Two Easy Ways to Listen to Apple Music through Amazon Echo

Posted by Adam Gorden on June 15, 2017 11:15:01 AM.
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As Amazon revealed the Echo Show, a squared-off Echo device equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen on May 9th, the Amazon Echo speaker lineup now includes five Alexa-powered home devices, they are, the Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Amazon Dot, Amazon Echo Look, and Amazon Echo Show. Among them, the Echo was part of Amazon's first attempts to expand its device portfolio beyond the Kindle e-reader. It's a 9.25 inch tall cylinder speaker with a built-in assistant in the form of Alexa. The Amazon Echo was initially released in 2014 to Amazon Prime members or by invitation only. But as for now, Amazon Echo has already become one of the most popular speakers widely used for streaming and playing music, setting alarms, providing real time news, etc.

As a great music speaker, Amazon Echo provides hands-free voice control for many of the most popular music streaming services, including Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. But unfortunately, there are some other music services not supported at the moment, such as the fast growing Apple Music which already racked up more than 20 million paid subscribers. Don't worry. Apple Music subscribers still get chances to stream songs through the Echo. The following article just provides two popular ways to help you stream Apple Music to Echo with ease.

Method 1. Stream Apple Music to Amazon Echo 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.

Step 1Activate Bluetooth pairing on Amazon Echo

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 2Connect your mobile device with Echo

Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your mobile device, and select your Echo. Alexa tells you if the connection is successful.

Step 3Start to Listen to Apple Music via Echo

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."

Method 2. Upload Apple Music to Amazon for Playback on Echos

Although it isn't a terribly inconvenient workaround to stream Apple Music to Echo by Bluetooth connection, having native support of Apple Music within Amazon Echo is always a welcome one. Since it's still unknown when will the support for Apple Music come, we are providing you another workable solution to stream Apple Music to Amazon Echo by uploading the Apple Music tracks to Amazon. Then After you upload your Apple Music songs, you can ask Alexa to play the music and control playback with simple voice commands without using your phones or tablets any more.

In this way, you may doubt it's impossible to transfer Apple Music tracks to Amazon as they are protected by Apple's DRM. That's correct in normal case. But things become different if we seek for help from some DRM removal tools, 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 1Download M4P songs from Apple Music

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 2Remove DRM lock from offline Apple Music songs with TunesKit Apple Music Converter

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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 3Upload converted Apple Music files to Amazon Music

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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.

Note: You can upload up to 250 songs to My Music for free. To upload up to 250,000 songs, you can switch to an Amazon Music subscription.

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