Deezer made a pair of announcements this week. First, the audio company rolled out a rebrand with an updated appearance and design for its app. Second, Deezer is adding some support for voice controls on its free tier.
The rebranding effort includes a new logo riffing on the previous design. It also updated the interface in its app, offering a cleaner display with less text and dedicated visual treatments for playlists and channels.
The other product development is more support for voice controls. Free users of its music service can now control their listening experience with Amazon Alexa in several markets. Deezer can be set as the preferred platform on an Alexa-enabled device, which enables specific commands such as “Alexa, play Flow.” The voice AI will support statements about liking or disliking tracks and will play mood- or genre-based requests.
The Alexa support for free tier Deezer listeners will roll out to markets over the next two weeks. However, the press release noted that both the United States and Japan will not have free listener support for this feature.