How To Play A Specific Song On Alexa?
- Randall Mullins
Download Article Download Article This wikiHow teaches you how to play music on Alexa using popular music services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. Once you’ve linked your music accounts you can select one to be your default music service and begin using voice commands to play music on your Alexa enabled device.
- 1 Open the Alexa app. On your Android or iOS phone, open the mobile Alexa app and sign in to your Amazon account. It’s the light-blue app with a white outline of a speech bubble.
- Make sure you are signed in to the same Amazon account that you registered your Alexa device with.
- 2 Tap ☰, It’s the three-lined icon in the top-left corner of the screen. This opens a pop-out menu on the left side of the screen. Advertisement
- 3 Tap Music, Video, & Books, It’s the first option in the menu under your account name at the top.
- 4 Select the music service you want to link. It’s in the “Music” section of the page. Tap any of the following music services you want to link to your Alexa device:
- Amazon Music
- 5 Tap link your account now, Follow the steps to link your account, this usually just involves signing into your account for the music service you subscribe to.
- 1 In the Alexa App, tap ☰, it’s in the top-left corner of the screen.
- 2 Tap Settings, It’s the second from last option at the bottom of the screen.
- 3 Tap Music & Media, It’s the first option in the “Alexa Preferences” section.
- 4 Tap Choose Default Music Services, It’s the blue button at the bottom of the page.
- 5 Choose a default music library. Choose the streaming service you want to be the default if so you can use voice commands without having to specify which service to use.
- The only options available are the services that are already installed.
- 6 Choose a default station service. Choose the station (radio) service (like Pandora or iHeartRADIO) that you want to be default so you can use voice commands without having to specify which service to use.
- The only options available are the services that are already installed.
- 7 Tap Done, It’s the blue button at the bottom of the page.
- 1 Say “Alexa”, Say the wake command to wake Alexa and she will begin listening for your next command.
- The default wake command is “Alexa,” but if you’ve changed it to “Echo,” “Amazon,” or some other command, then use the wake command you previously set.
- 2 Ask Alexa to play any artist, song, album or genre. If you don’t specify what music service to play the music with, Alexa will use whatever service is set at the default.
- For example, you could say, “Alexa, play Incense and Peppermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock on Spotify,” or “Alexa, play 60s music on Amazon.”
- Saying just an artist’s name will shuffle songs by that artist for you to listen to.
- 3 Use playback controls with Alexa. Much like you would control your stereo or a music app on your phone, you can also use voice commands as playback controls.
- Pause, resume, and stop : You can say, “Alexa, pause,” “Alexa, resume,” and “Alexa, stop.”
- Skip a song or go back to the previous song : You can say “Alexa, skip,” “Alexa, next song/track.” or “Alexa, previous song/track.”
- Adjust the volume : You can say, “Alexa, volume up/down,” or “Alexa, volume “,
- 4 Ask about the song currently being played.
- “Alexa, what is this song?”
- “Alexa, what album is this?”
- “Alexa, who plays this song?”
- “Alexa, what year did this song come out?”
- 5 Use commands to help you find new music or music you’ve listened to before.
- “Alexa, play the top songs in Chicago.”
- “Alexa, play the top songs in France.”
- “Alexa, play more like this.”
- “Alexa, play songs similar to Portugal the Man.”
- “Alexa, play some Beatles songs I haven’t heard in a while.”
- “Alexa, play the music I was listening to on Wednesday.”
- “Alexa, play what I was listening to yesterday morning.”
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- If you are an Amazon Prime member, this gives you access to Prime Music, so as long as you used your Prime account to set up your Alexa device, you can ask Alexa to play any song, artist or genre in the Prime Music library without any additional setup.
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Why won t Alexa play a specific song?
4. Check Subscription – You need to have an active subscription to either Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited to play songs with Alexa. If you don’t have an active subscription, Alexa will not play the requested songs. To view your current subscription details, follow these steps: Step 1: Open the Amazon website for your country and log in with your account details. Step 3: You will find all your active subscriptions listed here.
Can I ask Alexa to play a particular song?
Can you ask Alexa to play a specific song on Spotify? To do this, say ‘Alexa, Spotify Connect’ to the specific speaker you want to listen to music on and follow the instructions that Alexa gives you (Open Spotify on your phone and select the playback device from the list).
Can Amazon Alexa play any song?
‘Alexa, Play Some Music’ – After you set up your Amazon Echo, you can link several different music services, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, Vevo, and Global Player. You’ll need an account with each service before you can access it through your Echo.
Can Alexa play songs from YouTube music?
How to Play YouTube Music on Amazon Echo Amazon has one of the best smart speaker lineups with Echo devices. There are different Echo speakers at different price points to work with various third-party apps and accessories. One notable omission from the list is Google’s YouTube Music service. You can always connect your Amazon Echo to a smartphone via Bluetooth and play YouTube Music on it. Amazon has offered required APIs to developers to integrate a music streaming service with Alexa on Echo. Popular names like Apple Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Apple Podcasts already support Alexa. Google hasn’t boarded the Alexa train yet. You need to use the Bluetooth trick to play YouTube on Amazon Echo.
Why does Alexa only play certain songs?
Why does Alexa play samples? Syncing issues – Alexa can only play samples of music when you’re not connected to a streaming service, because you only have access to free “snippets” of content. If you want to play a full song, playlist, or album, you need access to a streaming service capable of storing the songs you want to listen to.
- Because Alexa is designed by Amazon, the default streaming service you’ll be connected to when you purchase your speaker is Amazon Prime.
- If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, you’ll struggle to get access to the music you love.
- If you do have an account, you can simply connect your Alexa device to the account on your smartphone to start accessing playlists.
Amazon automatically searches through the ‘music account’ connected to your Amazon Echo or Dot. If you don’t have access to Amazon Prime, or a selectioin of digital albums, only a sample of the track will be available. Sometimes, you can still have temporary syncing issues preventing Alexa from playing a full song even when you are connected.