How To: Stream Apple Music on Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo has some core uses like controlling compatible smart home gadgets, recurring alarms, kitchen timers, playing news etc, But as a small speaker and music player, is capable of playing streaming music and podcasts from Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio built-in supports. So can you play other streaming music service like Apple Music on Amazon Echo? Of course! You can play Apple Music songs on Echo from phone or tablet via Bluetooth, or play your Apple music without needing phones or tablets, you just need to tell Alexa to play it.

Using Bluetooth

Because Apple Music is not the built-in support on Amazon Echo, it’s impossible to play Apple Music on Echo via Alexa voice control. You need to connect your iPhone, Android or tablets to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth for playback Apple Music correctly on Echo.

Now let’s take iPhone as an example. Click Settings icon > tap on Bluetooth. Then you will see Amazon Echo device after searching and just pair it with iPhone.

Upload Apple Music Songs to Amazon for Playback on Echo

You probably wonder how to upload Apple Music songs to Amazon, because all Apple Music files downloaded are protected to limit the edit and transfer. It sounds impossible to upload Apple Music songs to Amazon under this circumstance. So before uploading Apple Music songs to Amazon, we will show you how to remove the protection from Apple Music songs first to make the songs editable and transportable.

Here Sidify Apple Music Converter is a handy tool you can use to remove protection from Apple Music songs (iTunes M4P music and Audiobooks also are included) and convert them to plain formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, or FLAC at fast conversion speed, and the lossless audio quality will be preserved after conversion.

Guide to Convert Apple Music to MP3 Player

Things You’ll Need:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of iTunes
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter
  • Any type of Amazon Echo

Step 1 Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter

Here we take Windows PC as an example to show the tutorial.

After downloading and installing Sidify Apple Music Converter, launch the program and then you’ll see the user-friendly interface of this Apple Music Converter. The program is compatible with Windows and MAC.

Main interface

Step 2 Import Apple Music Tracks to Sidify

Click the “Add” button, and you’ll see a pop-up dialog which shows you your entire iTunes library. Tick the audio files that you’d like to get as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC files and click “OK” button to add them to Sidify.

Add Apple Music

Step 3 Adjust Output Setting

Click the “Settings” button on the upper right. Here you can choose output formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC), output quality(Low, Medium, High, Very High 320kbps) , output folder and how you like the audio files to be organized and so on. If you don’t change the output path, the output audio files will be saved under the default folder.

Tips: When you convert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music, the output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV are available to be chosen from. When you convert iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks, all the audios would be converted as M4B files.

Set output as MP3

Step 4 Start Conversion

After the conversion is done, you can find the converted audio files by clicking the “Converted” button or directly go to the output folder that you set in previous step. All ID3 tags, including artist, album, year, track number and genre, are preserved in the output audios.

Converting Apple Music

How to Upload the Converted Apple Music Songs to Amazon

To play personal music from Apple Music on your Alexa device, you can upload the converted Apple Music songs to My Music on Amazon from your Mac or PC. After you finishing uploading music, you can ask Alexa to play your Apple Music songs on Amazon Echo and control playback with simple voice commands. The free users of Amazon can upload up to 250 songs to My Music. The subscribers can upload up to 250,000 songs.

Step 1 Run Amazon Music app on your PC or Mac and log in your ID, then drag and drop files from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions.

Step 2 Select My Music > Songs > choose Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar and click the upload icon to choose the converted Apple Music files or folder to upload.

Select music or music folder to upload to Amazon

Step 3 Start ulpoading Apple Music songs to Amazon.

Start uploading music to Amazon

After finishing uploading the converted Apple Music songs, now you can access Apple Music songs on Amazon through Alexa. You can go to your any Amazon Echo devices to play music via the voice control.