How to Play Multiple Music Services on an Amazon Echo


Source: Chris Wedel/Android Central

Smart speakers are quickly becoming the norm for many homes. People have a variety of reasons to add one to their homes, from controlling smart home devices to using them as an intercom. But perhaps the most common use is as a speaker to play audio. Whether it’s music, podcasts, or audiobooks, smart speakers are great for listening to audio, especially Amazon Echo devices. With access to multiple music services on an Amazon Echo, you can get your favorite audio all in one place, and here’s how.

How to Play Multiple Music Services on Your Amazon Echo

As some of the best smart speakers on the market, Amazon Echo devices range from the high-fidelity Amazon Echo Studio to the small but mighty Echo Dot, with plenty in between. No matter which speaker you use, connecting your favorite music services to your Alexa account will make your audio available to all your Echo devices.

  1. Open the Alexa app on your phone.
  2. Faucet Continued at the bottom right of the screen
  3. To select ⚙️Settings
  4. Scroll down and tap Music and podcasts.

    Screenshot of the Alexa appAlexa App Screenshot SettingsScreenshot of Amazon Alexa MusicSource: Chris Wedel/Android Central and Chris Wedel/Android Central

  5. Select a music service from the list you want to use and follow the instructions to sign in to your account.
  6. Click on Associate a new service to add a service that does not appear in the initial list.
  7. Press on Default Services to change the service that will play when you ask Alexa to play audio without specifying a service.

    Screenshot of Amazon Alexa MusicScreenshot of Amazon Alexa MusicScreenshot of Amazon Alexa MusicSource: Chris Wedel/Android Central

Setting a default service means if you want Amazon Music to be what plays when you say “Alexa, play music” and Spotify to play when you say “Alexa, resume my podcast” — Step 7 is where you configure this.

listen to what you want

Audio streaming has passed our listening habits over the years, and having your favorite audio easily accessible from your smart speaker only makes sense. Some of the most popular smart speakers come from Amazon; its Echo devices are compatible with some of the best in streaming.

Although you can find a good number of audio streaming services on Amazon, the one you won’t find there is YouTube Music. For that, you’ll need to check out Google Assistant’s many excellent speakers. Having choices is wonderful, but unfortunately native streaming for every music service isn’t available on your Amazon Echo device. But you can still connect to it via Bluetooth and play any audio file you want.

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