How to Get Alexa to Play Apple Music?

You can get Alexa to play Apple Music by linking your Apple Music account in the Alexa app and asking Alexa to play a specific song, artist, genre, or mood.

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Introduction

It’s no secret that Amazon and Apple don’t exactly see eye to eye. In fact, the two companies are more like bitter enemies, with each corporation constantly trying to one-up the other in the tech world. So it’s no surprise that Apple Music and Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices don’t play well together. However, there is a workaround that allows you to play Apple Music on an Echo device. Here’s how:

What is Apple Music?

Apple Music is a streaming service that offers access to tens of millions of songs. It’s available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. With an Apple Music subscription, you can stream over 50 million songs with no ads.

How to Set Up Apple Music

Apple Music is a streaming music service that offers access to millions of songs. You can use Apple Music with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, to play music hands-free. Here’s how to set it up.

1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen.
3. Tap Settings.
4. Tap Music & Media.
5. Tap Link New Service and select Apple Music from the list of options.
6. If prompted, enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to your Apple Music account.
7. Once you’re signed in, tap Allow to grant Alexa access to your Apple Music account.
8. That’s it! You can now ask Alexa to play music from Apple Music hands-free.

How to Use Apple Music

To get Alexa to play your Apple Music, you first need to download the Amazon Alexa app on your iOS device. Then, open the app and go to Settings. Scroll down to findMusic & Media and tap on it. Then, tap on Link New Service and selectApple Music. After that, sign in with your Apple ID and password. Once you’re signed in, you can ask Alexa to play any song, artist, or album that’s available on Apple Music.

How to Get Alexa to Play Apple Music

Assuming you have an Echo device with Alexa enabled and an Apple Music account, here’s how to get Alexa to play your favorite tunes:

1. First, open the Alexa app on your iOS or Android device and go to Settings.

2. Scroll down and select Music & Media.

3. Under Accounts, select Apple Music.

4. Follow the prompts to link your Apple Music account with Alexa.

5. Once you’ve linked your accounts, you can ask Alexa to play any song, artist, album, or playlist that’s available on Apple Music. For example, you can say “Alexa, play Taylor Swift” or “Alexa, play myWorkout playlist.”

Tips for Using Apple Music

Apple Music offers a great way to stream your favorite music. You can use Apple Music with Alexa by saying “Alexa, play music from Apple Music” or “Alexa, play [song/artist].” If you have an Echo device with a screen, you’ll also see album art and can control playback using on-screen buttons. Here are some tips for using Apple Music with Alexa:

To find out what song is playing:

-Say “Alexa, what’s playing?”
-Say “Alexa, who sings this song?”
-Say “Alexa, when was this song released?”

To control playback:

-Say “Alexa, play.”
-Say “Alexa, pause.”
-Say “Alexa, next.” or “Alexa, skip.”
-Say “Alexa, previous.” or “Alexa, back.”
-Say “Alexa, restart.” or “Alexa, start over.”
-Say “Alexa, shuffle” to turn on/off shuffle mode.

You can also enable hands-free mode so you don’t have to keep saying “Alexa” to control playback. To do this:

1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.

2. Go to Settings > Device Settings and select your Echo device.

3. Turn on Enable Hands-Free Mode.

Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble getting Alexa to play Apple Music, there are a few things you can try.

First, make sure that you have an Apple Music subscription and that you’ve linked your account to Alexa. To do this, open the Alexa app and go to Settings > Music > Link New Service. Select Apple Music and follow the prompts.

If you’ve linked your accounts but you’re still having trouble, try asking Alexa to play a specific song, album, or artist from Apple Music. For example, you can say “Alexa, play Taylor Swift from Apple Music” or “Alexa, play the album 1989 from Apple Music.”

If Alexa still can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, try disabling and re-enabling the skill. To do this, go to the Skills section of the Alexa app and tap on the apple music skill. Then tap Disable Skill and confirm. Once the skill is disabled, wait a few minutes and then re-enable it by tapping Enable Skill. After doing this, try asking Alexa to play something from Apple Music again.

Conclusion

To get started, make sure your iPhone and Echo are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then, open the Alexa app on your iPhone and go to the menu. Select “Music, Video & Books,” and then “Music Services.” From there, select “Apple Music” and sign in with your Apple ID. Once you’ve linked your accounts, you can ask Alexa to play any artist, song, album, or playlist that’s available on Apple Music.

FAQ

As of July 27, 2018, you can now ask Alexa to play Apple Music. Here’s how:

1. Make sure you have an Apple Music subscription. You can sign up for a free three-month trial at apple.com/music.
2. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone or iPad.
3. Go to Settings > Music & Media.
4. Tap on theLink New Service and select Apple Music.
5. Log in with your Apple ID and password.
6. Select the speakers that you want to use with Apple Music and tap Done.
7.(Optional) If you want to use Alexa hands-free, go to Settings > Device Options and toggle on the Hands-Free Mode switch.
7. Now you’re ready to start playing Apple Music with Alexa! Just say “Alexa, play [song or artist].”

Resources

Apple Music is a streaming service that offers access to millions of songs and other media. You can use Apple Music on your Echo device by linking your Apple Music account in the Alexa app.

To get started, open the Alexa app and go to Settings. Select Music & Media, then Link New Service. Tap Apple Music and follow the instructions to link your account.

Once you’ve linked your account, you can ask Alexa to play music from Apple Music. For example, you can say “Alexa, play Taylor Swift from Apple Music” or “Alexa, play my favorite song from Apple Music.”

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