Connect Apple Music with Alexa

Alexa has changed the way we listen to music today. With just a short voice command, she can play any of your favourite tunes, search for new songs via numerous music services and libraries and lower or increase volume, all without you lifting a finger. In this article we’re going to explain how you can connect Alexa and your Apple Music account simply by adjusting some settings and connecting a little machine featuring Alexa.

N.B. Apple Music and Alexa are not compatible worldwide. Some of the countries where this service is available include: Austria, Australia, Brasil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the US.

Connecting Apple Music and Alexa

You need an iOS or Android device with an Apple Music account already activated as well as an Alexa-compatible device such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV or a Sonos speaker. Once set up, you’re ready to continue.

Next step is to make sure you have the latest version of both Apple Music and the Amazon Alexa app installed on your devices.

Launch the Alexa app and click on the Menu button in the upper left corner. Select Settings and then Alexa Settings. Finally click on Music.

Click on Link New Service, select Apple Music and then confirm with Enable To Use. Now all you have to do is sign in with your Apple ID and your Apple-Music account will be connected to Alexa.

Getting Alexa to play songs on Apple Music

In order to make Alexa react to your commands and play the songs, albums or playlists of your choice from Apple Music, you just have to verbally tell her what music you want to listen to. For example, you can try a phrase like “Alexa, play my Katy-Perry-playlist from Apple Music”. If you select Apple Music as your default music service, a simple “Alexa, play Waka Waka from Shakira” will suffice.

Deactivate Apple Music on Alexa

If/when you no longer wish to have Apple Music connected to Alexa, simply re-enter Alexa’s Settings as described above. When you select Apple Music, various options will appear and you need to select Deactivate Link to end the connection between Apple Music and Alexa.

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