Sounds like the same features you get with a Bluetooth connection to Alexa. I use it for podcasts and AM quite a bit because you can at least tell it when to stop and resume. At least "Hey Siri" has gotten a lot better over the past few months that I can connect the Phone to Alexa via Blutooth and still use "Hey Siri" to tell it what to play. Of course, I would prefer it to work independently of my phone, but I think Apple is going to hold out for the HomePod to add more deeply integrated features to a stand alone speaker. Listening to Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings (Apple Music, Belkin Songstream Bluetooth, and Sangean radio - my work "setup").