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How to Play Apple Music with Alexa

Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: Apple Music Tips

Apple Music first arrived at the Echo in December 2018 in the US. After months of work, it is also available in other five countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Before this significant update, Apple Music users had to either connect to Amazon Echo devices with Bluetooth or shell out $350 for a HomePod for playing their Apple Music songs on a smart speaker. But now, Apple Music subscribers who live in these countries are able to directly ask Alexa to play artists, songs and albums from Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers. The process of setting up Apple Music with Alexa is really easy, it only takes 30 seconds. Below we will show you how to do it.

Step-by-step Guide on How to Play Apple Music with Alexa

Step 1 Open the Alexa app on your phone, and then tap the Menu button in the upper-left corner.

Step 2 Choose "Settings" >> "Music", select "Link New Service" and tap the "Apple Music" icon.

Step 3 Click "Enable to Use" to enable the Apple Music skill. And then sign into your Apple account.

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Step 4 Tap "Allow" to let Alexa access your Apple Music library.

Done. You can now say phrases such as "Hey Alexa, play Taylor Swift on Apple Music" to listen.

Step-by-step Guide on How to Set Apple Music as the Default Service on Alexa

If you don’t want to say "on Apple Music" each time you ask Alexa to play something, it’s time to make Apple Music the default service on Alexa. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1 Open the Amazon Alexa app, and then tap the menu button Menu button in the upper-left corner.

Step 2 Tap "Settings" >> "Music"

Step 3 Scroll down to the bottom under "Account Settings" and tap "Default Services".

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Step 4 Select "Apple Music".

That’s it. Now you can ask Alexa to play tunes right from Apple Music.

Apple Music for Alexa is available in six countries. For those who are from other countries, no worry, we believe that there won’t be a long wait until Apple Music skill shows up on Amazon Echo at other locations. Currently, if you need to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo, you can also follow this guide: How to Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo.

Tips: How to Keep Apple Music Playable after Cancelling Subscription

Apple Music is a rental service. Though you paid for the service and downloaded its tracks to your devices within the subscription, you don’t actually own them. Once the subscription ends, you’ll lose access to all of the songs. So if you want to keep the downloaded songs from Apple Music forever, the best way is to convert them to common MP3 format with a Apple Music converting tool.

Here NoteBurner Apple Music Converter is highly recommended. It is a mighty music converting tool for iTunes and Apple Music users, capable of converting Apple Music tunes, iTunes M4P music, and audiobooks to MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC format with lossless quality kept. With the help of such a smart tool, you can keep your favorite songs from Apple Music on your devices and enjoy them even though your subscription is over.

Features of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record Apple Music, iTunes M4P music, podcasts, audiobooks;
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags & lyric after conversion;
  • 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD, edit ID3 tags, etc;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface.
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The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to convert Apple Music to MP3. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

Step 1 Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software and choose to download songs from the "iTunes App".

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Step 2 Add Apple Music Songs

Click the button "+ Add" to add music, it will pop up a window, which will show you all of the songs you have downloaded from Apple Music. You can choose any song you want to convert.

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Step 3 Choose Output Format

After the successful adding, please click the button "Settings" to choose the output format as you need, in the pop-up window, you can set output path, output quality, and output format including WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, FLAC, and ALAC.


Step 4 Convert Apple Music to MP3

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed.


After converting, the output folder will be open automatically. Or you can click the "Converted" button on the left side to find the converted music. Now all of the songs from Apple Music are normal MP3 files, you can keep them on your devices and enjoy anywhere anytime.

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