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Ways to Listen to Music & Media on Alexa

You can use Alexa to stream music and media from popular streaming services or over Bluetooth.

Streaming Music and Media Services on Amazon Alexa Devices

Alexa supports a growing number of free and subscription-based streaming services on Amazon devices.

You can ask Alexa to stream music and media through one or more of your Alexa devices. After you register an Alexa device to your Amazon account, you automatically have access to your Amazon Music library.

Some services require you to link an existing account or subscription to your Amazon account in the Alexa app. To learn more, go to Link a Third-Party Music Service to Alexa.

Spotify Premium on Alexa supports Spotify Connect, allows you to:

  • Play music on your Alexa device.
  • Use the Spotify app on your phone or tablet as a remote
Alexa on Fire TV devices does not support Spotify Connect. Learn more about Spotify Connect here.

Note: Some music services are not available on other Alexa-enabled products (manufactured by other companies). Check with the product manufacturer for more information. Some Alexa features and services vary by country.

With explicit filter, all devices on the account are blocked from playing music with explicit lyrics. To learn more, go to Explicit Filter on Alexa-enabled Devices.

Stream Music and Media over Bluetooth

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) is streaming audio over a Bluetooth connection. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) is for voice control of connected mobile devices.

To learn more about pairing Bluetooth devices, go to:

Note: Voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices (such as MacBook Air) or on other Alexa-enabled products.

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