How to Use Alexa to Transfer Music Between Echo Devices

How to move Amazon music to another device

What to Know

  • In the room where you’re currently listening: 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 a different room.

Want to listen to music throughout your house instead of switching it between specific rooms? Set up multi-room music to play on all of your Echo devices at once.

Can You Use Alexa to Move Music to Another Device?

Amazon allows you to move music between different Echo devices with simple voice commands. You can transfer music from one Echo to another Echo, between Echo speaker groups, from an Echo speaker to Echo Buds, and even from an Echo in your house to your Echo Auto.

How Do I Use Alexa to Move Music Between Echo Devices?

With Echo speakers throughout your house, you can have Alexa move your music from one device to another with a voice command. This setup is nice if you’re moving from one room to another, but you want to keep listening to the same music.

This 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:

  1. Say, “Alexa, pause.”

    You need to be in the room where the music is currently playing.

  2. Go to the room where you want to listen to music.

  3. 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.

  4. Your music will transfer 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 it works the same other than that.

Here’s how to move music from an Echo to Echo Buds:

  1. Connect your Echo Buds to your phone and put them in your ears.

  2. Use the command, “Alexa, move my music here.”

  3. If music is currently playing on any of your Echo devices, it will pause on that device and resume on your Echo Buds.

How Do I Use Alexa to Move Music Between Speaker Groups?

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 which follows this pattern: “Alexa, move (type of audio content) to the (smart speaker group.”

For example, you might 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 do I play Apple Music on Alexa?

    To play Apple Music with Alexa, you'll need an Apple Music subscription, an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo, and an iOS or Android device already set up with Alexa. Launch the Alexa app on your mobile device and tap More (three dots) > Skills & Games. Search for and select Apple Music and tap Enable to Use > Settings > Link Account. Follow the prompts to sign in with your Apple ID.

  • Why can't Alexa reach Amazon Music?

    If Alexa isn't playing music from Amazon Music, there could be a technical issue or a problem with your Amazon Music subscription. Go to your Amazon account and ensure you have an active Amazon Music subscription. You should also ensure the Echo device or other Alexa-enabled device is logged into a profile with an Amazon Music subscription. Note that If you have an Explicit filter on, the device won't 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.

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