For a lot of people, one reason they purchase any of the Amazon Echo devices (either an Amazon Echo Dot or an Echo show) is because of the unique experience of listening to music, effortlessly (Play, pause, and search of songs just by voice command). You can use your Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker, connect your smartphone and play songs from your local music library.
You can, as well, connect your favorite music streaming platforms and stream the songs you love. That said, do you know that you can stream music for free on your Amazon Echo device? This is worth taking advantage of if you consider $9.99 a month for a music subscription a luxury.
You’ll, however, have to contend with a couple of things; ad-supported, disabled download, inability to create a playlist, etc.
Use Amazon Music For Free
Amazon has now made the free tier of its music streaming service (one that’s ad-supported) available to any Alexa-enabled device. Before now, this was only available to Prime subscribers. Asides from support for ads, another downside to the free tier of Amazon music is that you get a limited number of songs (about two million). In comparison, If you pay for Amazon Music Unlimited, you will get access to more than 40 million.
- To begin, make sure your Amazon Echo device is connected to your Alexa app.
- You can play free music on Amazon based on songs, the artists, or genres. You just need to say “Alexa, play [artist/song/genre].”
Use Your Echo Device as a Bluetooth Speaker
As we mentioned earlier, you can do more than just stream music and dish out a bunch of commands with your Amazon Echo device. If you’re not a fan of streaming music online, and you’d rather play songs locally, you’re in luck: You can use your Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker, connect your smartphone and play songs from your local music library, for free.