Jul 27, 2022
Apple and Amazon are in direct competition with one another when it comes to streaming television shows. Still, the two companies collaborate to make it possible to listen to music from various brands. It is possible to play music not just via the Apple Music subscription app but also from tracks stored locally on your Apple device. Additionally, any of your Alexa-enabled devices can play your preferred playlists and music. "Alexa, can you please play something that will make me happy?" Simply saying that will cause your Echo to choose a song from Apple Music and begin playing it. All you have to do is say it. We'll walk you through the steps on how to link Apple Music to your Amazon Echo and set it as the default service.
Even if you don't pay for Apple Music, you can still build a music library by uploading or downloading files to a music app like Apple Music or iTunes and saving them there. Alexa is the best app to help you get to your music and listen to it in this situation. Alexa works well with smart speakers such as the Echo Dot and Amazon Echo because they can connect to smartphones through Bluetooth.
Step 1: Bring your iPhone or iPad close to your Echo. Tell Alexa, "Alexa, link to my iPad" or "Alexa, link to my iPhone" when it's nearby. If you have a lot of Apple devices, you can use the model number instead, but Alexa is usually smart enough to connect to the right one as long as it's close.
Step 2: Alexa will make a noise and say, "iPhone is connected to Echo." She will also say the names you gave the devices, so you know they worked. If Alexa says, she can't find your iPhone or other devices, ensure your Bluetooth is on and working.
Step 3: Start your favorite playlist on your device by opening the iTunes or Apple Music app. Your Echo should start playing your music on its own. Most of the time, Alexa will turn up the volume a bit before playing, but you can also do this yourself. The Echo and your Apple device have volume controls, but it's usually easier to change the volume at the source.
Step 4: When you're done listening to music, say "Alexa, turn off" to tell her to stop talking to your iPhone or other Apple device. Again, when the process is done, your Echo will ring to let you identify.
This is a great option if you have Apple Music and listen to a lot of music or if you don't like having to connect and disconnect your Bluetooth device all the time. Alexa can do this, but you must set up the skill first.
Step 1: Tell Alexa to use the skill for Apple Music. You can find it on the Amazon skills page. You can also search for it in the "Skills" section of your Alexa app. To do this, go to Alexa's Settings, click Music & Podcasts, and then click Music & Podcasts again. Here, you can choose "Link New Services." Click on the Apple Music icon after you've chosen it. Now click "Enable to Use," and if you have to, sign in to your Apple account.
Step 2: Make sure that everything is current. You may have seen that the rating for the Apple Music talent is not very high. Many people don't know that Apple Music differs from iTunes. People also don't know that they might have to update the Alexa app manually. To use Alexa, you'll need to sign in to your Amazon account after downloading the app.
Step 3: You may now provide specific music instructions to Alexa, such as "Alexa, play Today's Hits on Apple Music," or you can ask Alexa to play certain albums or artists. You can also add more commands, such as "Happy music" or "Sad music," to your list to suit your mood. No matter what you ask Alexa to do, you must always add "on Apple Music" at the end, so she knows which platform to use.
Step 4: If you don't want to have to say "on Apple Music" for every playlist command, you can make Apple Music your default player. So, you'll be able to ask Alexa to play any music file you want. Go back to the Settings page of the Alexa app, click on Music & Podcasts, and then click on Default Services at the top.