How to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo/Echo Dot

Apple Music is supported on all the usual Echo devices, including the regular Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Studio, and Echo Show. On the Fire TV end, Apple Music works with the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Once you link Apple Music to Alexa, you can tell your device to play whatever music you want to hear. But you can also wirelessly stream music to your Echo device from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Here's how.

If you are considering putting the Alexa voice assistant in every room of your home, the new Echo Dot is the most compelling and affordable case for choosing Alexa. It is small, but it allows you to make calls, control your smart home and play the occasional song or two. In terms of call quality and improved audio, it is one of the best smart speakers on the market for you. In addition to its low price-point, the Echo Dot is capable of playing music from Apple Music.


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Option 1. Play Apple Music on Echo with Alexa

The easiest way to play Apple Music on an Amazon Echo device is with Alexa. You can play Apple Music with Alexa by setting up Apple Music as a music source and then using voice commands to control playback.

1. Link Your Apple Music Account to the Alexa App:

What you need

  • An Apple Music subscription.
  • An Amazon Echo that you already set up with the Amazon Alexa app on your iOS or Android device.
  • The iOS or Android device that you already set up with Alexa. Make sure that you update to the latest iOS and Amazon Alexa app.

To make Alexa work with Apple Music, you should just have to jump into the iOS/Android Alexa app and link up your account. Here is how to link Apple Music to Alexa. Apple Music subscription is required.

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the More tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Music & Podcasts.
  4. Tap Link New Service, then tap Apple Music.
  5. Tap Enable to Use.
  6. Follow the instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

Once you link Apple Music through the Alexa app, the service can be used with whatever devices are connected to your account.

2. Set Apple Music as the Default Music Service:

In the same "Music & Podcasts" settings section, you can set Apple Music as your default music service. This ensures that when you request music without specifying a source, Alexa will use Apple Music.

3. Use Voice Commands:

After setting up Apple Music, you can use voice commands to control playback. For example:

  • "Alexa, play [song/artist/album] on Apple Music."
  • "Alexa, shuffle my Apple Music playlist [playlist name]."
  • "Alexa, play some [genre] music on Apple Music."
  • "Alexa, pause."
  • "Alexa, skip to the next track."
  • "Alexa, volume up/down."

4. Creating Playlists:

You can also create playlists in your Apple Music app and ask Alexa to play them by name.

5. Controlling Music Playback from the Alexa App:

You can control playback and manage your Apple Music playlists using the Alexa app on your mobile device.

Why can't I get Apple Music on Alexa?

Apple Music for Alexa is available only in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

Option 2. Stream From Your Phone Via Bluetooth

1. Open the Bluetooth settings screen on your device.
2. With your phone or tablet nearby, say "Alexa, pair,"
3. Wait for the Echo to show up in the list of devices available for pairing.
4. Tap the name to connect your device with the Echo.

Now play Apple Music songs on your phone or tablet, the audio will play through your Echo device. You can then control playback with your mobile device or by talking to Alexa.

If you have an active Apple Music subscription, you can easily play Apple Music on Amazon Echo/Echo Dot by the above method. However, Apple Music for Alexa is only available in 6 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. When you cancel Apple Music subscription, or your country doesn’t support Apple Music Alexa, how to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo/Echo Dot? To solve the problem, you need to convert Apple Music to a common format, then you can transfer and play them anytime and anywhere.

Option 3. Download Apple Music to MP3 and Stream From a Computer

First, connect your Mac, PC to an Echo device using Bluetooth.

Method 1:

1. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your PC.
2. Go to the Amazon Alexa page and sign in with your Amazon account.
3. Navigate to Settings and click the name of your Echo device.
4. Select Bluetooth and click Pair a New Device to link the computer with Echo.
5. When your computer appears in the list of devices to be paired, select it.
6. Play music from iTunes, Windows Media Player, or any other audio program on your PC and hear the sound piped through your Echo.

Method 2:

1. Open the Settings app on your PC, Mac, or smartphone, and navigate to the Bluetooth option. Make sure it's switched on.
2. Tell Alexa, "Connect to a new Bluetooth device."
3. From your smartphone or computer, click the Echo option once it appears in the device list to establish a connection.
4. Any content you play through your device, including your iTunes library, will now stream to Alexa.

As you can see from above steps, you can stream local music from your computer to Amazon Echo devices. So download Apple Music to mp3 and stream them from your computer if Apple Music for Alexa is not available in your country. Another benefit of this method is that you can still stream the songs even after Apple Music subscription as you have saved them to your computer in DRM-free format.

Pazusoft Apple Music Converter is highly recommended by many iTunes and Apple Music users. It is designed to convert Apple Music songs to MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAC, or other popular formats with lossless quality kept. By using Pazusoft Apple Music Converter, you can keep your favorite Apple Music songs on your Echo Dot, and enjoy them even your subscription ends. The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you on how to play Apple Music on Echo Dot via Pazusoft Apple Music Converter.

About Pazusoft Apple Music Converter

Download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, etc.

  • Download Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.
  • Multiple formats.
  • 100% lossless quality.

Part 1 Download Apple Music to MP3 format

Here's how to download songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to MP3.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Click the key icon to activate the full version if you have purchased a license, otherwise you can only use the trial version.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Log in your Apple Music account

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

sign in Apple Music account

Step 3 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music song format

Here you can also customize song name format with any combination of Playlist Index, Track Number, Title, Artist and Album.

file name format

Or set Pazu Apple Music Converter to archive output song with Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

organize songs

Step 4 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

open a playlist

Step 5 Add songs

Click the Add button to select songs for converting.

add songs

All songs in the playlist or album are selected by default. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Convert button.

open a playlist

If you are using the trial version, you will get below pop-up window indicating trial version limitations, just click Try if you haven't purchased a license.

trial version

The songs you selected will be downloaded to the format you want.

convert Apple Music songs

After conversion, click to quickly locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs.

convert Apple Music songs

Click to view all downloaded songs. You can check them by converted date, artist or album.

convert Apple Music songs

Part 2 How to upload converted Apple Music to Amazon Music?

  1. Download and install the Amazon Music desktop software( Enter your Amazon account’s details to open your Amazon Music library.
  2. Select “Upload” in the “Your Library” tab. Then drag and drop converted Apple Music files from the output folder into the app window. You can also click “Select Files” or “Select Folder” to browse your music.
  3. After selecting music to import, start uploading. Wait for it to complete.
  4. When the music uploads successfully, open your Amazon Music library and check for your imported songs.

Now, you can listen to the imported music on your Echo Dot.