You can listen Alexa only from Amazon Prime app, and other radio stations and podcast from that app. You cannot listen to music from you tube or other radio stations. Alexa is like google or siri who answers your questions whether that be that days weather or any general questions. If that's what you like its great. I wanted to listen from any radio station from anywhere and also tons of songs from you tube. So for that reason I returned All New Echo 3rd gen.Alexa and bought Megaboom 3 bluetooth speaker, from Amazon. Its great and I am loving it.