SpeakAndMix Cortana

Nokia MixRadio has high praises from a lot of users on Windows Phone. Not only is it a decent music store, its namesake of mixed music through playlists keeps things fresh and helps you discover new artists.

The MixRadio team, lead by the well-coiffed Dean (@deano_42), has put out a video demonstrating some of the voice options with MixRadio for those on Windows Phone 8.1. Although Cortana can do some things, a new third-party app called SpeakAndMix from developer Steve Robbins takes things even further.

So what can SpeakAndMix do? Check it out:

This app lets you start listening to MixRadio by asking Cortana to mix some music for you. Examples of what you can say are: "mix some grunge", "mix some pop", "mix me some jazz", "mix me Lady Gaga", "mix me Green Day".

We just tried it, and it is very well done. Once installed, you never need to open the app itself again. Instead, you just bark out your commands to Cortana like some 15th century king.

Nokia MixRadio is already a superb app with an exciting design and great function. Tossing in SpeakAndMix to the batch just makes it even better. What’s more, the app is free.

Check out the above video to see SpeakAndMix in action or just head here to the Store to download it now. Windows Phone 8.1 devices only, must have Cortana enabled if outside the US

Don’t yet have MixRadio? Pick it up here in the Store to give a spin and don’t forget about nokiamixradio.uservoice.com for feature requests!

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