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How to set up Apple Music on your Amazon Echo and Alexa

How to set up Apple Music on your Amazon Echo and Alexa

Apple Music has just arrived at Alexa in Spain, and that means that We can now listen to music on any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled smart speaker using our subscription to Apple’s streaming servicesomething that until now was only possible on the HomePod, Apple’s smart speaker.

In this article We explain step by step how to configure Apple Music in the Alexa application of your iPhone or iPad to be able to use that service on your speakers, as well as set it as the default service so that when you request music using your voice, it directly uses Apple Music.

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The setup process is straightforward, but it’s somewhat hidden within the Alexa app for iPhone or iPad. Apple Music isn’t configured within Apple’s “Settings” menu, at least not at first. It is a “skill” that we must look for and that as such appears in the “Skills and games” menu. We must search for Apple Music in the corresponding section and once found, “^Allow its use”. We must give Alexa access to our Apple Music account (obviously it is essential to have an active subscription) and follow all the steps indicated.

Once we have given access to Apple Music, it will give us the option to configure it as the default service. If we do not want to do it at that time, we can always access this section within “Settings> Music> Default services”. Now we can access the entire Apple Music catalog and our playlists from any speaker compatible with Alexa, such as the Sonos One and Beam, and of course from any model of Amazon Echo. This is undoubtedly a big step for Apple Music, with millions of Echo devices around the world, which loses one of its main limitations: not being available outside of the HomePod, a high-quality speaker but with a price that for many users It far exceeds what you plan to spend on a smart speaker.