Recently, Amazon announced its cooperation with Apple Music, which means that now you can also play Apple Music songs on Amazon Echo Speaker. Amazon Echo Speaker is a popular smart device produced for the fashion smart lifestyle. It supports many popular online music platforms, such as Spotify, and Amazon Music, with its voice control system called "Alexa".
Only some easy steps are required. This article will be a full guide on how to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo Speaker with Alexa.
- Part 1: Before Playing Apple Music with Alexa: What You Need
- Part 2: How to Play Apple Music with Alexa on Amazon Echo Speaker
- Part 3: Tips for Playing Apple Music Playlists via Alexa
- Bonus: How to Download Apple Music and Save with Alexa Forever for Playback HOT!
- FAQs About Playing Apple Music on Alexa
Part 1: Before Playing Apple Music with Alexa: What You Need
Before enjoying voice control of playing music, there is something to prepare.
● You need to have an Apple ID, which is already subscribed to Apple Music Plan.
● You need to have a phone which has already installed the latest Amazon Alexa app and use it to set up your Amazon Echo Speaker.
Apple Music for Alexa is available only in countries including Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States. If you are not living in one of these countries, you may not be able to use Alexa for listening to Apple Music. Try other platforms then..
Part 2: How to Play Apple Music with Alexa on Amazon Echo Speaker
After you make sure that everything you need is prepared, it's time to start the work. The guide below focuses on how to play Apple Music with Alexa on Amazon Echo Speaker, in the official way.
How to Connect Apple Music to Alexa
Now you need to take out your phone with the Amazon Alexa app on it, and connect Apple Music to Alexa.
Step 1: Turn on the Amazon Alexa app. On the interface, tap "More".
Step 2: Enter "Skills & Games", and choose the "Apple Music" icon.
Step 3: Tap "Settings", and "Link Account".
Ask Alexa to Play Your Apple Music
After the settings above, you can now ask Alexa to play your favorite songs, albums, different artists, radio, and even your own playlists from Apple Music. Every time you want to, just say something like this:
● "Alexa, play Thirsty by aespa on Apple Music."
● "Alexa, play Today's Hits on Apple Music."
Part 3: Tips for Playing Apple Music Playlists via Alexa
During your experience with Alexa following the official method mentioned above, there are some useful tips for you to learn more.
Tip 1: How to Make Apple Music the Default Music Service with Alexa?
As you may notice, every time you ask Alexa to play Apple Music, you have to repeat "from Apple Music". That's really awful, but you can solve the problem by making Apple Music the default music service with Alexa.
Step 1: Run the Amazon Alexa app, and tap "More".
Step 2: Tap "Settings", enter "Music & Podcasts".
Step 3: Tap Default Services, and pick "Apple Music".
Tip 2: How to Unlink Apple Music and Alexa
Whenever you want to take a break from music and want your smart speaker to play something else from other platforms, you can unlink Alexa from Apple Music by following the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone, and tap "More" in the lower-right corner.
Step 2: Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone, and tap "More" in the lower-right corner.
Step 3: On the "Services" screen, tap "Apple Music" and tap "Disable Skill".
Tip 3: How to play Apple Music across multiple Amazon Alexa speakers?
If you have more than one Amazon Alexa Speaker, you may want to listen to or play Apple Music across multiple Amazon Alexa Speakers, in case you have to set things up over and over again when changing to one of your other speakers. That's easy. Just turn on the Amazon Alexa app on your phone again, and follow the guide.
Step 1: Under the Amazon Alexa app's interface, tap "Devices".
Step 2: Tap the "+" icon to add "Combine Speakers".
Step 3: Tap "Multi-room music" to enter, and pick the Echo speakers you want which are under the same network.
Bonus: How to Download Apple Music and Save with Alexa Forever for Playback
It's easy to play Apple Music on Alexa using the official method above, but it doesn't always work. Because once your Apple Music Plan subscription expires, your downloads will no longer appear on the Apple Music Library, and you'll no longer be able to listen to music.
So, in order to keep your downloads forever, or to enable you to play Apple Music on other speakers than the Amazon Echo Speaker, we strongly recommend that you use TuneFab Apple Music Converter by first downloading the music from Apple Music to your device, and then uploading them to the Amazon Echo Speaker for playback.
