Amazon’s Echo range of devices work well with most of the third-party services. Beside the Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service, you can also link and stream music from other services. So, if you prefer Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube Music, you can set it as default or connect your phone via Bluetooth to play favorite tracks. Here’s how you can play Apple Music on Amazon Echo.
Thanks to lossless audio, cross-platform availability, and tight integration with Apple devices, the company’s music streaming service remains the preferred choice for many. The app also supports Alexa to play tracks via voice commands.
Set Apple Music as the Default Music Streaming Service
You can use Alexa mobile apps or the web version to change the default music streaming service. Let’s use mobile apps first and move to the web.
Alexa App for Mobile
Amazon offers Alexa app for iPhone and Android. Both apps have an identical user interface. We will use Alexa app for iPhone as an example below. You can follow the same 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, log in with your Amazon account, and move to the Devices tab.
Step 3: Select your Amazon Echo device from the list.
Step 4: Follow on-screen instructions to set up your Amazon Echo device.
Step 5: Head to More and open Settings.
Step 6: Scroll to Music & Podcasts.
Step 7: Select Apple Music from the services tab.
Step 8: Enter your Apple ID and password from the following menu and connect Apple Music to Alexa.
Step 9: Select default services from the same menu.
Step 10: Tap ‘Change’ under Music and select Apple Music.
That’s it. You have successfully set Apple Music as the default music streaming service on Alexa. And since you have already connected the Alexa app to the Amazon Echo device, you can try following commands to play Apple Music on it.
- “Alexa, play music by Akon on Apple Music”
- “Alexa, play Today’s Hits on Apple Music”
- “Alexa, play New Music Daily playlist on Apple Music”
While the Alexa web doesn’t support all Amazon devices and features, 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: Select Music & Media under Alexa Preferences.
Step 4: Click ‘Choose default music services.’
Step 5: Under the default music library, select the radio button beside Apple music and hit Done.
Unlike Alexa mobile apps, you can’t link a music service with Alexa using the web version. You must 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 tracks from your friend’s phone to Amazon Echo, you don’t need to go through 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: Head to the Devices tab in Alexa (refer to the steps above).
Step 3: Select your Amazon Echo device.
Step 4: Tap connect a device and pair a Bluetooth device with your Echo dot.
After a successful connection, open Apple Music on your phone and play your favorite tracks on Amazon Echo.
You can connect your phone to Alexa via Bluetooth using the web version. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Visit Alexa on the web and select Settings from the hamburger menu.
Step 2: Select your Amazon Echo device and click Bluetooth from the following menu. Check your current connected devices.
Step 3: Select Pair a New Device.
Step 4: Connect your phone to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth, and you are good to go.
You can now play Apple Music or tracks from any streaming service with 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 tracks or play another playlist.
Enjoy Apple Music on Amazon Echo
Unlike YouTube Music, it’s good to see Apple Music supporting Alexa on Amazon Echo. You can also establish a connection via Bluetooth. So connect Apple Music to your Amazon Echo device and play your favorite tracks.
Last updated on 19 September, 2022
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