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?
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.
Apple Music for Alexa is available now, but only in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Apple Music subscribers who live in those countries can ask Alexa to play songs, artists, playlists, and more from Apple Music or playlists from iTunes Library by referring to this guide: Play Apple Music with Alexa. If you are from other countries, no worry, the following part will show you two easy methods to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo.
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.
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 protected. So in order to upload Apple Music to Amazon freely and easily, we need learn how to record Apple Music firstly. NoteBurner Apple Music Converter could be the best choice to download 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.
Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software.
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.
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.
After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed.
Please download and install Amazon Music app in your computer. Once installed, there are three ways to upload the converted Apple Music to it:
Once imported, you can stream Apple Music tracks to Amazon Echo with simple voice command via Alexa.
Convert Spotify Song, Playlist, or Podcast to MP3, AAC, WAV and FLAC.