How to make a playlist on Alexa?

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December 6, 2023

Alexa voice commands make it easier to create and listen to new music. Whether you’re creating a new playlist or adding songs to an old one, it’s easy to do that with Alexa. Once you create a new playlist there, you can ask Alexa or use the Alexa app to play it wherever you are. To make a playlist using voice prompts, you just need to follow a series of quick and straightforward commands.

How to create and edit playlists with Alexa?

  1. To begin, ask Alexa to create a playlist by saying, “Hey Alexa, create a playlist.”
  2. The voice assistant will then ask what you would like to call it. Say something like “Name the playlist Workout Jams” or “Name the playlist ’80s Rock Music”.
  3. After you’ve named the playlist, you can begin adding songs. Ask Alexa to play any song or album to add it to your newly created playlist. It’s important to note that the song you want to add must be playing. If it’s not, Alexa can’t add it to the playlist.
  4. When you’re listening to music on your Echo speaker and you hear a song you like, you can just ask Alexa to add it to your playlist.

What devices support Alexa playlists?

The functionality is compatible with any device equipped with Alexa capabilities, encompassing both Amazon Echo devices and third-party Alexa-enabled devices.

Eligible devices: Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Studio, Echo Input, Echo Spot, Echo Pop, Fire TV

What music services support creating playlists with Alexa?

Creating playlists with Alexa is only available to Amazon Music Prime and Unlimited users, including the Single Device Plan. The feature is not available for other services, such as Spotify and Apple Music.

If you prefer to manually create playlists and add songs to playlists, you can always do so through Amazon Music apps for desktop, iOS, Android, and Fire tablet.

Create an Amazon Music Playlist on iOS/Android

To create a playlist from any song’s overflow menu or Now Playing overflow menu:

  1. Tap the overflow menu .
  2. Select Add to Playlist.
  3. Click Create New Playlist.
  4. Enter the name of your new playlist and tap Save.

To make the playlist public, tap the overflow menu and select Make Playlist Public.

Create a Playlist on Amazon Music for PC and Mac

  1. Open Amazon Music app or web player and log in.
  2. Click LIBRARY – Music – Playlists.
  3. Select the + Create New Playlist option.
  4. Enter a name for your playlist, and select Save.
  5. Click on Explore & Add.
  6. Click on the More Options menu (three vertical dots icon) next to a song or album.
  7. Select the Add to playlist option.
  8. Choose the playlist you wish to add your selection to.
Create a Playlist on Amazon Music

How much does Amazon Music cost?

Amazon Music Prime in included in Amazon Prime, which costs $14.99/month or $139/year, with 30 day free trial. If you’re a Prime Member, you already have an Amazon Music account at no additional cost connected and ready to use with Amazon’s voice assistant.

Amazon Music Prime has the same music catalog as Amazon Music Unlimited but with limited features: shuffle only, no offline playback, no HD and spatial audio and limited skips on mobile.

If you want to listen to music offline or on demand, you can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for $10.99/month(Family: $15.99/month, Single Device: $4.99/month, Student: $5.99/month). Amazon Prime users can get Amazon Music Unlimited with discount at $8.99/month or $89.00/year(Family: $15.99/month or $159.00/year).

How to Download Amazon Music Playlists for Offline Playback

Amazon Music Unlimited members can download songs, albums, and playlists to listen offline. Amazon Music Prime members can only download All-Access Playlists to listen offline. 

  1. Select the playlist you want to download.
  2. Tap the More Options menu, and tap Download.

To download any songs, albums, and playlists with Amazon Music Prime, you can use Pazu Amazon Music Converter, which is developed to capture songs from Amazon Music and convert them to several audio formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, AIFF, WAV, or FLAC format. With metadata recognition technology, they can also identify and keep 100% complete metadata. You won’t lose any ID3 tags, such as artists, titles, albums, album arts, track numbers, etc. after downloading. In this way, it is easy for you to get unprotected Amazon Music and saved them onto your local device. In other words, you can now play these converted songs on any device without any limitation.