This is how you play music from any streaming service on your Amazon Echo

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You can listen to YouTube Music on your Amazon Echo speaker.


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Listening to music is one of your Amazon Echo‘s daily duties, in addition to sharing the weather and the time of day. But you may have noticed that Alexa doesn’t play nice with all your music services. For example, the Amazon Echo app won’t let YouTube Music or Google Play Music subscribers listen to playlists on your Amazon Echo. However, you can still connect your iPhone ($699 at Apple) or Android phone to your Echo speaker to listen to any music streaming service of your choice. Here’s how.

First, you’ll need to make sure you’ve turned on Bluetooth on your phone before you can begin. Once it’s on, say “Alexa, pair.” You’ll then see your Echo device show up on your Bluetooth device list on your phone. Tap the Echo you want to connect to — for example, Katie’s Echo Dot ($40 at Amazon). When connected, Alexa will say something like “Now connected to Katie’s iPhone.”

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