How to move Amazon Music to another device
what you need to know
- In the room you’re currently listening to: Say “Alexa, pause.”
- In the room where you want to listen: Say “Alexa, resume music.”
- To transfer music to Echo Buds, connect them to your phone and say, “Alexa, move my music here.”
This article explains how to use Alexa to transfer music between Echo devices, so you can continue listening in another room.
Want to listen to music throughout your home instead of moving it from room to room? Set up multi-room music to play across all your Echo devices at once.
Can you use Alexa to move music to another device?
Amazon lets you move music between different Echo devices with simple voice commands. You can transfer music from one Echo to another Echo, between groups of Echo speakers, from an Echo speaker to Echo Buds, and even from an Echo in your home to your Echo Auto.
How do I use Alexa to move music between Echo devices?
With Echo speakers throughout your home, you can ask Alexa to move your music from one device to another with a voice command. This setup is ideal if you’re moving from room to room, but still want to listen to the same music.
It works with Echo Auto in addition to Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and other Echo devices.
Here’s how to use Alexa to move music from one Echo speaker to another:
Say “Alexa, pause.”
You must be in the room where the music is playing.
Go to the room where you want to listen to music.
Say “Alexa, resume music.”
You can also use a more specific command like “resume music here” or “resume radio here” if the Echo in the second room resumes playing the wrong content.
Your music will be transferred to the new room.
How do I use Alexa to move music to Echo Buds?
You can also use Alexa to move music from an Echo speaker to your Echo Buds. This process uses different voice commands, but works the same other than that.
Here’s how to transfer music from an Echo to Echo Buds:
Connect your Echo Buds to your phone and put them in your ears.
Use the command “Alexa, move my music here.”
If music is playing on one of your Echo devices, it will stop on that device and resume on your Echo Buds.
How do I use Alexa to move music between groups of speakers?
If you add your Echo speakers to smart home groups, you can use Alexa to move music between rooms by asking Alexa to move music to a specific smart home group. You can also use this same method to move music to a stereo pair of Echo speakers or an Echo Sub and its associated speakers.
To move music to a new speaker group, use a voice command that follows this pattern: “Alexa, move (audio content type) to (smart speaker group).”
For example, you can say “Alexa, move my podcast to the living room” or “Alexa, move my music to the bedroom,” depending on what you’re listening to and the specific names of your smart home groups.
How to listen to Apple Music on Alexa?
To play Apple Music with Alexa, you’ll need an Apple Music subscription, an Alexa-enabled device like an Echo, and an iOS or Android device already set up with Alexa. Launch the Alexa app on your mobile device and tap Later (three dots) > Skills and Games. Search and select apple music and press activate to use > Settings > account link. Follow the prompts to sign in with your Apple ID.
Why can’t Alexa access Amazon Music?
If Alexa isn’t playing music from Amazon Music, there may be a technical issue or a problem with your Amazon Music subscription. Go to your Amazon account and make sure you have an active Amazon Music subscription. You also need to make sure that the Echo device or any other Alexa-enabled device is signed in to a profile with an Amazon Music subscription. Please note that if you have activated an explicit filter, the device will not be able to play a song with explicit lyrics. Other troubleshooting steps include restarting the Echo and setting Amazon Music as the default music service.