This has been reported a lot but is there any sign of a resolution yet? I bought my Amazon Echo for its ability to play back music through its own speaker.
The interface works really well and it can browse my library fine. The issue is that it only plays around 20-30 seconds of the song then stops.
I have done some minor testing and it would appear that if after the song stops playing you say “Alexa Play” then the song playback will resume and play to the end of the song. If you say “Alexa Next” however, it jumps to the next song but then stops playing after 20-30 seconds again.
It’s almost like it doesn’t buffer enough of the song on first load but when it’s resumed it has managed to complete buffering for the whole song and so can play it back in its entirety.
Please can we have a resolution to this as soon as possible as at the moment it means Alexa and Echo are pretty useless for music playback