It needs to be stated that Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home work place , or office
It has now got to the point that you no longer have pull out a phone, find the cable to allow you to connect the phone to the speaker, then troll through your phone to look up the music and then get it to play. Now you just say what you want to listen to and it plays.
One of the great features of the Amazon Echo system is that you can play any music or you can be specific.
We are of the older generation so we love a mix of 60’s music and some 70’s, along with classical and jazz. So our intsructons will vary , however it is as simple as saying “ Alexa play 60’s music” and we get all of the oldies, a mix of soul music, motown sounds, beatles, elvis and the like form that period in our lives.
We can up the anty and get “ Alexa play R and B music” and get closer to today – Alexa will find the radio station that suits and away she goes with hours of music –
That’s one Method or tip about Echo and Alexa Music – Now for some more:
2: Change the default music service
If you use anything other than Amazon’s in-house streaming services, you should take a few seconds to change the default music streaming service.
To do this, go to alexa.amazon.com or open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android device.
Then go to Settings > Music & Media > Choose Default Music Service. Under Default music library select Spotify or, for radio, select Pandora or iHeartRadio under Default station service.
Now when you play music, you won’t have to specify what service you want to stream the music. However, if you still want to use Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited, at any point, you can say, “Alexa, play [song or artist or gendre ] on Amazon Music.”
3. Find similar music
If you ever get tired of listening to the same type of songs, Alexa can mix things up for you by finding similar music. Say something like, “Alexa, play music similar to Fleetwood Mac.” This works for both similar songs and artist.
4. Create playlists
Recently Amazon rolled out the ability to create playlists with Alexa. There’s a catch, of course. It only works with Amazon’s own music streaming services. So if you’re a Spotify user, you’ll have to resort to building your playlists from your phone or computer.
To create a playlist with Alexa, say:
So far, you can only add songs to your playlist. To rename a playlist, remove songs from it or make any other changes to it, you’ll have to use the Amazon Music app
5. Creating a music alarm
With Alexa, you can wake up to music, as well. Music alarms work with Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and SiriusXM. There are several different methods of creating a music alarm:
You can stream music to multiple Alexa speakers around your house, a la Sonos. To make this possible, first, go to alexa.amazon.com or open the Alexa app on your mobile device,
Then go to Settings > Multi-Room Music. Once there, create a group including the speakers you want to play music. Then say, “Alexa, play The 60’s music on [group name].”
If your music streaming service isn’t natively supported by Alexa, you can still listen to it through your Alexa speaker — you’ll just need to use Bluetooth.
To pair your phone with Alexa, say, “Alexa, pair,” or “Alexa, Bluetooth.” Look for the Alexa speaker in the Bluetooth settings on your phone. Select it to pair and begin streaming music.
Outside the natively supported streaming services, there are also Alexa skills that can play music. You can play everything from ambient and classical music in the public domain
To find new music skills, just browse the Music & Audio category in the skills catalog