Your Amazon Echo has many skills and abilities, but his career as a disc jockey is probably top of the list. Their echo allows you to hear music in different ways and from different sources. The process is the same for every device.
If you want to stream your own library through an echo device, Amazon does not make it easy. Previously, you could upload music to Amazon Music Storage to play it on Echo devices, but Amazon ended that service last year. Now it's best to stream from your PC via Bluetooth (more on that below) or connect to a service like Plex.
Therefore, you can listen to music on an echo device easiest via a music streaming operation. By default, your echo will be linked to Amazon Music. If you are a subscriber of Amazon Prime you can purchase for free more than 2 million songs from Prime Music or $ 1
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After you set up your Amazon Echo, you can link various music services including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Gimme, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify Premium, Tidal, TuneIn and Vevo.
You must have an account or subscription with each service before you can access it through your echo. For some, a free account is sufficient. For others, you must sign up for a paid subscription. Vevo offers music videos, so an echo show is required . The other services work with every echo device.
Link New Services
If you want to listen to music through your favorite streaming service, you must first connect to Alexa. At the top left, tap the Hamburger Menu () and go to Settings> Music . Amazon Music should already be listed. You may also see other services.
Let's try adding some selected services. Tap the option to associate a new service.
Select the service you want to add to the device.
Once connected, you can ask Alexa for music ("Alexa, Beyonce play") or your echo device in select a music app and let it play there. To connect some special music apps:
If you want to add Pandora to your Echo device, tap on it in the Connect New Service menu. On the Pandora Skills page, tap the Enable to Use button.
Enter the credentials that you use with Pandora and authorize the Ask Alexa to access your account , Once your account is set up on the device, you will return to the Pandora page with the capabilities to learn that the service has been successfully linked. Tap Done and you can start listening to music.
To echo Spotify, you need a paid Spotify Premium subscription that costs $ 9.99 per month. Tap Spotify to link the account to Alexa. Sign in to your Spotify account and touch Agree to give Alexa access to your Spotify data.
Tap the entry for Deezer. On the Deezer Skills page, tap the Activate button to add the service to your device.
Log in to your Deezer Then tap the Accept button to grant Alexa permission to your Deezer Account. On the confirmation page that Deezer was successfully linked, tap Done and begin playback. When you're done, you can set a specific service as the default for both music and radio stations. Scroll to the bottom of the music page in the Alexa app. You should see all the new services you added earlier.
Tap Default Services and select the service you want to set as the default for music and radio stations. You can mix and match as you like.
Now ask Alexa to play a song, an album, an artist, a genre. Station or other item from some of the services you have added. Usually, you must specify the name of the service you want to use when you ask Alexa to play something. However, if you set the service as the default, this is not required.
Normally you would normally need to "Alexa, play the Rolling Stones from Apple Music" or "Alexa, play the messages from iHeartRadio." However, if you set a particular service as the default, Alexa will automatically switch to that service without you To provide name.
Browsing Radio Selection
If you have played music from a particular service, tap the Hamburger icon ([19459009)]) in the Alexa app and select Activity. Select a service and tap the link to search it. Only certain services like iHeartRadio and TuneIn display this link. Tap to see the different types of music channels offered by the service.
You can also send music from your mobile device via Bluetooth to your echo stream.
If your phone or tablet is nearby, say "Alexa, pair". Your echo then switches to pairing mode. Open the Bluetooth settings screen on your device and wait for the echo to appear in the list of available devices for pairing. It should appear as Echo-XXX. Touch the name to associate your device with the echo. Once the two devices are connected, Alexa announces the connection.
To pair your mobile device with your echo from the Alexa app, tap Devices> Echo & Alexa and then pair the desired echo device with your phone or tablet.
In the "Connected Devices" section, tap on the "Pair Alexa Gadget" entry. Then open the Bluetooth settings screen on your mobile device and tap the name listed for your echo. Your echo will then be connected.
If you open a music app on your phone or tablet now, you can have it Play your echo device , You can then control playback on your mobile device or through conversations with Alexa.
Disconnect from mobile device
To disconnect your echo from your mobile device, say "Alexa Disconnect from [name of device] ". Alexa answers "Now separated from [name of device]." To reconnect, say "Alexa, connect with [name of device]." Alexa answers "Searching." Now linked to [name of device]. "
You can also disconnect from the Alexa app. Open the screen for your Echo device and tap the entry for Bluetooth devices. Tap the down arrow next to your device name and select Disconnect.
Stream from a Computer  You can also stream music from your computer to your Echo device. As an example, let's use a Windows 10 computer. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your PC. Go to Amazon Alexa Page and log in with your Amazon account. Navigate to Settings and click on the name of your echo device.
Select Bluetooth and click Pair a new device to connect the computer to your echo.
If your computer appears in the list of devices to pair, select it. You should then receive a notification in Windows 10 asking you to pair the device. Click Allow. After pairing, close the Pair Device window.
Now you can listen to music from iTunes, Windows Media Player or If you hear another audio program on your PC, you will hear how the sound is passed through your echo.
Disconnecting from a Computer
To disconnect, return to your computer's Bluetooth Settings screen, click the name of the echo, and then click the Disconnect button. To reconnect in the future, click the Connect button.