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Listen to Your Music

When you want to listen to music on your device, just ask Alexa.

If a song, album, artist, genre, or playlist is not in My Music, Alexa searches the Amazon Music catalog or samples from the Digital Music Store when available.

Note: Some Alexa features and services may vary by country.

Basic Music Commands

To do this... Say this...

Adjust the volume

"Volume up / down."

"Set volume to level [number]."

Hear details about the song currently playing

"What is this?"

"Who is this?"

"What song is this?"

"Who is this artist?"

"When did this song/album come out?"

Stop the song currently playing



Play or resume paused songs or tracks



Set or cancel a sleep timer

"Set a sleep timer for [x] minutes / hours."

“Stop playing music in [x] minutes/hours.”

"Cancel sleep timer."

Go to the next or previous song*



Loop the music queue**


Shuffle songs**


"Stop shuffle."

Repeat songs***

"Repeat this song."

*Not supported: TuneIn.

**Not supported: TuneIn and Amazon Stations.

***Not supported: TuneIn Spotify Premium, and Amazon Stations.

Advanced Music Commands

To do this... Say this...

Play a song

"Play some music.'"

"Play the song, '[title].'"

Play an album

"Play the album, '[title].'"

Play music by an artist

"Play songs by [artist]."

Play songs by genre

"Play some [genre] music." "Play some [genre name] music from Spotify."

Play a playlist

"Listen to my [title] playlist."

"Shuffle my [title] playlist."

Discover popular local and global music

"Play the top songs in [city]."

"Play what's hot in [country]."

Play music you haven't heard in a while

"Play some [artist / genre] [songs / albums] I haven't heard in a while."

"Play a [station / playlist] I haven't heard in a while."

Play music similar to a specific song, artist, artist mood or era

"Play more like this."

"Play songs similar to [song / artist]."

"Play songs similar to [mood / era] [artist]."

Play music you've listened to recently

"Play the [artist / genre / station / playlist] I was listening to on [day]."

"Play the [artist / genre] songs I heard [yesterday (morning / afternoon) / last night]."

On Echo devices with a screen: Browse your music

"Show me my playlists."

"Show me albums by [artist]."

"Show me rock songs."

Music Services

To do this... Say this...
Play Amazon Music Unlimited

"Play [song / album / artist]."

"Play some music."

"Play [emotion] music."

"Play the song that goes [lyrics]."

"Play a playlist."

"Play brand new music."

"Play new [genre]."

"Play [decade genre]."

"Play [station name]."

"Play [playlist name]."

"Play [holiday] music."

Play Prime Music

"Play [song / album / artist] from Prime Music."

"Play some Prime Music."

"Play a Prime playlist."

"Play [station name] from Prime."

"Play [playlist name] from Prime Music."

"Play new [genre] from Prime Music."

"Play [artist] first single from Prime Music."

"Who's the lead singer for this [band]?"

"Show me [songs / playlists / genres] from Prime."

Play Spotify Premium

(only on Amazon Alexa devices)

“Play [title] from Spotify.”

“Play [title] by [artist] from Spotify.”

"Play songs by [artist] from Spotify.”

“Play music composed by [composer] from Spotify.”

“Play [playlist] from Spotify.”

“Play [genre] from Spotify.”

"Play Spotify."

"Spotify Connect. / Connect to Spotify." (enables Spotify Connect)

"Show me [songs / playlists / genres / albums] from Spotify."

Play a custom station (Amazon Stations)

"Play my [artist / genre] station on [Prime Music]."

Play a radio station (TuneIn)

"Play [station frequency]."

"Play the station [station call sign]."

"Play the station [name]."

Play a podcast or program (TuneIn)

"Play the podcast [title]."

"Play the program [title]."

Like / Dislike a song (Amazon Music)

"Thumbs up / down."

"I [like / don't like] this song."

Skip to the next song (Amazon Music, Spotify)


Take a frequently-played song out of the rotation (Amazon Stations)

"I'm tired of this song."

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