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How to play Apple Music with Alexa on an Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo Show with Apple Music
Amazon Echo Show with Apple Music (Image credit: Clinton Bowman / Android Central)

Apple Music made its way to the Alexa Skill ecosystem this past December, meaning that everyone who has an Amazon Echo device can now enjoy their Apple Music subscriptions on their smart speakers. Here's how to set up Apple Music on your Alexa-powered device.

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How to set up Apple Music on your Echo device

  1. Open the Alexa App.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Skills and Games.Source: Clinton Bowman / Android Central

  1. Tap the search icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Type in Apple Music in the search menu.
  3. Tap on the Apple Music icon that pops up.
  4. Tap Enable to Use.Source: Clinton Bowman / Android Central

  1. Log in to your Apple account using your Apple ID username and password.
  2. (If you have 2-Factor Authentication Enabled) Enter your six-digit verification code on the following screen.
  3. Tap Allow on the Access Request screen that follows.Source: Clinton Bowman / Android Central

  1. Go back to the Settings screen in your Alexa app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Music.
  3. Scroll down to Account Settings and tap on Default Services.
  4. Choose Apple Music for your Default Music Library and Default Station.Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

  1. Enjoy your Apple Music subscription on your Echo device!

At this point, once the setup is complete, you can stream your collection of music from Apple Music to whatever Echo device or Alexa speaker you own.

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With the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen), you are no longer limited to just voice options. The Echo Show becomes like a true assistant and fixture in your home. To-do lists, calendars, weather updates, security hub, live TV, in-the-kitchen assistance, the possibilities are near endless with Amazon's premier Echo digital assistant.

Additional Equipment

Apple Music logo official render

Apple Music logo official render (Image credit: Apple)

Apple Music (opens in new tab) (From $10 per month at Apple)

Apple Music is one of the top streaming services and can be easily connected to and controlled by Alexa through your Echo and Fire devices.

Echo Dot Plum official render

Echo Dot Plum official render (Image credit: Amazon)

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (opens in new tab) ($35 at Amazon)

The Echo Dot is the lower-end option, but it isn't necessarily "lower-end." It does everything the Echo does, albeit with a smaller speaker.

Amazon Echo 3rd Gen Twilight Blue official render

Amazon Echo 3rd Gen Twilight Blue official render (Image credit: Amazon)

Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) (opens in new tab) ($100 at Amazon)

The flagship device of the Amazon Echo family, the Echo can be a staple in anyone's home, capable of room-filling sound, and access to a multitude of streaming music services.

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.