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Ways to Listen to Music & Media on Alexa

You can use Alexa to stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more from popular streaming services or from your phone or tablet over Bluetooth. You can also upload your personal music collection from iTunes, Google Play Music, and more to your music library on Amazon and then stream your music through your Alexa device.

Streaming Music and Media Services on Amazon Alexa Devices

Video: Listening to Music & Media

Alexa supports a growing number of free and subscription-based streaming services on Amazon devices:

  • Amazon Music
  • Prime Music
  • Amazon Music Unlimited
  • Spotify Premium*
  • Pandora
  • TuneIn
  • iHeartRadio
  • Audible

*Not available on Amazon Fire TV devices or Fire tablets

Note: Some music services are not available on other Alexa-enabled products (manufactured by other companies). Check with the product manufacturer for more information.

You can ask Alexa to stream music and media directly from these services through your Alexa device. After you register an Alexa device to your Amazon account, you automatically have access to any music available in your Amazon Music library and any audiobooks available in your Audible library. Amazon Prime members can also enjoy playlists, stations, and over two million free songs. Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers have access to a catalog of tens of millions of songs.

Other services may require you to link an existing account or subscription to your Amazon account in the Alexa app. To learn more, go to Link a Third-Party Music Service to Alexa.

Note: Spotify Premium on Alexa supports Spotify Connect, which allows you to play music on your Alexa device and use the Spotify app on your phone or tablet as a remote. Learn more about Spotify Connect here.

Upload Your Music

To play your personal music from iTunes, Google Play, and more on your Alexa device, you can use Amazon Music for PC and Mac to upload your collection to My Music on Amazon from your computer. After you upload your music, you can ask Alexa to play your music and control playback with simple voice commands.

You can upload up to 250 songs to My Music for free. To upload up to 250,000 songs, you can switch to an Amazon Music subscription. To learn more, go to Change Your Amazon Music Storage Subscription.

Note: Purchases from the Digital Music Store as well as tracks from AutoRip-eligible CDs and vinyl records purchased on Amazon do not count towards the 250 song limit.

Stream Music and Media over Bluetooth

Amazon Alexa Devices support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for streaming audio over a Bluetooth connection, and the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Echo Dot also supports A2DP SRC, which allows you to stream audio from the device to a Bluetooth speaker.

To learn more about pairing Bluetooth devices, go to:

Note: Voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices (such as MacBook Air) or on other Alexa-enabled products.

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