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Listen to Your Music

When you want to listen to music on your device, just ask Alexa.

If a song, album, artist, genre, or playlist is not in My Music, Alexa searches the Amazon Music catalog or samples from the Digital Music Store when available.

Note: Some Alexa features and services may vary by country.

Basic Music Commands

To do this... Say this...

Adjust the volume

"Volume up / down."

"Set volume to level [number]."

Hear details about the song currently playing

"What is this?"

"Who is this?"

"What song is this?"

"Who is this artist?"

"When did this song/album come out?"

Stop the song currently playing



Play or resume paused songs or tracks



Set or cancel a sleep timer

"Set a sleep timer for [x] minutes / hours."

“Stop playing music in [x] minutes/hours.”

"Cancel sleep timer."

Go to the next or previous song*



Loop the music queue**


Shuffle songs**


"Stop shuffle."

Repeat songs***

"Repeat this song."

*Not supported: TuneIn. In addition, Pandora and iHeartRadio do not support the ability to go back to the previous song or restart a song.

**Not supported: TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Amazon Stations.

***Not supported: TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify Premium, and Amazon Stations.

Advanced Music Commands

To do this... Say this...

Play a song

"Play some music.'"

"Play the song, '[title].'"

Play an album

"Play the album, '[title].'"

Play music by an artist

"Play songs by [artist]."

Play songs by genre

"Play some [genre] music." "Play some [genre name] music from Spotify."

Play a playlist

"Listen to my [title] playlist."

"Shuffle my [title] playlist."

Discover popular local and global music

"Play the top songs in [city]."

"Play what's hot in [country]."

Play music you haven't heard in a while

"Play some [artist / genre] [songs / albums] I haven't heard in a while."

"Play a [station / playlist] I haven't heard in a while."

Play music similar to a specific song, artist, artist mood or era

"Play more like this."

"Play songs similar to [song / artist]."

"Play songs similar to [mood / era] [artist]."

Play music you've listened to recently

"Play the [artist / genre / station / playlist] I was listening to on [day]."

"Play the [artist / genre] songs I heard [yesterday (morning / afternoon) / last night]."

On Echo devices with a screen: Browse your music

"Show me my playlists."

"Show me albums by [artist]."

"Show me rock songs."

Music Services

To do this... Say this...
Play Amazon Music Unlimited

"Play [song / album / artist]."

"Play some music."

"Play [emotion] music."

"Play the song that goes [lyrics]."

"Play a playlist."

"Play brand new music."

"Play new [genre]."

"Play [decade genre]."

"Play [station name]."

"Play [playlist name]."

"Play [holiday] music."

Play Prime Music

"Play [song / album / artist] from Prime Music."

"Play some Prime Music."

"Play a Prime playlist."

"Play [station name] from Prime."

"Play [playlist name] from Prime Music."

"Play new [genre] from Prime Music."

"Play [artist] first single from Prime Music."

"Who's the lead singer for this [band]?"

"Show me [songs / playlists / genres] from Prime."

Play Spotify Premium

(only on Amazon Alexa devices)

“Play [title] from Spotify.”

“Play [title] by [artist] from Spotify.”

"Play songs by [artist] from Spotify.”

“Play music composed by [composer] from Spotify.”

“Play [playlist] from Spotify.”

“Play [genre] from Spotify.”

"Play Spotify."

"Spotify Connect. / Connect to Spotify." (enables Spotify Connect)

"Show me [songs / playlists / genres / albums] from Spotify."

Play a custom station (iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Amazon Stations)

"Play my [artist / genre] station on [Prime Music/ Pandora / iHeartRadio]."

Play a radio station (TuneIn and iHeartRadio)

"Play [station frequency]."

"Play the station [station call sign]."

"Play the station [name]."

Play a podcast or program (TuneIn and iHeartRadio)

"Play the podcast [title]."

"Play the program [title]."

Like / Dislike a song (Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and Pandora)

"Thumbs up / down."

"I [like / don't like] this song."

Skip to the next song (Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora)


Note: Free Pandora accounts are limited to six skips per hour per station. iHeartRadio accounts are limited to six skips per hour per station (for up to 15 skips per day across all custom stations). Prime Stations offer unlimited skips.

Take a frequently-played song out of the rotation (Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Stations)

"I'm tired of this song."

Create a station (iHeartRadio and Pandora)

"Make a station for [artist]."

"Create an [iHeartRadio / Pandora] station based on [artist]."

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