Amazon’s Echo range works well with most external services. In addition to Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service; You can link and stream music from other services. So you Spotify, If you prefer Apple Music or YouTube Music, you can set it as default or connect your phone via Bluetooth to play your favorite songs. Here’s how to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo.
lossless sound The company’s music streaming service remains the preferred choice for many, thanks to its cross-platform availability and tight integration with Apple devices. The app also supports Alexa to play songs via voice commands.
Set Apple Music as the default music streaming service.
You can use the Alexa mobile apps or the web version to change the default music streaming service. Let’s move to the web, using mobile apps first.
Alexa app for mobile
Amazon offers an Alexa app for iPhone and Android. Both apps have a similar user interface. Below we will use the Alexa app for iPhone as an example. You can follow similar steps on Alexa for Android and set Apple Music as default.
Step 1: Download and install Alexa for iPhone or Android.
Step 2: Open the Alexa app; Sign in with your Amazon account and move to the Devices tab.
Step 3: Select your Amazon Echo device from the list.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Amazon Echo device.
Step 5: Go to More and open Settings.
Step 6: Scroll down to Music & Podcasts.
Step 7: Select Apple Music from the Services tab.
Step 8: Enter your Apple ID and password from the menu below and connect Apple Music to Alexa.
Step 9: Select Default Services from the same menu.
Step 10: Click ‘Change’ under Music and select Apple Music.
that’s it. You have successfully set Apple Music as the default music streaming service on Alexa. Since the Alexa app is already connected to the Amazon Echo device, You can try the following commands to open Apple Music on it.
- “Alexa, play music by Akon on Apple Music”
- “Alexa, play Today’s Hits on Apple Music”
- “Alexa, play the new music daily playlist on Apple Music.”
Although Alexa web does not support all Amazon devices and features, it does. It allows you to change the default music streaming service.
Step 1: Visit Alexa online and enter your Amazon account details.
Step 2: Select Settings from the hamburger menu.
Step 3: Under Alexa Preferences, select Music & Media.
Step 4: Click on ‘Choose original music services’.
Step 5: Under Original Music Library, Select the radio button next to Apple Music and click Done.
Unlike the Alexa mobile apps; You can’t connect the music service to Alexa using the web version. You use the Alexa app to link a music service and head to the web version to change the default music player.
Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth.
If you have a secondary phone or want to play Apple Music songs from your friend’s phone to the Amazon Echo. You don’t need to do all the steps above. You can connect the phone to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth and enjoy Apple Music playlists.
Alexa mobile apps
Step 1: You must set up the Amazon Echo device in your phone’s Alexa app.
Step 2: Go to the Devices tab in Alexa (refer to the steps above).
Step 3: Select your Amazon Echo device.
Step 4: Connect a device and pair the Bluetooth device with your Echo dot.
After connecting successfully, Open Apple Music on your phone and play your favorite songs on Amazon Echo.
You can Bluetooth connect your phone to Alexa using the web version. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Sign in to Alexa on the web and choose Settings from the hamburger menu.
Step 2: Select your Amazon Echo device and click Bluetooth from the menu below. Check your currently connected devices.
Step 3: Select Pair a new device.
Step 4: Connect your phone to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth; You’re good to go.
Now you can play music from any streaming service with Apple Music or Amazon Echo. Note that you can’t use Alexa commands when playing Apple Music on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth. You must make changes from the app to skip songs or play another program.
Enjoy Apple Music on Amazon Echo.
Unlike YouTube Music, It’s good to see Apple Music supporting Alexa on the Amazon Echo. You can also make a connection via Bluetooth. So connect Apple Music to your Amazon Echo device and play your favorite songs.