy ‘Colour Blast’ on Movies Now

Tune in to this unmatched Holi celebration on TV with ‘Colour Blast’ on Movies Now all through this Thursday, March 21, 9.30 am onwards

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Movies Now has announced their vibrant line up of the biggest fantasy and animation films with a special property titled ‘Colour Blast’, to celebrate Holi. The movie marathon on March 21, 2019, 9.30 am onwards, will complement the fun, festive spirit with movies engaging viewers across age groups, as they assemble with their families and friends to celebrate the day.

Start the day by stepping through the looking glass to join Alice and her friends on their adventurous wild-ride to the whimsical wonderland, in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’; followed by the rib-tickling comedy of ‘The Mask’ – the story of a man who suddenly discovers more power than he can handle.

While the beloved ‘Minions’ make the afternoon bright and yellow, ‘Moana’ then takes viewers on an adventure to the cool blue waters of the Pacific. Catch the heart-warming tale of the old man and his lifelong dream in ‘Up’, before you end the day with the blockbuster musical fantasy of ‘Frozen’.

With this stellar line- up of some of Hollywood’s most revered animation and fantasy blockbusters, Movies Now is set to add more colour and spirit to the celebrations. Tune in to this unmatched Holi celebration on TV with ‘Colour Blast’ on Movies Now all through this Thursday, March 21, 9.30 am onwards!

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