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Tune in to the best beats, books, movies and podcasts

Alexa has an array of fun ways to keep the good times rolling. Lose yourself in an audiobook from Audible, rock out to beats from your favourite streaming service, including Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify, or listen live to a radio station of your choice. And with screen devices you can use your voice to stream your favourite content from Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube. Get all this and more on your Echo device or devices with Alexa built in.

To connect supported music streaming services to Alexa:
Open the Alexa app
Open More and select Settings
Select Music & Podcasts, and then Link New Services
Select the music service provider and follow the on-screen instructions

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Group speakers for multi-room audio

Speaker groups allow you to play music, podcasts, and news on multiple Echo devices at once, providing a multi-room audio experience. In the Alexa app, you can create custom speaker groups, such as "Upstairs," "Bedrooms," or "Downstairs." You can also just say, "Alexa, play music everywhere” and music or audio will play together on all the supported devices throughout your home.

To get started:

Open the Alexa app
Open Devices
Select Plus and then select Combine Speakers
Select Multi-room music
Follow the instructions in the app to complete the setup

Looking to have your music move with you? You can move your music, podcasts and radio from one compatible Alexa-enabled device to another and continue listening exactly where you left off.

Try saying: “Alexa, move my music here"

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Stream Amazon Music Services

Prime members and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can make a variety of special music requests.

Prime Music: Music is a benefit of your Prime membership, featuring a growing selection of 2 million ad-free songs, playlists curated by our music experts, and stations to fit every moment. Learn more about Prime Music.

Amazon Music Unlimited: Subscribers can listen to tens of millions of songs including new releases from today’s most popular artists. Listen ad-free with unlimited skips, and download for offline listening. Try Amazon Music Unlimited.

Audible Audiobooks

Sit back, relax, and listen to the latest audiobooks from Audible on your Echo device. With over 400,000 audiobooks to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Listen to favourites like Zero Day Code, The Good Turn, and Matilda while cooking, doing chores or relaxing before bed.

“Alexa, join Audible”
“Alexa, start my audiobook”
“Alexa, show my audiobooks”*

*Only available on Echo Show devices

Streaming Services

Listen to podcasts & the radio

Binge the latest podcast hits with your Echo device, and ask for recommendations in your favorite podcast genre. Ask Alexa to play podcasts from your choice of provider, including Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio.

Try saying:

“Alexa, recommend a food podcast"
"Alexa, play the podcast Hamish & Andy"
"Alexa, play Triple J"

Click to learn more about listening to podcasts hands-free with Alexa.

Watch videos on your Echo Show

Be blown way by blockbusters, engross yourself in a doco or have a giggle at comedy classics on Echo Show devices. Access screen favourites like docuseries The Test, or dramas like Little Fires Everywhere on Prime Video you can stream Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, docuseries including The Test, or dramas like Little Fires Everywhere. And thanks to ABC iview, you can get your funny fix on ABC Comedy, watch news as it breaks or give the little ones a laugh with kids’ TV.

Search for your favourite genre by tapping the buttons on device or using your voice.

"Alexa, play ABC iview"
“Alexa, find comedy shows”
"Alexa, play The Test on Prime Video"*

*Prime Video subscription required.

Alexa on FireTV

Voice-controlled FireTV

Make your FireTV experience hands-free! Simply press the Alexa button on your remote or use your linked Alexa device and ask Alexa for help with things like searching across streaming providers for content by title or actor.

“Alexa, find free movies”
“Alexa, open Netflix”
“Alexa, watch YouTube”

Keen to just use Alexa? No worries! You can hit the Alexa button on your remote and interact in the same way as on any Alexa-enabled Device (Weather, jokes, shopping lists).


Q. How do I play podcasts using Alexa?

A. You can play podcasts with Alexa Using Your voice. You can ask Alexa to play podcasts using the following voice commands:

"Alexa, play the podcast [podcast name]"
"Alexa, play the podcast [podcast name] from [podcast service name]"
"Pause." "Resume." "Next/previous (episode)."

Q. How do I resume my podcast across different devices?

A. You can enjoy your favourite podcasts from a number of providers—and Alexa can pick up where you left off, whether you were last listening on your podcast app or on your Echo device.

If you listen on Amazon Music, your listening syncs automatically, no set up required!

If you want to sync your podcast listening from apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, make sure to link your account to Alexa by following these steps:

Open the Alexa App
Tap More and select Settings
Scroll to Alexa Preferences and select Music & Podcasts
Under Services, look for the podcast app you want to link:

If you see the app under Services, tap on its icon.

If you don’t see the app, tap Link New Service If you see an option to enable, press Enable to Use. Otherwise, move on.

If a pop up window doesn’t automatically appear, tap the Settings button. Then, tap Link Account on the Settings page.

Follow your podcast app’s instructions to complete the account linking.

Q. How do I set my preferred podcast default service on Alexa?

A: Open the Alexa app
Open More and select Settings
Under Alexa Preferences, select Music & Podcasts
Under Settings, select Default Services
Under Podcasts, select Change, and then select your preferred podcast provider.

Q. How do I link my FireTV and Alexa Device?

A. Refer to step by step instructions here.

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