How to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

Amazon Alexa
The Echo finally plays nice with Apple Music.
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Amazon’s Alexa speakers can finally connect to your Apple Music account.

Support for Apple Music on the Amazon Echo was rolled out to owners today, giving iPhone and iPad owners the option to pump out their favorite jams without signing up for an Apple Music competitor.

Getting the new Apple Music integration up and running is ridiculously easy, but we’ll walk you through the entire process.

Apple Music
Just a couple taps and you’re done.
Photo: Cult of Mac

Amazon originally said that Apple Music would be available on the Echo starting on December 17, so today’s launch is a bit of a surprise. The addition lets you use Alexa to pull up your favorite Apple Music albums, artists and playlists, kind of like you do on a HomePod.

To add Apple Music to your Alexa, follow these steps:

1 – Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone
2 – Go to the Skills & Games page.
3 – Search for Apple Music
4 – Tap enable.
5 – Sign into Apple Music.
6 – Tap “Allow” when prompted to link your account.

Boom! Now you’re ready to rock to all your favorite Apple Music playlists on your Alexa speaker.

To play tunes from Apple Music you’ll have to give your speaker commands like “Alexa, play Nipsey Hussle on Apple Music.” If you don’t want to have to say the “on Apple Music” part at the end of each command, you’ll need to set Apple Music as the default streaming service.

Here’s how you do that:

1 – Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone
2 – Go to Music Settings
3 – Navigate to the Default Music Library section.
4 – Select Apple Music

That’s it. Your Amazon Echo is now an Apple Music loving speaker.

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