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DRmare Apple Music Converter

An audio converter to convert Apple Music, iTunes songs, Audible audiobooks and any audio file

  • Support to convert Apple Music, Audible audiobooks, and more audio files
  • Batch convert audio files in a fast speed with original quality kept
  • Output audio tracks to plain audio formats, like MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.
  • Allow to edit the pitch, volume, speed, ID3 tags for Audible audiobooks

How to Play Apple Music on Alexa - Best Tips

Can you play Apple Music on Alexa? Yes. Apple Music is a popular music streaming service offering millions of songs, albums, and playlists. It's available on a variety of devices, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Alexa-compatible devices.

Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon. It works on a variety of devices, including Amazon Echo devices, Echo Dot, Fire TV, and other compatible third-party devices. Alexa supports voice interaction, music playback, weather, traffic and other functions. With Apple Music Alexa integration, you can enjoy a comprehensive music library and seamlessly control your music playback with Alexa. In this article, we will show you in detail how to play Apple Music on Alexa speakers.

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Part 1. How to Connect Apple Music to Alexa

Apple Music Alexa is available in most countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand. If your country isn't on this list, you can't play Apple Music on Alexa. Also, make sure you're an Apple Music subscriber. Make sure your Alexa-enabled speaker is set up through the Amazon Alexa app on your device. Then follow the steps below to connect Alexa to Apple Music.

Step 1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iOS device.

Step 2. Tap on the 'More' tab at the bottom.

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Step 3. Choose 'Settings' and scroll down and tap 'Music & Podcasts'.

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Step 4. Tap 'Link New Service' and select 'Apple Music' from the list of available services.

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Step 5. Tap 'Enable to Use' and you need to log in with your Apple ID and password. Next, choose 'Allow'.

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Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Alexa

After knowing how to link Apple Music to Alexa, let's see how to get Alexa to play Apple Music.

After connecting Apple Music to Alexa, you can play music from your Apple Music account on any Alexa speaker. You can use voice commands to ask to play any artist, album, song, or playlist on Apple Music. Here are some examples:

"Alexa, play [song title] on Apple Music."
"Alexa, shuffle Taylor Swift's songs."
"Alexa, play Max Richter's album From Sleep."
"Alexa, play my favorite playlist in the kitchen."

Part 3. How to Set Apple Music as Default on Alexa

You can also set Apple Music as default Alexa so you don't need to say Apple Music every time. Here is how.

Step 1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app.

Step 2. Tap on 'More' > 'Settings'.

Step 3. Scroll down and tap 'Music & Podcasts'.

Step 4. Tap 'Default Services' and you can tap 'Change' to choose 'Apple Music' as the default streaming music service.

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Part 4. Alexa Won't Play Apple Music Playlist - Solved

Some people say that Alexa won't connect to Apple Music or that the Amazon Alexa voice assistant cannot play certain playlists in Apple Music. This could be due to a number of reasons, including Apple Music subscription, internet connection, and more. If you have a similar problem, please try the following solutions.

1. Make sure you have an active Apple Music subscription. Without an active subscription, you won't have access to the Apple Music library, so Alexa won't be able to play music for you.

2. Make sure your Alexa device and Apple Music account are connected to a stable internet connection. A poor internet connection may cause playback issues.

3. Restart your Alexa device and the Apple Music app on your device. Sometimes, a simple reboot can fix minor problems or temporary glitches.

4. Make sure your Apple Music account is properly linked to your Amazon account. You can also try unlinking and relinking your account. This usually resolves any authentication or synchronization issues.

5. Make sure your Alexa device and Alexa app are updated to the latest software version. Software updates often include bug fixes, so this may resolve some technical issues causing playback issues.

6. Make sure the playlist you want is synced with Sync Library. Turn on Sync Library with Apple Music so you can access your music on Alexa.

7. Make sure Apple Music is the default music streaming service for Alexa. Alexa uses Amazon Music as the default music streaming service so you need to replace it with Apple Music to start playing songs.

8. Contact Amazon customer support. If none of these steps work, you may need to contact Amazon customer support for further assistance.

Part 5. How to Play Apple Music on Alexa After Subscription Expires

Since many users have complained about Alexa and Apple Music not working properly, we have an alternative for you. With this method, you can play Apple Music on Alexa even without a subscription.

As you know, all Apple Music files are in the protected encrypted format M4P, so they can only be played in the Apple ecosystem such as iPod, iPhone or iPad. But with the development of technology, DRmare Apple Music Converter allows you to remove Apple Music protection easily. It enables you to convert Apple Music's M4P to common formats such as MP3, FLAC, AAC, etc. Afterwards, you can move your Apple Music files to any device for offline listening, including Alexa-enabled smart speakers. You can also keep your Apple Music downloads so you can listen to them without a subscription.

DRmare Apple Music Converter

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  • Easy to use, convert Apple Music files to common formats with 1 click
  • Remove protection from Apple Music, iTunes, etc.
  • Batch processing technology with a 30X faster speed
  • Listen to Apple Music on any device even without a subscription
Step 1Add Apple Music files
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Drag & drop the Apple Music files directly from iTunes or your computer to this DRmare software. You can also click the 'Add Files' button at the bottom right to browse and select Apple Music tracks for conversion.
Step 2Set Apple Music output parameters
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You can choose the output format as MP3, FLAC, AAC, MAV, M4A, or M4B. Simply click on the 'Format' icon at the bottom right and you can select the output format, playback parameters, and so on.
Step 3Batch convert Apple Music files for Alexa
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Simply click the big 'Convert' button at the bottom right and it will batch handle all Apple Music files within one click. The converting speed will reach 30X faster speed, saving you much time. After that, click the 'Converted' folder and you can view and listen to all common Apple Music files.
Step 4Play Apple Music on Alexa
Alexa-enabled speakers support many music services such as Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Apple Music, etc. Thus, you can upload the converted Apple Music files to Spotify, Amazon Music, etc. for playback. Once uploaded, just ask Alexa to play any song. Even if your Apple Music subscription expires, you can still listen to your favorite songs.

Part 6. In Conclusion

Now you know how to play Apple Music on Alexa-enabled device. All you have to do is connect your Apple Music account to Alexa and ask Alexa to play any song. If you're having any issues using Apple Music Alexa, we've also found 8 solutions for you. Even better, you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to use Apple Music with Alexa speakers even without a subscription. If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know!

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