How to Play Apple Music on Alexa

Learn how to connect Alexa to Apple Music to play songs through your home assistant.

This article goes over how to connect Apple Music to Alexa. Alexa works as an external speaker, but if you have Apple Music instead of Amazon Music, you'll want to know how to get your home assistant to connect to Apple Music. If you want to play Apple Music on Alexa, you'll need to set it up through the Alexa app. Here's how.

How to Connect Apple Music to Alexa

Amazon Echo speakers work surprisingly well for filling your house with music. However, if you prefer Apple Music to Amazon Music, you might want to play Apple Music through Alexa. To do this, you need to connect it to your Alexa app on your iPhone. You will need to make sure:

Then you can connect Apple Music to Alexa. To learn more about smart home assistants and your Apple devices, check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to connect Apple Music to Alexa:

  1. Open your Amazon Alexa app.

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  2. Tap More on the bottom right.

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  3. Tap Skills & Games.

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  4. Tap the Search icon on the top right.

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  5. Type in Apple Music and select it from the menu.

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  6. Tap Enable to Use.

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  7. Log in with your Apple ID and proceed with any authentication necessary.

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  8. When you see Access Request, tap Allow.

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  9. Tap Close.

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You can follow the prompt to set up Apple Music as the default music player in your Amazon Alexa app, or do this later in Settings. Now, just tell Alexa to play something on Apple Music and enjoy the tunes!

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Author Details

Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.