How to Play Apple Music on Alexa Device

Summary
Are you finding a way to listen to Apple Music on Alexa Device? In this article, we will show you 2 ways to play Apple Music on Alexa Device, you can connect Apple Music to Alexa Device directly, or convert Apple Music to MP3 then upload to Amazon Music for enjoying freely.

“I just bought an Amazon Echo Dot 4th gen. How can I play Apple Music on Alexa devices?”

Speaking of Alexa Device, you may not be familiar with the name. But you must be familiar with Amazon Echo. Actually, Alexa is a virtual assistant for Amazon Echo or other Amazon smart speakers, just like Siri on iOS devices. You can send voice commands to Alexa, such as set timers, get weather report, listen to audiobooks, etc. So can you play Apple Music on Alexa devices? Generally speaking, when you ask Alexa to ‘play a song’, your Amazon smart speaker will playing songs from Amazon Music by default. Don’t worry, the following article will show you 2 ways to play Apple Music on Alexa devices.

Related Article: How to Play Spotify Music on Alexa Devices.

Part 1. How to Connect Apple Music to Alexa Device?

If you want to listen to Apple Music on Alexa speaker via voice commands directly, you can change the default streaming service from Amazon Music to Apple Music. Here are the easy steps on how to connect Apple Music to Alexa speaker.

# 1. Launch Alexa App on your phone or tablets, and log into your Amazon account and connect with Alexa device. (If you don’t have install the Alexa App, you can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.) Hit on ‘Menu’ option from top-left. Select ‘Settings’ > ‘Music & Podcasts’, and scroll down the App and click the ‘Link New Service’.

alexa link new services

# 2. Then choose ‘Apple Music’ from the services list, tap ‘Enable to Use’. And sign in with your Apple ID and password. After that, tap on ‘Allow’ button.

link apple music to alexa

# 3. Then, tap ‘Close’ button. Click ‘Visit Music Settings’ > ‘Change’ > ‘select’ Apple Music as default streaming service.

set apple music as default music on alexa

Now, you are able to listen to Apple Music on Alexa devices by connecting Apple Music to Alexa. You can just say ‘Alexa, play [song name] on Apple Music’ to play Apple Music on Alexa speakers, such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Studio, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Dot, etc.

Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Alexa Device? (Best)

In the previous part, we have taught you how to connect Apple Music to Alexa speaker, and you are able to listen to Apple Music on Alexa device during the Apple Music subscription. Once you canceling your Apple Music subscription, you will not be able to play Apple Music on Alexa speaker via voice commands. Worse, you cannot upload downloaded Apple Music songs to Amazon Music to listen to Apple Music on Alexa devices. That is because Apple Music has DRM encryption, which prevents Apple Music tracks from being transferred and copied to non-Apple-authorization platforms and devices.

Here we will introduce you a powerful tool to assist you remove DRM protection and convert Apple Music to MP3 or other popular formats. Then you can unload unprotected Apple Music tracks to Amazon Music and listen to Apple Music on Alexa devices freely!

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a profession-grade assistant to help you play Apple Music on Alexa speakers. By using it, you can not only remove the DRM protection from Apple Music tracks, but also convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, etc. After that, you can upload the converted Apple Music songs to Amazon Music effortlessly, and listen to Apple Music on Alexa speakers with ease. Besides that, you can upload unprotected Apple Music tracks to Google Drive, One Drive, etc. for backup or free enjoyment. Moreover, TunesBank Converter is able to keep the converted Apple Music tracks on your local drive permanently even if you cancel the subscription. In this way, you can enjoy them at anytime, anywhere without interruption.

Main Features of TunesBank Apple Music Converter:

  • Delete the DRM protection from Apple Music, iTunes contents.
  • Convert Apple Music tracks to MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, FLAC, etc.
  • Upload converted Apple Music to Amazon Music, Spotify, etc.
  • Up to 10X converting speed and allows to multi-task conversion.
  • Remain original sound quality, ID3 tags and metadata information.
  • Listen to Apple Music on Alexa speaker, Amazon Echo, Google Home.

Guide: Convert Apple Music to MP3 for Playing on Alexa Device

In the following tutorial, we will show you how to convert Apple Music to MP3 via TunesBank Apple Music Converter. After that, you can get DRM-free Apple Music files, and upload them to Amazon Music. Then you are able to play Apple Music on Alexa speaker through Amazon Music.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter
Firstly, download and install TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your computer. Then launch the TunesBank, and Apple Music App (MacOS 10.15 Catalina) or iTunes App will be launched automatically.

launch tunesbank apple music converter

Step 2. Add Apple Music Tracks to TunesBank
Click the ‘Playlist’ button on the left column, the Apple Music tracks will load in the main interface of TunesBank. Here you are able to pick desired Apple Music tracks and tick the checkbox in front of each song.

add apple music files to tunesbank

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
Press the “Output Settings” button to select MP3 as output format, because MP3 is widely used music files format. You can also customize the Output Quality, Codec, Bit rate, Sample rate and Channel according to your needs.

set mp3 as output format

Step 4. Start to Convert Apple Music to MP3
After settings, tap on “Convert” button to convert Apple Music to MP3 without losing any sound quality.

convert apple music to mp3

Once the conversion is finished, go to “Finished” section to view all the output songs, click “View Output File” button to locate the converted Apple Music files on your computer.

view the converted Apple Music

Step 5. Upload Converted Apple Music to Amazon Music
Now you get converted Apple Music tracks on your computer, and you can transfer Apple Music to Amazon Music for playing on Alexa devices. Here are the easy steps.

# 1. Install and open Amazon Music App on you computer, and sign with your Amazon account.

# 2. In the options at the top right corner, click “Preferences” button.

transfer apple music songs to amazon music

# 3. A window will be pop up, click the “Select Folder”button, and then select the folder of the converted Apple Music tracks.

Final Thoughts
Alexa is a voice assistant of Amazon devices. Although you can connect Apple Music to Alexa speakers to play Apple Music on Alexa device, you will not be able to listen to Apple Music on Alexa speakers once your Apple Music subscription ends. The best way to play Apple Music on Alexa device is to remove Apple Music DRM protection and convert Apple Music to MP3 and or other popular formats via TunesBank Apple Music Converter. In this way, you can upload converted Apple Music to Amazon Music and listen to Apple Music on Alexa speakers freely, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Studio, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Dot, etc.

Play Apple Music on Alexa Device