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When it comes to connecting you to everything you’re into, Alexa is at home anywhere. Whether you want to listen to music, books, radio stations, or podcasts, all you have to do is ask. In the mood for games, movies, or a good laugh? Let Alexa connect the dots between all the things you love.

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If a song pops into your head, ask Alexa to play it. Learn how you can listen to music from services like Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. Then just sit back and control your audio experience with requests like these:

Playback controls:

“Alexa, pause."

“Alexa, resume.”

“Alexa, skip.”

“Alexa, next.”

“Alexa, stop.”


“Alexa, volume up.”

“Alexa, volume 6.”


“Alexa, turn up the bass.”

“Alexa, set the treble to 3.”

“Alexa, reset the equalizer.”

Amazon Music Services

Prime members and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can make a variety of unique music requests from the simple to the very specific:


“Alexa, play music."

“Alexa, play music that I haven’t listened to recently.”

“Alexa, play more like this.”

Latest song or album:

“Alexa, play the new Katy Perry album.”


“Alexa, play the song that goes ‘love is all you need.'”

Music alarms:

“Alexa, set an alarm to Adele every day at 10am.”

“Alexa, wake me up to morning music.”

Genre, era or mood:

“Alexa, play sad country from the '90s.”

“Alexa, play today’s hits in London.”

Music activities:

“Alexa, play pop music for a party.”

“Alexa, play music for cooking.”


"Alexa, play me songs I listened to last Friday.”

“Alexa, add this song to my playlist.”


Prime Music

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

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Amazon Music Unlimited

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, check out Song of the Day, and download for offline listening.

Just ask:

“Alexa, play Song of the Day.”

“Alexa, try Amazon Music Unlimited.”

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Other available music services

Alexa can also play music from other streaming services which can be set as the default preference for your device. Connect the supported music service of your choice by following these easy steps:

Thumbnail In the Alexa App, tap the Settings menu and select Settings at the bottom. Scroll to the Alexa Preferences section and select Music & Podcasts.
Thumbnail Under Services, choose Link New Service to link Alexa to an existing account with a music or podcast service.
Thumbnail Also, under Settings, select Default services to choose a default service for music, artist and genre stations, or podcast.

If you’re a Prime member or Amazon Music Unlimited subscriber and have a different music service as your default, you can still ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music. To do so, add “on Amazon” to the end of your request. If you have Amazon Music as your default and want to listen to music from a different music service, add the name of that service to the end of your request.

Just ask:

“Alexa, play music by Bebe Rexha on Apple Music.”

“Alexa, play James Brown radio on Pandora.”

“Alexa, play ‘Pep Rally’ by Missy Elliot on Spotify.”

“Alexa, play Country Music on SiriusXM.”

Amazon Music | Pandora | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | Spotify | SiriusXM

Music videos

With Alexa, you can watch music videos from Vevo on Echo Show. You can ask for videos by your favorite musician, genre, or song title.

Artist or band:

“Alexa, play music videos by Calvin Harris.”


“Alexa, play the music video ‘No Brainer.’”


“Alexa, play rock music videos.”


“Alexa, play music videos.”

Multi-room music

With multi-room music, you can ask Alexa to play music in different rooms or enjoy whole home audio with the same song across all your compatible Echo devices. Ask Alexa to play jazz in multiple rooms, pop hits in the family room, or play your favorite show tunes throughout your whole home.

Getting started is easy:

Thumbnail In the Alexa app select the Devices icon, then tap the + icon in the top right corner.
Thumbnail Select Add Multi-Room Music Speakers and create a new Multi-Room Music Group.
Thumbnail Enjoy music across your Echo devices.

Just ask:

“Alexa, play music everywhere.”

“Alexa, play my party playlist downstairs.”

“Alexa, play jazz in the kitchen.”

Radio Stations & Podcasts

Listen to thousands of radio stations and podcasts with Alexa.

Just ask:

Live radio:

“Alexa, play WNYC."

“Alexa, play Z100.”


“Alexa, play a kids podcast.”

“Alexa, play the podcast Survival.”

“Alexa, rewind 5 minutes.”

“Alexa, resume my podcast.”

“Alexa, play the latest Homecoming podcast.”

