If you’re looking to circulation your own media library via an Echo device, Amazon does not make it easy. Previously, you ought to upload the tune to Amazon Music Storage for playback on Echo devices, but Amazon killed that service ultimate year. Now your nice wager is to flow by means of Bluetooth from your PC (more on that below) or connect to a provider like Plex.
As a result, the best way to pay attention to song on an Echo gadget is thru a music-streaming service. By default, your Echo will link to Amazon Music. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can snag greater than 2 million songs from Prime Music for free, or 10 million if you upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited. But you can additionally get admission to different famous services and wirelessly circulate tune to your Echo gadget from your cellular phone, tablet, or computer. Here’s how to do it.
‘Alexa, Play Some Music’
After you set up your Amazon Echo, you can link several exceptional track services, together with Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Gimme, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify Premium, Tidal, TuneIn, and Vevo.
You’ll want an account or subscription with each provider earlier than you can get right of entry to it via your Echo. With some, a free account will suffice. With others, you need to pony up for a paid subscription. Vevo affords tune videos, so it requires an Echo Show. The different offerings work with any Echo device.
Link New Services
If you prefer to listen to tune thru your favorite streaming service, you will first need to link it with Alexa. Tap the hamburger menu () in the top-left nook and go to Settings > Music. Amazon Music must already be listed. You might also see other offerings as well.
Let’s try adding a few select services. Tap the choice to Link New Service.
Choose the provider you want to be brought to the device.
Once you’re connected, you can ask Alexa to play a song (“Alexa, play Beyonce”) or select your Echo gadget within a song app and have it play there.