This summer, news has arrived: you can now play your music from Apple Music with Alexa! Is Apple opening up little by little? You can now choose Apple Music on your Amazon connected speaker.
Let’s talk about compatibility. What do you need ?
Apple Music will also work with Echo Input which allows you to have Alexa on a normally not connected speaker.
At the moment, not all countries are compatible with this new feature. Regarding French-speaking countries, Apple Music for Alexa is only available in France. You can check the list of other countries.
Step 1: configure Amazon Alexa to listen to Apple Music
Are you used to skills? The process is very similar, you may not even need us. Otherwise, we are there to support you.
Indeed, having the equipment is not enough, a small configuration is necessary.
You can download and install the skill Apple Music from Amazon or from the application:
1.1. Download, if not already done, and open the application Amazon Alexa (on your iOS or Android device);
1.2. If this is your first use, connect your Alexa device;
1.3. Press the icon in the upper left corner to open the menu;
1.4. Please select Skills and games ;
1.5. Search Apple Music and press the skill with the appropriate logo;
1.6. Squeeze Activate for use ;
1.7. Log in with your Apple ID, the one with the Apple Music subscription or who benefits from it thanks to family sharing;
1.8. Choose To allow when the screen prompts you for access.
With these simple steps, you’ve linked Alexa to your Apple Music subscription. Now you can say “Alexa, read Disney music on Apple Music”. Do you only use Apple Music? Don’t you mean “on Apple Music” every time? It can be arranged.
Step 2: Set Apple Music as the default music player
To avoid having to specify “on Apple Music” with each request, simply tell Alexa that Apple Music is your default music player.
2.1. Open Amazon Alexa ;
2.2. Access the menu then Settings ;
2.3. Find the “Alexa Preferences” category, select Music ;
2.4. In “Account settings”, tap Default services ;
2.5. Define Apple Music as your “Default Music Library” and your “Default Station”.
You can now simply say “Alexa, read Disney music” so that Alexa lets you listen to Disney music via Apple Music.
Step 3: Stop authorizing Alexa to use Apple Music
To stop using Apple Music as your default music player, just repeat the previous steps. Perform again from 2.1 to 2.4 and at the time of 2.5 you can choose another music player.
However, if you wish revoke Alexa access to Apple Music, you will have to dissociate the Apple Music skill by deactivating it. Still in the app Amazon Alexa :
3.1. Open the menu> Settings > Music ;
3.2. Please select Apple Music in “Manage services”;
3.3. Press on Disable skill ;
3.4. Squeeze Deactivate in order to validate your request.
Currently, Freebox users cannot take advantage of this feature. A ticket has been opened, do not hesitate to consult it to keep informed of the progress of Free.