As a technology nerd I’ve always loved everything about what the Grateful Dead embraced about technology and how the community continues to innovate around the band.

So if you’re like me, you’ll absolutely love this. Check this out…

For the first time, you can now listen to hundreds of vintage, never commercially released, Grateful Dead recordings on your Amazon Echo with the Sunshine Daydream skill. Echo and other Alexa devices let you instantly connect to Alexa to play music, control your smart home, get information, news, weather, and, most importantly, listen to hundred of the best Grateful Dead recordings.

We can thank the crew over at Jam.Buzz for putting this together.

Already have an Echo or Alexa device? Say “Alexa, open Sunshine Daydream” to get started and follow the prompts.

Time to pick one up from Amazon if you haven’t already. I didn’t ever fully see a need for this in my household yet, but as an augmentation on my home surround system this could be a fun toy for myself.

The skill is and always will be free. And remember, if you get confused, listen to the music play.

Sunshine Daydream Alexa Skill [Jam Buzz] [via JamBase]