How to play Amazon Music with Alexa

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Alexa being an Amazon product, you can expect to have a good integration of the Amazon echo system. All the devices in the Amazon Echo range and other Alexa-compatible speakers will allow you to fully enjoy listening to your music on Amazon Music or Amazon Prime Music. Here is a list of Alexa voice commands that will allow you to use your Echo or Alexa device properly.

Play

Play a suggestion from Amazon Music

Alexa, play some music

You

Here is a playlist you may like: [playlist_name] on Amazon Music

Alexa

You can always specify the name of the device on which to play the music by indicating it at the end of your instruction.

Alexa, play some music on [device]

You

Here is a playlist you might like [playlist_name] on Amazon Music playing on [device]

Alexa

Play one of your playlist on Amazon Music

This instruction will randomly pick one of your playlist and play it.

Alexa, play my playlist

You

You bet, here is your playlist [playlist_name] on Amazon Music

Alexa

Play a playlist by its name

Alexa, play my playlist [playlist_name]

You

Your playlist [playlist_name] on Amazon Music

Alexa

Play an artist or group

Alexa, play [artist]
Alexa, play a title from [artist]
Alexa, play some [artist] on [device]

You

Example of a music request for listening to the artist [Madonna] on another device called [Echo].

Alexa, play [Madonna] on [Echo]

You

Shuffling songs by [Madonna] on Amazon Music playing on [Echo]

Alexa

Let’s say you defined a multi-room group called [upstairs] including at least 2 of your Alexa speakers, you can request to listen to [Maroon 5] on every device in that group.

Alexa, play [Maroon 5] [upstairs]

You

Shuffling songs by [Maroon 5] on Amazon Music playing on the [upstairs] group.

You

You can stop the music from any device by saying:

Alexa, stop the music [upstairs]

You

Play an artist latest album

Alexa, play the latest [artist] album

You

Here is the latest album by [artist] [album title] on Amazon music

Alexa

Play a similar artist or group

If you like an artist’s style, ask Alexa to find and play other performers with a similar style.

Alexa, play music similar to [artist]

You

Got it, playing music by [artist] and similar artists.

Sure, here is some similar music featuring [artist] and others.

Alexa

Play similar music

Bored of listening to the same songs over and over? Ask Alexa to diversify your playlist by finding similar songs.

Alexa, play similar music

You

Got it, starting now
Absolutely, here you go!

Alexa

Play your library

Alexa, play my library
Alexa, play my music

You

Shuffling your music on Amazon Music

Alexa

Play a music station with a music style

Alexa, play [style of music]
Alexa, play the music that makes [voyage voyage]

You

Playing [style of music] music on Amazon Music

Alexa

Play music for activities

Alexa, play music for [activity]
Alexa, play [activity] music
Alexa, play music for [emotional state]

You

Alexa, play [baby-making] music
Alexa, play music for [a party]
Alexa, play music for [working]
Alexa, play music for [cooking]
Alexa, play music for [eating]
Alexa, play music for [taking a bath]
Alexa, play music for [a family sing along]
Alexa, play music for [meditation]
Alexa, play music for [the spa]
Alexa, play music for [focus]
Alexa, play music for [nap time]
Alexa, play music for [driving]
Alexa, play music for [dancing]
Alexa, play music for [the beach]
Alexa, play music for [gaming]

You

Find a song from its lyrics

Alexa, play the music that makes [lyrics of the song]

You

Alexa Music Controls

pause

Pause

Pause playback

Alexa, pause | stop
Alexa, stop the music in [multi-room group]

You

To resume the music where you stopped it, just say:

Alexa, continue | resume

You
play

Restart the playlist

To play the playlist from the beginning.

Alexa, restart

You
fast forward

Fast Forward a song

You can ask Alexa to play forward in the song currently playing. By default the jump is 30 seconds. You can specify another time by indicating it at the end of your instruction. If you go too far and past the end of the song, Alexa will position on the beginning of the next title.

Alexa, fast forward
Alexa, fast forward [time]
Alexa, fast forward [2 minutes]

You
rewind

Rewind a song

Ask Alexa to go back in the title being played. By default the jump is 30 seconds. To change this time, indicate at the end of your instruction another duration. If you go too far and go beyond the start of the title being read, Alexa will position itself at the start of the same title.

Alexa, rewind
Alexa, rewind [time]
Alexa, rewind [50 seconds]

You
next

Play next song

Skip to the next title.

Alexa, next | skip

You
previous

Play previous song

Jump back to the previous title.

Alexa, previous | jump back
Alexa, skip back

You
previous

Restart a song

To Immediately play back the current song. Don’t use only the word “restart” as it will send you to the beginning of the playlist but not the current song.

Alexa, restart the song

You
repeat

Repeat mode

To repeat the song that is playing after it finishes.

