How to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

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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 today, giving iPhone and iPad owners the option to pump out their favorite jams without signing up for an Apple Music competitor like Spotify Premium.

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

Just a couple taps and you're done setting up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers
Just a couple taps and you’re done.
Photo: Cult of Mac

Amazon originally said Apple Music would become available on the Echo starting December 17, so today’s launch comes as 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 just need 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, 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.