Alexa Music Commands Everyone Should use to Control Music Playback

Alexa Music Commands for all compatible music platforms.

Smart devices are getting day by day. A lot of these smart devices now have voice assistant integrations One of the popular smart devices that a lot of fo people make use of is smart speakers. And a lot of these smart speakers come with Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa built-in. Being able to control your music playback with your voice is a great and simple way. Plus, it reduces your need to use your mobile device to play pause or skip an audio track.

In today’s guide, we will be taking a look at the different voice commands you can use with Alexa to control your music playback. All of these voice commands work with all sorts of Alexa-powered speakers. Whether you use the Amazon Echo Gen 3, Echo Gen 4, Echo Studio, Amazon Echo Dot Gen 5 Echo Show 10, or the Echo Dot Kids edition. Here are the useful music voice commands you can use with Amazon’s Alexa.

These Alexa Music Commands will work with Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Pandora, and some other services as well.

Alexa Music Commands

Basic Music Commands

Here are the basic voice commands that you can use to control some music playback with your Alexa.

  • Alexa, “Pause” or “Stop”
  • Alexa, “Play” or “Resume”
  • Alexa, “Shuffle” or “Stop Shuffle”
  • “Alexa, turn shuffle on/off”
  • “Alexa, turn repeat on/off”
  • “Alexa, what song is this?”
  • “Alexa, when was this song released?”
  • “Alexa, what was the top song in [year]?”
  • Alexa, increase/decrease volume or “increase volume by 10%”
  • Alexa, increase/decrease the bass/treble
  • Alexa, reset the equalizer
  • Alexa, play my “workout” playlist
  • Alexa, repeat this song
  • Alexa, loop this album/playlist

Service Commands

Here are the service commands you can use to command Alexa when you want it to play something specific.

  • Alexa, Play The Weeknd (To play a specific artist)
  • Alexa, Play Blinding Lights (To play a specific song)
  • Alexa. Play Dawn FM (To play a specific album)
  • Alexa. Play My Soundtracks (To play a particular radio station)
  • Alexa, Play a Prime Playlist
  • Alexa, Play Driving Music (To play a personal playlist)
  • Alexa, Play Good 4 u on amazon Prime Music (To make Alexa play a song from Prime Music)
  • Alexa, Show me Rap Music on Prime Music
  • Who’s the lead singer from Backstreet Boys?
  • Add Dawn FM to the Driving Music playlist
  • Alexa, Create a playlist
  • Alexa, Play Accapella Versions of songs by Ariana Grande

Alexa Music Commands for Spotify

Do you know that you can also control your Spotify playback using Alexa voice commands? It’s quite simple provided you link your Spotify account to your Alexa speaker. Here are the steps you need to follow to link your Spotify music account to Alexa.

  1. Open the Alexa app. If you don’t have it, download it for free from the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store.
  2. Tap on the More button and select the Settings option.
  3. Next, select Music and Podcasts followed by Link new Service.
  4. Choose Spotify from the list and choose to Enable to Use.
  5. Sign in with your Spotify credentials and you are now good to go.

Once you have linked your Spotify with Alexa, you can use Voice Commands to control Music playback on Spotify with the help of Alexa. Here are the commands that you will find helpful.

  • Alexa, play Classic Music
  • Alexa, Play Today’s Top Hits on Spotify
  • Alexa. Play My Top 2022 Hits
  • Alexa. Play 90s Mix
  • Alexa, next song
  • Alexa, pause
  • Alexa, resume
  • Alexa, what songs is this
  • Alexa, turn up the volume
  • Alexa, turn down the volume

Alexa Music Commands for Deezer

  • “Alexa, play Rumours by Fleetwood Mac on Deezer”
  • “Alexa, play Father John Misty on Deezer”
  • “Alexa, play [Deezer Editor’s playlist] on Deezer”
  • “Alexa, play my Flow on Deezer”
  • “Alexa, play Ska music on Deezer”
  • “Alexa, what’s playing?”
  • “Alexa, resume music”
  • “Alexa, next song”
  • “Alexa, I like this song”
  • “Alexa, I dislike this song”
  • “Alexa, stop the music”
  • “Alexa, set volume to 5”

Alexa Music Commands for Pandora

  • “Alexa, play [podcast] on Pandora.”
  • “Alexa, play the latest episode of [podcast] on Pandora.”
  • “Alexa, play the first episode of [podcast] on Pandora.”
  • “Alexa, play [artist] radio on Pandora.”
  • “Alexa, Thumb Up this song,”
  • “Alexa, Thumb Down this song.”
  • “Alexa, skip this song.”
  • “Alexa, play the next episode of [podcast]”
  • “Alexa, Stop/Play music on Pandora.”
  • “Stop/Play [podcast] on Pandora.”
  • “Skip ahead/Go back [time].”
  • “Fast forward/Rewind [podcast].”
  • “Alexa, volume up.”
  • “Alexa, volume down.”
  • “Alexa, what is playing?”
  • “Alexa, play Highway Companion by Tom Petty on Pandora.” (Only for Pandora Premium Subscribers)

Alexa Music Commands for Apple Music

  • “Alexa, play Chill radio on Apple Music.”
  • “Alexa, play Ariana Grande on Apple Music.”
  • “Alexa, play Wow in the World on Apple Podcasts.”
  • “Alexa, play [Library name] on Apple Music.”
  • “Alexa, search and play Anti Hero by Taylor Swift on Apple Music.”
  • Alexa, next song
  • Alexa, pause
  • Alexa, resume
  • Alexa, what songs is this
  • Alexa, turn up the volume
  • Alexa, turn down the volume

Wrapping up.

This concludes the guide on how to control music playback with your Alexa. Now that you have these commands in hand, you can easily control every element of your music without having to touch your mobile device. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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Sources: Spotify, Deezer, Apple, Pandora

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