Loop a song mode

Alexa, repeat this song
Alexa, play again
Alexa, repeat ON

You

I’ll repeat the song

Alexa

To exit this mode you must force another song to play or turn off the repeat mode.

Alexa, repeat OFF

You

Repeat mode OFF

Alexa

Loop an album or playlist mode

Alexa, loop|repeat this album
Alexa, loop ON

You

Loop mode ON

Alexa

To exit this mode you must force another song to play or turn off the repeat mode.

Alexa, loop OFF

You

Loop mode OFF

Alexa
shuffle

Shuffle mode

To randomly play titles in the playlist.

Alexa, shuffle
Alexa, shuffle ON
Alexa, turn ON shuffle

You

Turning ON shuffle mode

Alexa

Stop the shuffle mode.

Alexa, shuffle OFF
Alexa, turn OFF shuffle

You

Shuffle mode OFF

Alexa
timer

Set a Sleep Timer

Tell to stop your Amazon .

Alexa, set a sleep timer for [duration]
Alexa, stop the music in [duration]

You

OK, I will stop playing in [duration]

Alexa

How to ask for music information

Alexa can provide information about the title she is playing or about the artists.

information

Ask what is being played

Get information about the song you are listening to. Alexa will give you the title, the name of the album and the artist or band.

Alexa, what is this song?
Alexa, what song is it?

You

This is [title ]by [artist]

Alexa

Alexa, what is this album?
Alexa, what album is it?

You

This is from [album] by [artist]

Alexa

Alexa, who is singing?

You

This is [artist]

Alexa
information

Ask the release date information

Regardless of the music being played, you can ask Alexa to give you the year of release of an album.

Alexa, in what year did [album] by [artist] come out?

You

[album] by [artist] was released in [date]

Alexa

In the same way you can ask Alexa to give you the year of release of a title.

Alexa, in what year [title] by [artist] was released ?

You

This might answer your question: [title] by [artist] was released in [year]

Alexa

Would you like to find out what was the top song for a particular year?

Alexa, what was the top song in [year] ?

You

Here what I found on Wikipedia: The top songs in [year] were …

Alexa
information

Ask for group members information

Alexa, who is part of the group [name of the group]?

You

The current members of [group] are [artists…]

Alexa

Alexa, how many members are in the group [group_name]?

You

[group_name] has [number] [members].

Alexa
information

Ask who sings a song

Alexa, who sings [song] ?

You

[song] is by [artist]

Alexa
information

Ask who are the singers of a group

Alexa, who sings in [group_name] ?

You

[group_name] singers are [artists…]

Alexa
information

Ask for an album information

Ask Alexa for the name of an album, for an artist or a group. You can ask for the first, second, third,… or the last album.

Alexa, what was the second album of [artist] ?

You

[artist] second album was [album] which was released on [date]

Alexa

How to listen to Amazon Music Radio Stations

When you listen to a radio station, the titles are automatically added to the playlist and will change dynamically based on your listening preferences. You cannot add a title to your playlist when you listen to a radio station.

play

Play a radio station

This enables you to play one of the various stations offered by Amazon Music. The list is available for some artists or musical genres. If you have trouble finding a station, I suggest you go to the Amazon Music website or application to see what’s available.

Alexa, play the station [station]
Alexa, play [genre] station

You

The station [station] on Amazon Music. Playing first: [title] by [artist]

Alexa
thumb up

Like a song

Tell Amazon Music that you like this track and use it as a guide to adjust the station’s playlist.

Alexa, I like it
Alexa, I like this song

You

Got it, preference noted!

Alexa
thumb down


Dislike a song

Tell Amazon Music that you don’t like this song and adjust the station’s playlist accordingly. Alexa will move on to the next title.

Alexa, I don’t like it
Alexa, I don’t like this song

You

Alright, I’ll skip it from now on!

Alexa

Play the songs you liked

To listen to all the songs you liked. They are in My likes Station.

Alexa, play the songs|music I like
Alexa, play My Likes station

You

Alright, playing music you like

Alexa

How to use playlists

You can have several playlists in your Amazon Music account. This allows you to store and organize by style or event the different titles you add to it.

plus sign

Create a playlist

Add a new playlist to your Amazon Music account.

Alexa, add a playlist called [playlist_name]

You

Creating your new playlist [playlist_name]

Alexa
plus sign

Add a song to a playlist

Add the playback song to one of your playlists.

Alexa, add this song to my [playlist_name] playlist

You

Without specifying the name of one of your playlists, Alexa will ask you on which track you want to record the track.

Alexa, add this to my playlist

You

To which playlist ?

Alexa

[playlist_name]

You

Adding [song] to your [playlist_name] playlist

Alexa

I hope you found this article useful. Every command above has been tested and we will continue updating the list. If you have a question, noticed a mistake, or want to suggest a new music command, please let us know in the comments below.
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