3 Easy Ways to Play Apple Music on Amazon Echo

Updated by Adam Gorden on Feb 24, 2022 8:25 AM.
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Initially released in 2014 to Amazon Prime members, Amazon Echo now has already become one of the most popular speakers widely used for streaming and playing music, setting alarms, providing real time news for home entertainment. As a great music speaker, Amazon Echo provides hands-free voice control for many of the most popular music streaming services, including Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, via its virtual assistant "Alexa".

Amazon has just taken a bigger step forward and expanded the music selection on Alexa by announcing that Apple Music is coming to Amazon Echo smart speakers. That means Apple Music subscribers will be able to play Apple Music on Echo seamlessly with the Apple Music skill installed in the Alexa app. You only need to connect Apple Music account to Amazon Echo in Alexa app, the speakers will start playing music on demand. To understand it more clearly, you can follow these top 3 ways here to learn how to play Apple Music songs on Amazon Echo via Alexa with ease.

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Method 1. Listen to Apple Music on Amazon Echo with Alexa
Method 2. Stream Apple Music on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth
Method 3. Upload Apple Music to Amazon for Playback on Echos hot tip
Q&A of Amazon Echo and Apple Music
Conclusion

Method 1. Listen to Apple Music on Amazon Echo with Alexa

If you have an Apple Music account, you can simply set Apple Music as the default music streaming service in the Alexa app and link your account to start listening to Apple Music on Echo. The following guide will show you how to.

Steps to Set Apple Music as the Default Streaming Service on Alexa

1) Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.

2) Then tap the More button in three-line.

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3) Tap Settings.

4) Scroll down the list and tap Music & Podcasts.

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5) Tap Link New Service.

6) Tap Apple Music, then click the Enable to Use button.

7) Follow the instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

8) Finally, tap Change and select Apple Music as your default streaming service.

Method 2. Stream Apple Music on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth

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Because Amazon Echo also works as a Bluetooth speaker, you can stream Apple Music songs to Echo from your phone or tablet. Here we'll show you the complete guide to connect Amazon Echo to Apple Music by pairing your mobile device with Echo through Bluetooth step by step.

Step 1Activate Bluetooth Pairing on Amazon Echo

Turn on Echo and say, "Pair", Alexa lets you know that Echo is ready to pair. If you want to exit Bluetooth pairing mode, just say, "Cancel".

Step 2Connect Your Mobile Device with Echo

Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your mobile device, and select your Echo. Alexa tells you if the connection is successful.

Step 3Start to Listen to Apple Music via Echo

Once connected, you should access to your Apple Music songs on your mobile devices and start playing the music. To disconnect your mobile device from Echo, just say, "Disconnect."

Method 3. Upload Apple Music to Amazon for Playback on Echos

The other workable solution to stream Apple Music to Amazon Echo is to upload the Apple Music songs to Amazon Music. After that, you can ask Alexa to play the music and control playback with simple voice commands without using your phones or tablets any more. The best part of this method is that it enables you to enjoy Apple Music on Alexa even if you cancelled the Apple Music subscription someday.

In this case, you may doubt whether it's possible to transfer Apple Music tracks to Amazon as they are protected by DRM. That's a problem until you got some Apple Music DRM removal tools, such as ViWizard Apple Music Converter, with which you can completely remove DRM lock from the Apple Music songs and convert them from protected M4P to MP3 for any device and platform. There're 6 output formats, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B. The ID3 tags will also be saved too. Now you can download the free version of this smart software and follow the steps as below in order to upload Apple Music to Amazon Echo for playback without mobile device.

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3.1 Remove DRM from Apple Music M4P Songs

Step 1Add Apple Music Songs to ViWizard Apple Music Converter

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Open ViWizard Apple Music Converter on your computer and add the downloaded M4P tracks from Apple Music library by either clicking the Load in iTunes button on the top-left or dragging the local music files from the folder where they are saved from computer hard drive to ViWizard main window.

Step 2Set Output Format for Apple Music

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When you have added all Apple Music you need to the converter. Click the Format Panel to set the output format. Select an audio output format from the list of alternatives. You may choose MP3 as the output format here. ViWizard's audio editing tool enables users to fine-tune a few music parameters for customised audio quality. You may, for example, alter the audio channel, sample rate, and bit rate in real time. Finally, press the OK button to confirm the changes. You may also change the audio output path by clicking the three-dot icon next to the Format panel.

Step 3Start to Convert DRM-ed Apple Music to MP3

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When the songs are imported, you can select the output format such as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B according to your needs. Then you can begin to remove the DRM and convert your Apple Music songs from M4P to DRM-free formats by clicking Convert button. Once converted, click Converted button to locate the well converted Apple Music files.

3.2 Upload DRM-free Apple Music Files to Amazon

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Step 1Install Amazon Music on Computer

In order to upload Apple Music to Amazon, you need to install the Amazon Music for PC or Mac.

Step 2Upload Apple Music to Amazon Music

Once installed, open the app, then drag and drop the converted Apple Music songs from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions. Or you can select My Music at the top of the screen.

Next, select Songs, and choose the Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar. Click the upload icon next to the music you want to upload. You can see uploaded music, and music that's uploading by clicking the Uploaded filter in the left navigation sidebar.

Once the Apple Music songs are imported to Amazon Music, you can play them on Echo or Echo Show speakers with simple voice command via Alexa.

Note: You can upload up to 250 songs to My Music for free. To upload up to 250,000 songs, you can switch to an Amazon Music subscription.

Q&A of Amazon Echo and Apple Music

Why Is Alexa not Playing Apple Music?

When your Amazon Echo goes wrong, you may restart the device firstly. To restart your Echo device, disconnect it from the power source for 10 to 20 seconds before plugging it back in. What exactly is this? Then, force-quit the Alexa app on your phone and relaunch it. Play Apple Music once more to check if it works.

How Can I Play Apple Music on Alexa without Talking?

On Echo devices with a screen, use Tap to Alexa to engage with Alexa without speaking and instead of touching on-screen tiles or an on-screen keyboard. Here's the guide on how to interact with Alexa without speaking.

1) Swipe down from the top of the screen.

2) Select Settings.

3) Select Accessibility and toggle Tap to Alexa on.

Conclusion

Now you may know how to play apple music on amazon echo in 3 ways. If you are a premium user of Apple Music, you can set Apple Music as the default streaming service on your Amazon Echo with Alexa directly. But if your country doesn't support this feature, you can use ViWizard Audio Converter to download and upload Apple Music to Amazon Music. Then you can enjoy your Apple Music with Alexa without limit and you don’t have to change the default music streaming settings. The converted Apple Music can also be played on other devices as your need. Click the link below to free your Apple Music now.

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