How to play Apple Music using Alexa on an Amazon Echo

  • To play Apple Music on Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo, you need to connect your Apple Music account to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Apple Music subscription is required.

Amazon Echo is a flagship smart speaker that connects to Alexa to play music, set alarms and timers, answer questions, control smart home devices, and more. With it, you can voice control your music - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others.

Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo with Alexa

If you subscribe to Apple Music and you have an Amazon Echo with Alexa enabled, you can play songs, artists, playlists, and more from ‌Apple Music‌ or playlists from your Library with the smart speaker. To play Apple Music on your Alexa speaker, you have to connect your Apple Music account to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.

Apple Music for Alexa is available only in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

What you need:

1. An Apple Music subscription.
2. An Amazon Echo that you already set up with the Amazon Alexa app on your iOS or Android device.
3. The iOS or Android device that you already set up with Alexa.

How to set up ‌Apple Music‌ with Alexa:

1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
2. Tap the three lines in the top-left corner.
3. Tap "Settings".
4. Scroll down and tap "Music and Podcasts."
5. Tap on "Link New Service".
6. Tap on the Apple Music icon. You can also tap the Apple Podcasts icon to play Apple podcasts on your speaker.
7. Tap "ENABLE TO USE" to connect your Apple Music account to your Alexa app. Log into your Apple Music account.

How to set Apple Music as default music service:

If you don’t want to say “on Apple Music” each time you ask Alexa to play something, you can make Apple Music your default music service on Alexa. Here's how.
1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the upper-left corner.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap Music.
4. Under Account Settings, tap Default Services.
5. Tap Apple Music.

You can ask Alexa to play songs, artists, albums, or genres from Apple Music. You can also play Beats 1 radio, playlists from Apple Music's editors, or playlists in your iCloud Music Library. Say something like "Alexa, play Chill radio on Apple Music," or "Alexa, play Ariana Grande on Apple Music."

Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo without Alexa

There is an app called My Media for Alexa that allow you to stream your local music library to your Amazon Alexa device such as the Echo or Dot. It is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. After installing the app on your computer, it will index your media and let Alexa respond to commands such as "Alexa, ask My Media to play music by Ed Sheeran".

In this way, you can subscribe to Apple Music(or start the free trial if you haven't), download songs, playlist or albums to mp3 with Ondesoft Apple Music Converter . You can still stream these Apple Music songs with Alexa even after you cancel Apple Music subscription .

Follow below steps and learn how to download Apple Music to mp3 with Ondesoft Apple Music Converter .

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

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3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

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Click Add songs.

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5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

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Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

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