Download Apple Music to DRM-free MP3
TuneFab Apple Music Converter is a powerful PC program that works on both Windows and Mac systems. It has many features which are all amazingly useful.
● Efficiency. The highest speed of converting high-quality Apple Music is up to 7 times faster when the network is stable.
● Flexibility & convenience. TuneFab Apple Music Converter removes DRM restrictions on the songs, and offers you to download multiple mainstream formats including MP3, WAV, M4A, and FLAC.
● User-friendly functions. TuneFab Apple Music Converter has a built-in Apple Music web player, and the ID3 tags such as artists, albums, and titles of converted files will be entirely saved for you to manage your downloaded music.
You can click the button below to download this app. Before you decide to pay for the full version, you can use it freely for 30 days. Here is the guide for you to use.
Step 1: Install and Log in.
Download TuneFab Apple Music Converter, install it, and run it on your PC. Press the button on the upper right to log in to your Apple ID. Make sure that your Apple Music Plan is still available.
Step 2: Set Things up.
To make TuneFab Apple Music Converter better for you to use, you can press the "Menu" button and enter the "Preference" settings to select the output location, audio quality, and converted formats of downloaded Apple Music files. Also, you can learn more information about TuneFab in this tab, such as "Language", "Products", etc.
Step 3: Search, Convert, and Check.
On the built-in Apple Music web player screen, you can search for your favorite music, playlists, or albums to start the work.
If it's for a single song, drag it to the red function bar with the "+" icon to convert. For a whole album or playlist, just click into its page and press the "+" pattern in the red function bar directly, and they will be dropped into the converting list.
After finishing converting, you can see your work on the "Finished" screen. Click "view output file" to check them.
Upload Downloaded Files to Amazon Alexa Speaker
Although Amazon discontinued the feature for users to upload their personal downloaded music for playback a few years ago, there are still some ways to solve the problem. To play your own music on Amazon Alexa Speaker, you can use Plex, an app of streaming service that supports almost every device including mobile phones and PCs, to upload songs you stored to another Amazon Echo Speaker, to let it access your music collection with your voice commands.
Step 1: Sign up for a free Plex account, Download Plex Media Server, and install it. Remember to set up your music folder for your downloaded music during installation.
Step 2: Run Plex, and click "Settings". In the settings menu, select "Remote Access", then press "Enable Remote Access".
Step 3: Now you can log in to your Plex account. Click the “Authorize” button, then say "Alexa, Ask Plex to change my server" to your Amazon Echo Speaker.
After the steps above, you can use Plex to play your music collection on the Amazon Echo Speaker.
FAQs about adding music to Apple Watch
Q1: How to play Apple Music on Alexa without speaking?
If you want to play Apple Music on Alexa without speaking, you can use the "Tap to Alexa" option on the Amazon Alexa app on your phone. Before that, make sure to set Apple Music as the default music player on Alexa Echo Speaker.
Not every Alexa-supported smart home device can run the Tap to Alexa option. If yours are not available, you need an Echo Show and Fire tablet for it to work.
Just follow the steps below to use "Tap to Alexa".
Step 1: Open the Amazon Alexa app > Tap "Settings" > Tap "Accessibility" > Enable the "Tap to Alexa" option.
Step 2: On the main screen, tap "+" on the upper right, then type the command to play music via Apple Music. If you have already set Apple Music as the default music platform, just type "Play Songs or Play [Playlist name]"
Step 3: After that, choose your favorite icon to show on the next screen, then tap "Next" to save. In the end, name this request and press "Finish".
Q2: Can you use your Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker with iPhone?
The answer is: Certainly! Follow the steps below to use your Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker.
Step 1: The answer is: Certainly! Follow the steps below to use your Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker.
Step 2: Turn on the "Bluetooth" mode on your iPhone's "Settings", then say "Alexa, pair" to your Echo device to let it search for your iPhone.
Step 3: Turn on the "Bluetooth" mode on your iPhone's "Settings", then say "Alexa, pair" to your Echo device to let it search for your iPhone.
To sum up, there are different ways to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo Speaker with Alexa. The official way of using the Apple Music app has so many limitations, such as requiring you to keep purchasing the Apple Music Plan, which makes it not the most suitable way to choose. Finally, we still highly recommend TuneFab Apple Music Converter for you to download Apple Music and listen to them whenever you want with the way you like. Hit the button and get the powerful tool, and you will like it.