As one of the most popular speakers worldwide, Amazon Echo is widely used for streaming and playing music, setting alarms, providing real time news, etc. Being a great music speaker and player, Amazon Echo provides us easy access to many of the largest music streaming services, including Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn via voice control. Among the supported list, it lacks Apple Music, another fast growing streaming music service from Apple. But don’t get it wrong that Amazon Echo can’t play Apple Music. The good news is there are many alternative ways to stream Apple Music to Amazon Echo for playback. The following article will explain how.
Option 1. Connect Apple Music to Amazon Echo Speaker via Bluetooth
Because Amazon Echo also works as a Bluetooth speaker, you are allowed to stream your Apple Music songs to the Echo from your phone or tablet. Here we’ll show you the complete guide to listen to Apple Music on Echo by pairing your mobile device with Echo via Bluetooth step by step.
Preparations before Streaming Apple Music to Amazon Echo
- Set your mobile device to Bluetooth pairing mode.
- Make sure your mobile device is in range of your Echo.
Step 1. Turn on Echo and say, “Pair.” Alexa lets you know that Echo is ready to pair. If you want to exit Bluetooth pairing mode, just say, “Cancel.”
Step 2. Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your mobile device, and select your Echo. Alexa tells you if the connection is successful.
Step 3. Once connected, you should access to your Apple Music songs on your mobile devices and start playing the music. To disconnect your mobile device from Echo, just say, “Disconnect.”
Option 2. Play Apple Music on Echos from Amazon Account
Although using Bluetooth seems easy enough, having native support of Apple Music within Amazon Echo is always a welcome one. However, it still remains unknown when will the support for Apple Music come, here we are providing you an alternative solution to stream your Apple Music songs to Amazon Echo by uploading the Apple Music tracks to your Amazon account. Once the Apple Music songs are uploaded to Amazon, you can freely play the music on Amazon Echo with simple voice commands via Alexa.
In this way, you may doubt whether it’s possible to share your Apple Music tracks to Amazon since they are protected by Apple’s DRM policy. That’s correct in normal case. But things become different if we seek for help from some DRM removal tools for Apple Music, such as TunesKit Apple Music Converter, with which we can completely remove DRM lock from the Apple Music songs and upload them to any platform as we like. Now you can download the free version of this smart Apple Music Converter as below and follow the steps here in order to upload Apple Music to Amazon Echo for playback without mobile device.
Step 1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and go to “For You” or “New” tab where you can find the entire Apple Music category sorted by artists, albums, playlists and songs. Once selected a song, album, or playlist that you want to playback via Echo, click the “…” icon next to the song or album name and add the songs to “My Music” or “Playlist“. When the songs are added to your music library, go to “My Music” tab to find the music file and click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to download the song so that you can play it offline.
Step 2. Open TunesKit Apple Music Converter and add the downloaded M4P tracks from Apple Music library by either clicking Add Files button or dragging the files from the folder where you saved the offline files from computer to TunesKit. Once the songs are imported, you can select the output format according to your own needs. Currently TunesKit Apple Music Converter supports MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B formats. Then you can begin to remove the DRM and convert your Apple Music songs from M4P to DRM-free formats by clicking Convert button.
Step 3. In order to upload your music, you need to install the Amazon Music for PC or Mac. Once installed, open the app, then drag and drop the converted DRM-free Apple Music songs from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions. Or you can select My Music at the top of the screen. Next, select Songs, and choose the Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar. Click the upload icon next to the music you want to upload. You can see uploaded music, and music that’s uploading, by clicking the Uploaded filter in the left navigation sidebar. Once the Apple Music songs are imported to Amazon Music, you can play them on Echo or Echo Show speakers with simple voice command via Alexa.