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How to Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo

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Hey people,

I just got my echo and I tried looking for an answer online but couldn't find something clear enough. Do I have the ability to ask Alexa to play my music from Apple Music? (I know there's no official Apple support for it, I'm wondering if there's a skill for it)

Amazon Echo, a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com, is the key to making your home a smart home. If you want to stream some Apple Music tracks on it, then you can’t miss this post which will show you two great methods to enjoy Apple Music on Amazon Echo.


Amazon released its Echo Bluetooth speaker over two years ago. And since that, Amazon has continued to refresh and expand its lineup of hands-free, voice-enabled speakers: Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Amazon Dot, and Amazon Echo Look. It just introduced the Echo Show in May 2017, which features a tactile 7-inch LCD screen. The original Amazon Echo speaker, however, is still going strong. The Echo measures 9.25 inches high and 3.27 inches around. It is a great voice-controlled personal assistant. Out of the box, voice recognition is pretty fantastic. The assistant "Alexa" will listen to commands, answer questions, play music or control smart home devices, and even help you do your shopping.

Method 1: Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth

As a smart speaker, Amazon Echo’s primary function is streaming audio. It provides hands-free voice control for many of the most popular music streaming services, including Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. But unfortunately, Apple Music is not in the list. If you want to play iTunes or Apple Music tracks on Amazon Echo, you’ll need to pair your mobile device with the Amazon Echo through a Bluetooth connection, and stream it from mobile instead. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings. Then, tap on Bluetooth and toggle the button to the on position.

Step 2: You’ll now see your Amazon Echo device listed under My Devices. Tap on it and it’ll pair with your phone or tablet.

Step 3: Navigate to your Music application where your Apple Music are accessible and start playing them. They should be heard coming from your Amazon Echo device instead of your mobile device speaker now.

Method 2: Upload Apple Music to Amazon for Playback on Echo

The method one isn’t a terribly inconvenient but you may want to get a more workable solution to stream Apple Music to Amazon Echo. As one person said: "I want ask Alexa to play my Apple Music. Not to pair my iPhone and use the echo as Bluetooth speaker". Then uploading your Apple Music songs to Amazon is a great way. After uploading, you can ask Alexa to play the music and control playback with simple voice commands without using your phones or tablets any more.

It is worth mentioning that Apple Music songs are all encrypted by the DRM protection. So in order to upload Apple Music to Amazon freely and easily, we need bypass the annoying DRM protection firstly. NoteBurner Apple Music Converter could be the best choice to remove DRM from Apple Music songs and playlists and convert Apple Music files, audiobooks, or other downloaded music from iTunes or Apple Music to MP3, FLAC, AAC or WAV format. And it is capable of converting any Apple Music files, iTunes audio file at 20x faster speeds with keeping lossless audio quality.

The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to upload Apple Music to Amazon and play on the Echo. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

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Tutorial about How to Upload Apple Music to Amazon Music

Step 1: Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software.

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Step 2: Add Apple Music Songs

Click the button "+" to add music, it will pop up a window, which will show you all of 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 "Setting" 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, and FLAC.


Step 4: Remove DRM from Apple Music

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


Step 5: Upload Converted Apple Music to Amazon

Please download and install Amazon music app in your computer. Once installed, there are three ways to upload the converted Apple Music to it:

  • Drag and drop files from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions.
  • Select My Music at the top of the screen. Next, select Songs, and choose the Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar. Click the upload icon next to the music you want to upload.
  • Select the Upload button under Actions in the right navigation sidebar, and select files or folders to upload.

Once imported, you can stream Apple Music tracks to Amazon Echo with simple voice command via Alexa.

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