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How to Connect Amazon Music to Echo Dot: A Simple Guide

Amazon’s Echo Dot, known for its compact size and impressive sound, is a fantastic way to stream your favorite tunes from Amazon Music. If you’re wondering how to connect Amazon Music to Echo Dot, this guide is here to help. We’ll cover the basics and provide a step-by-step process to make this a breeze.

What is Amazon Music?

Amazon Music is a popular streaming platform offering millions of songs and playlists. With different subscription levels like Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music, it’s easy to find the perfect choice to fit your listening habits and budget.

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Getting Started: Connecting Your Amazon Music to Echo Dot

Before you start, ensure your Echo Dot is set up and connected to the internet. You’ll also need an active Amazon account.

Step 1: Download and Set up the Alexa App

To connect Amazon Music to your Echo Dot, download the Amazon Alexa app from the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices). Once downloaded, open the app and log in using your Amazon account details.

Alexa App in the App Store

In the Alexa app, tap the “More” option at the bottom right of the screen, then select “Settings.” Scroll down and tap on “Music & Podcasts.”

Music settings in the Alexa App

Here, you will see a list of different music services. Tap on “Link New Service” and select “Amazon Music.” Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Amazon Music account.

Step 3: Set Amazon Music as Your Default Music Service

If you want Alexa always to play music from Amazon Music, you must set Amazon Music as the default Music service.

Return to the “Music & Podcasts” settings to make Amazon Music your default streaming service. Under “Default Services,” tap on “Music” and select “Amazon Music.”

Now, you’re all set to enjoy your favorite tunes. Ask Alexa to play a song, and it will stream directly from Amazon Music.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Alexa not connecting to my Amazon Music?

If Alexa is having trouble connecting to Amazon Music, ensure your Echo Dot is connected to the internet. You can also try unlinking and relinking your Amazon Music account in the Alexa app. If the problem persists, restarting your Echo Dot may help.

Is Amazon Music Unlimited free with Prime?

Amazon Prime members can access Amazon Prime Music for free, offering over two million songs. However, Amazon Music Unlimited, offering over 70 million pieces, is a separate service and requires an additional subscription.

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How do I get Amazon Music to play on Echo Dot?

Once you’ve connected Amazon Music to your Echo Dot using the steps above, you can ask Alexa to play your favorite music. For example, say, “Alexa, play [song name]” or “Alexa, play .” Check out more Alexa Music Commands to find just what you’re looking for.

What other music services can I use with my Echo Dot?

Alexa supports a bunch of different services. Some of which are free, and some are paid. Learn more.


Learning how to connect Amazon Music to Echo Dot is a simple process that significantly enhances your music listening experience. You’ll have your favorite tunes playing in no time by linking your Amazon Music account to your Echo Dot via the Alexa app. Set Amazon Music as your default music service for a seamless experience and make prompting Alexa faster too.

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