Alexa, Amazon’s popular voice assistant, is known for its versatility and ability to make tasks more straightforward and convenient. But that versatility can sometimes be troublesome, especially when connecting to other services you use, like Apple Music. In this guide, we’ll explore whether Alexa works with Apple Music, how to set it up, and how you can enjoy your favorite tunes seamlessly. Let’s dive in!
Table of Contents
- Does Alexa Work with Apple Music?
- Using Alexa with Apple Music
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does Alexa Work with Apple Music?
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, the good news is that Alexa does indeed work with Apple Music. With a few simple steps, you can integrate your Apple Music account with your Alexa-enabled devices and enjoy your personalized playlists, albums, and more. Here’s how:
Step 1: Enable the Apple Music Skill
To get started, make sure you have the Alexa app installed on your smartphone or tablet. Open the app and follow these steps:
- Tap on the More icon (three horizontal lines) in the screen’s bottom-right corner.
- Select “Settings” from the menu.
- Select “Music & Podcasts”
- Select “Link New Service”
- Select “Apple Music”
- Press the “Enable” button to enable the skill.
Step 2: Link Your Apple Music Account
Once you’ve enabled the Apple Music skill, you’ll need to link your Apple Music account to your Alexa account. Follow these steps:
- Tap the “Link Account” button on the Apple Music skill page.
- You’ll be redirected to an Apple Music login page. Enter your Apple ID and password.
- Review and grant permission for Alexa to access your Apple Music account.
- To complete the linking process, tap the “Authorize” or “Allow” button.
Step 3: Set Apple Music as Your Default Music Service
Unless you want to always say “play X on Apple Music,” you’ll want to set Apple Music as the default music service. To make Apple Music your default music service on your Alexa devices, follow these steps:
- Open the Alexa app and tap on the menu icon.
- Select “Settings” from the menu.
- Scroll down and choose “Music & Podcasts.”
- Select “Default Services.”
- Tap “Apple Music” and set it as your default music service.
By the way, Alexa can link to Spotify too.
Using Alexa with Apple Music
Now that you’ve linked your Apple Music account to Alexa, it’s time to explore how you can interact with the service using voice commands. Here are some common commands to get you started:
- “Alexa, play [song/artist/playlist] on Apple Music.”
- “Alexa, shuffle my Apple Music library.”
- “Alexa, skip this song.”
- “Alexa, pause Apple Music.”
- “Alexa, resume Apple Music.”
Looking for more? Check out 7 New Music Commands
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I control Apple Music playback on multiple Alexa devices simultaneously? You can control Apple Music playback on multiple Alexa devices throughout your home. Use voice commands to play, pause, or skip songs on any connected Alexa device.
Can I use Apple Music with Alexa on third-party devices? Apple Music works with Alexa on various third-party devices, such as Sonos speakers, Echo Dot, or Fire TV Cube. Ensure you have the Alexa app installed on your device and follow the setup process mentioned earlier.
Do I need an Apple Music subscription to use it with Alexa? Yes, an active Apple Music subscription is required to use the service with Alexa. If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up for Apple Music through the Apple Music app or website.
Learn more directly from Apple.
With the integration of Apple Music and Alexa, you can enjoy your favorite tunes via Alexa without lifting a finger. Following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly link your Apple Music account with Alexa and control your music with just your voice. Now, relax, and let Alexa fill your space with the sounds you love!
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