How to play Apple Music on Alexa – Full Guide

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December 6, 2023

Amazon Alexa, also known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant technology bought by Amazon in 2013. It was first used in the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Studio and other smart speakers. Alexa app also works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android and can be used even if you don’t have an Amazon device. You can ask Alexa to play Apple Music just like you use Siri.

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Where is Apple Music for Alexa available?

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.

Here’s what you need

  • An Apple Music subscription.
  • An Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, or Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker 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.

Note: You can only use Alexa to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, or Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker. Other Alexa-enabled devices are not supported including Bluetooth gear, AirPods, no Kenwood, Bose Portable Smart Speaker, etc.

How to set up Alexa?

Here we will use Echo as example. Click here to learn more.

  1. Download or update the latest version of the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. Plug in your Echo device into an outlet. In about a minute, Alexa will greet you and let you know to complete setup in the Alexa app.
  3. Open the Alexa app and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. If you aren’t prompted to set up your device after opening the Alexa app, tap the More icon to add your device manually.
  4. Once setup is complete, say “Alexa” to wake your Echo, then ask for music, news, weather, and more.

How to connect Apple Music to Alexa?

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. In the lower-right corner, tap More.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Then tap Music & Podcasts.
  5. Next, tap Link New Service.
  6. Then select Apple Music from the list of services. If you do not see Apple Music, go back and select Default Services at the top of your screen. Then see if you can change any of them to Apple Music.
  7. Next, tap Enable to Use.
  8. Follow the instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.
  9. Next, select Allow.

How to set up Apple Music as your default music service?

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. In the lower-right corner, tap More.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll down and tap Music & Podcasts.
  5. Tap Default Services.
  6. Under Music, tap Apple Music.

How to unlink Apple Music and Alexa?

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. In the lower-right corner, tap More.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll down and tap Music & Podcasts.
  5. Under Services, tap Apple Music.
  6. Tap Disable Skill.

How to ask Alexa to play Apple Music?

Say something like “Alexa, play Today’s Hits on Apple Music,” or “Alexa, play Ariana Grande on Apple Music.”

How to pair iPhone to Amazon devices via Alexa app?

You can pair your iPhone with any of Amazon’s smart speakers like the Echo, Echo Dot, and more via Bluetooth.

  1. Put your Amazon devices (Echo, Echo Dot, etc.) into pairing mode.
  2. Open the Alexa app, and tap Devices.
  3. Tap Echo&Alexa.
  4. Select your device from the list. Tap Bluetooth Devices – Pair a New Device.
  5. The next time you want to connect, simply enable Bluetooth on your iPhone and speaker and say “Pair Bluetooth.”

Which devices offer Alexa integration?

Alexa is a versatile voice assistant that is available on a wide range of devices, including Echo speakers, smart displays, headphones, TVs, and even cars. It can control smart home devices, access music, make calls, and more, all while providing a seamless and convenient experience for users.

How to play Apple Music on Echo via Alexa?

  1. Bring your Apple Device close to your Echo and say “Alexa, connect to my iPhone,” or “Alexa, connect to my iPad.”
  2. Open Apple Music app and play some music. Your songs should automatically begin to play on your Echo device.
  3. When you are finished playing music, say, “Alexa, disconnect from iPhone,” or whatever Apple device you may be using.

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How to play Apple Music on Alexa without subscription?

If you don’t have Apple Music subscription, but have purchased songs on your Mac, PC or smartphone, you can stream your music library to an Echo device using a Bluetooth connection. However, if you can download Apple Music songs to MP3 before subscription expires, you can still stream Apple Music songs on Alexa as Alexa also supports local music.

My Media for Alexa lets you voice control and stream music from your home media collection to your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot device. To get started, visit and click the Download link to install the My Media for Alexa app on the computer that contains your home media library or iTunes library.

Once My Media for Alexa is installed on your computer, launch it and log in your Amazon account. Now you need to convert Apple Music songs to MP3 to play with My Media for Alexa.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you download any Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

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

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

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

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

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

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3

Launch My Media for Alexa on your computer and log in your Amazon account. Click Watch Folders – Add Folder and select above output folder to let My Media for Alexa scan all downloaded Apple Music mp3 songs. My Media for Alexa will automatically index your music and make it available to Alexa.

After the process, click Songs on the left side and you will find all songs.

Now just ask Alexa to play your music, for example: “Alexa, ask My Media to play music by Michael Jackson” The first time you invoke My Media you may be asked to link My Media with your Amazon account – use the Alexa companion app to do this and please ensure you use the same Amazon account you used when you installed the My Media app on your computer.

Watch this video if you have any confusions.