When you have just started using Amazon Alexa and Echo devices, one of the best features it offers is listening to music. Speaking of myself, some of the most used commands with Alexa are those of listening to music.
Listening to music on your Amazon Echo device using Alexa can be one of the best ways to start getting used to how Alexa services work.
In this article, you can read about Amazon Alexa music providers, simple commands, and other utilities of such music services.
Providers available for music on your Amazon Echo.
With Amazon Alexa, just using your voice, you can request different kinds of music or songs to be played. For example, you can ask for a specific song title, artist, genre, playlists, and more.
But first, you need to enable the services which provide the music.
To enable the providers you already use or new ones:
- Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
- Tap the “Play” button at the bottom.
- Scroll down, find and click “MANAGE YOUR SERVICES”.
- Here you can add new services to use by clicking “Link New Service”.
However, depending on the country you live in, you will find different services available. Some of them are Amazon Music, Spotify, Deezer, SiriusXM, TIDAL, VEVO, etc.
There are also different radio services like TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora.
Consider that Amazon Music and TuneIn skills are already enabled, and all you have to do is confirm your account.
Voice commands you can use with Alexa for music.
Depending on what music provider you use and if you have a free plan or a premium one, you have different voice commands available when asking Alexa to play music.
- “Alexa, play [genre]”.
- “Alexa, play [artist]”.
- “Alexa, play [radio station]”.
- “Alexa, play Music for [activity]”.
Meanwhile, for Spotify:
- “Alexa, play [artist/song/genre]”.
- “Alexa, play ”.
- “Alexa, play [song] by [artist]”.
- “Alexa, shuffle the playlist [name]”.
For radio services instead:
- “Alexa, play iHeart Radio”.
- “Alexa, play Pandora”.
- “Alexa, play (radio station) on TuneIn”.
- “Alexa, play [radio station] from Pandora on [Echo group]”.
These and many more commands can be used, not only for Amazon Music, but also for Spotify, Pandora, etc.
As for the free music, you can use Amazon Music free service, Spotify Free Plan, and TuneIn for radio stations. However, free services don’t offer many voice commands for you to use.
Other uses for Amazon Alexa music providers and other features to explore.
Except for asking Alexa to play music and other features, you can also control the music by asking Alexa different things. You can ask Alexa to pause playing, go to the next/previous song, go ahead/back several seconds/minutes, and repeat a song.
You can even ask it to shuffle a playlist, change the volume, or make it louder/softer.
Some other uses for Amazon Alexa music services include using it as an alarm. One simple way of doing it is by saying to your Echo device: “Alexa, wake me up to music at [time]”.
As seen above there is a lot Alexa can offer through its music services for Amazon Echo devices.
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