Play local music with Alexa

Can Alexa play my local music? Many people ask this. Well, this is possible and super easy with My Media for Alexa, which lets you voice control and stream music from your home media collection to your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot device. Your media library stays local but become accessible to Alexa. It works with standalone media files but can also optionally integrate with iTunes if installed to allow Alexa voice control access to your local iTunes playlists.
It is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Docker Image.

To begin, visit https://www.mymediaskill.com and click the Download link to install the My Media for Alexa app on the computer that contains your home media library or iTunes library.

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Once installed, you will be asked to enter your Amazon credentials to link My Media with Amazon.

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Once you have done this, simply select the folders on your computer that contain your music collection, or alternatively select your whole iTunes library.

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Don't forget that you must also install the My Media Skill on your Amazon device using the Alexa Companion App. 

You can use voice commands like “Alexa, ask My Media to play music by Jessica Morris”, “Alexa, ask My Media to play the album 'Through the Valley'”, “Alexa, ask My Media to play some Classical music”, “Alexa, ask My Media to play my 'Recently Added' iTunes playlist”.

My Media for Alexa is not free but very cheap. Basic membership costs $5 per year and Advanced membership costs $10 per year. Click here for more details.

With My Media for Alexa, you can also play Spotify on demand with free account. All you need to do is download Spotify music to mp3 with Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Here we will show you how.

Download Spotify tracks to mp3 with either free or premium account

Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter is a professional Spotify to mp3 converter that helps you to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists to mp3 without quality loss. The following guide shows how to convert Spotify music to MP3 only in 3 steps.

Step 1: Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your computer.

Log in your Spotify account, premium or free.

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Step 2 : Customize Output Settings

Click the Options button. Here you can change the output format to MP3, choose output quality, rename the output file and set the output folder.

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Step 3 : Select Spotify music for converting

Browse or search within the built-in Spotify web player to find the songs, albums or playlists you want to download. Click it and Spotify Converter will load all songs.

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Step 4 : Convert Spotify music to MP3

After selecting songs to the converter, click the Convert button, the converter will start to convert Spotify music to MP3.

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When the conversion is done, click the folder, then you will find all converted Spotify songs.

Open My Media for Alexa. Click Watch Folders - Add Folder. Choose above output folder.

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My Media for Alexa will automatically index your music and make it available to Alexa. Then you can ask Alexa to play them to your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot device, for example: "Alexa, ask My Media to play music by Michael Jackson" The first time you invoke My Media you may be asked to link My Media with your Amazon account - use the Alexa companion app to do this and please ensure you use the same Amazon account you used when you installed the My Media app on your computer.

Watch this video if you have any confusions.

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