Radio Stations & Podcasts

Games to Play with Alexa

Games to play with Alexa

Need to break the ice? Feeling competitive? In the mood for some quick entertainment? Alexa keeps the fun rolling.


“Alexa, pick a card."

“Alexa, flip a coin.”

“Alexa, roll a 12-sided die.”

Game Skills

Skills are like apps for Alexa, and it when it comes to game skills, Alexa is always ready to entertain. Play on your own or with a group. From trivia and TV game shows to interactive adventures and kid-friendly options, Alexa will be the life of your party. You can also create your own custom game skills in minutes by using Alexa Skill Blueprints.

Learn more about Alexa Skill Blueprints


“Alexa, let's play a game."

Test your trivia:

“Alexa, open Jeopardy!”

“Alexa, open Question of the Day.”

Fun for groups:

“Alexa, open Song Quiz.”

“Alexa, play Would You Rather.”

Interactive adventures:

“Alexa, open Yes Sire.”

“Alexa, open The Magic Door.”

Kids' games:

“Alexa, start Kids Court.”

“Alexa, open Freeze Dancers.”

Games with premium content:

“Alexa, tell My Pet Rock to go play.”

“Alexa, open Guess My Name.”

Echo Buttons

Ready to take game night to another level? Echo Buttons sync with compatible Echo devices for a hands-on experience with Alexa. Each button illuminates and can be pressed to interact with a variety of unique games for a library of 50+ game skills.

Just ask:

“Alexa, what games can I play with Echo Buttons?”

“Alexa, launch Bandit Buttons.”

"Alexa, launch Trivial Pursuit Tap.”

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Have Fun with Alexa

From silly to sentimental, Alexa has so much charm waiting to be uncovered. The more you ask, the more you get to know her personality. Just ask:


“Alexa, tell me a joke.”

“Alexa, tell me a math joke.”

Have fun with Alexa

Easter eggs:

“Alexa, give me an Easter egg.”

“Alexa, give me a hard-boiled Easter egg."

Get to know Alexa:

“Alexa, how are you?”

“Alexa, what's your favorite color?”

Fun facts:

“Alexa, good morning.”

“Alexa, what’s the shortest word in the dictionary?”

Songs, poems & stories:

“Alexa, tell me a poem.”

“Alexa, tell me a love story.”

“Alexa, sing a campfire song.”



Ask Alexa to read your Audible or Kindle books to you, so you can listen while you’re cooking, folding laundry, or hanging out around the house. Switch seamlessly between devices—if you were reading on your Kindle or listening to an Audible book on your phone, Alexa will pick up right where you left off.

Just ask:

“Alexa, next chapter."

"Alexa, go ahead.”

“Alexa, go back 30 seconds.”


Audible brings books to life with powerful narrators and celebrity performances, and Alexa makes listening even easier through hands-free access of your entire Audible library. As an added bonus, Audible provides Alexa owners with one title for free every month—no membership required.

Just ask:

“Alexa, what’s free from Audible?”

“Alexa, read Girl on the Train from Audible.”

“Alexa, stop reading the book in 30 minutes."

“Alexa, read faster/slower."

Don’t have Audible? To start a 30-day trial, say “Alexa, sign-up for Audible."

Movies, videos & TV shows

Movies, videos & TV shows

With Echo Show and Echo Spot, Prime members can ask Alexa to play movies, videos, and TV shows on Prime Video, including Prime Originals, and programming from Prime Channels like Showtime, HBO, and Starz.


“Alexa, play Sneaky Pete.”

“Alexa, watch Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.”


“Alexa, open Prime Video.”

“Alexa, search action movies.”

“Alexa, show me Jennifer Lawrence movies.”

“Alexa, show my Watchlist.”

“Alexa, show my Video Library.”

Playback controls:

“Alexa, fast forward 1 minute.”

“Alexa, rewind.”

“Alexa, pause.”

“Alexa, resume.”

“Alexa, next episode.”

Movie & TV showtimes

Alexa can tell you movie showtimes at theaters near you, summaries, and TV information. Just ask:


“Alexa, what movies are playing nearby?”

“Alexa, what action movies are playing this weekend?”

“Alexa, when is Jurassic World playing?”


“Alexa, what’s on TV tonight?”

“Alexa, what time is Modern Family on?”