Stream Apple Music on Fire TV Stick.
Amazon Music is the default music streaming service on all Fire TV devices. If you have an active Apple Music subscription, you can bundle the service with your streaming stick instead of paying for Amazon Music.
We’ll show you how to stream music, radio stations, and podcasts to Fire TV Sticks using Apple’s streaming services. The steps in this guide apply to all models/generations of Fire TV Stick that support voice interaction with Alexa.
Use Apple Music on Fire TV Stick
There is no separate Apple Music app for Fire TV devices. But of course, there is an official workaround for streaming songs to Fire TV Stick via Apple Music. The trick is to enable the Apple Music Alexa Skill in your Amazon account, i.e. link Apple Music to Alexa.
Link Apple Music to Fire TV Stick in the Alexa mobile app
The easiest way to link Apple Music to Firestick is through the Alexa app on iOS and Android devices. Download the app from the Google Play Store if you’re using Android, or the App Store for iPhone and iPad users.
Follow the steps below to link Apple Music to your Fire TV device on the Amazon Alexa app.
Open the Amazon Alexa app and sign in with the same Amazon account on your Fire TV Stick. Go to the Home tab and click Link Music Services.
If you don’t find “Link Music Services” on the homepage, select the “Skills & Games” section instead.
Tap the search icon in the top right corner, type “apple music” in the search box, and select Apple Music from the search results.Click “Enable for use”.
Or go to Settings > Music & Podcasts > Link New Service, tap Apple Music, then tap Turn on for use.
The app will open the Apple ID sign-in page in your default web browser. Enter your Apple account details to link Apple Music to your Amazon account.
If your Apple ID account uses two-factor authentication, please enter the security code sent to your phone number or Apple device.
Finally, click “Allow” to grant Amazon Alexa access to your Apple Music subscription.
If the Amazon Alexa app is not available in your country, please link your Apple Music account to Amazon on the web app. See the next section for detailed instructions.
Link Apple Music to your Fire TV Stick in the Alexa web app
Open the Alexa web app (alexa.amazon.com) in a web browser and sign in with your Amazon account.Click the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner and select Skills.
Type apple music in the search field and select Apple Music from the results.
Sign in to your Apple ID account on the page that appears and select “Allow” on the “Access Request” page.
Link to Apple Music on the Alexa Skills webpage
Visit the Apple Music page on the Alexa Skills website and select Enable.
Make sure you are logged into your Amazon account in a web browser. Also, make sure you have the same Amazon account on your Fire TV Stick.
If you are not logged in, click the “Login” button and enter your account credentials on the next page. Skip to step 3 if you are already logged in.
When you turn on the Apple Music skill, your browser should open a new tab to link your Apple ID account. Click the “Link Account” button if your browser does not open a tab automatically.
Enter your Apple ID account information to link Alexa and Apple Music.
You may need to authenticate when you sign in if your Apple ID account uses two-factor authentication. Enter the code sent to your phone number or Apple device to continue.
Select Allow to link both services.
You will receive an on-screen message (and an email from Amazon) that Apple Music has successfully linked to Alexa.
Please make Apple Music your default music library and station service in the Amazon Alexa app before proceeding.
Set Apple Music the Default Music Player
You can only make Apple Music your preferred music streaming service through the Alexa app (mobile or web).
Method 1: Use the Alexa Mobile app
In the Alexa mobile app, you should be prompted to “Select a default music service” when you connect Apple Music.
Click the “Visit Music Preferences” button, click “Edit” under “Music” and click “Apple Music”.
If you didn’t receive an invitation, follow the steps below to make Apple Music your default music streaming service.
Open the Alexa app, click “More” in the lower right corner and select “Settings”.Scroll to “Alexa Settings” and click “Music and Podcasts”.To continue, click “Default Services” .
Click the Edit button under Music and Artist & Genre Stations and select Apple Music.
Method 2: Use Alexa Web App
Open the Alexa app (alexa.amazon.com) in a web browser. Open the Settings menu and select Music & Media under Alexa Settings.
Select “Select default music services” under “Account Settings”.
Select Apple Music under Default Music Library and Default Station Service. Click Done to save your changes.
You can now play music and radio stations through Apple Music on Amazon Firestick. Press and hold the microphone button on the Alexa Voice Remote to open Apple Music and say “Alexa, turn on Apple Music.” This command will open Apple Music on your Fire TV screen and shuffle the songs in your playlists.
You can also tell Alexa to play a specific song or album. Press and hold the microphone button on your Fire TV remote and say something like “Alexa, play Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’.”
Link Apple Podcasts to Fire TV Stick
Alexa also supports Apple podcasts. So if you often stream podcasts to your iPhone or iPad via Apple Podcasts, you should link the podcast service to your Fire TV Stick. Even better, make it your default Fire TV podcast service.
Like Apple Music, you can link Apple Podcasts to your Amazon account through the Amazon Skills web page or the Amazon Alexa app.
Method 1: Use the Alexa Skills web page
Visit the Apple Podcasts page on the Alexa Skills website and select Enable. You won’t need to sign in to your Apple ID if you did so when linking Apple Music.
Method 2: From the Alexa Web App
Open the Alexa app (alexa.amazon.com) in a web browser and sign in to your Amazon account. Select “Settings” from the menu, type “Apple podcasts” in the search bar, and select “Apple Podcasts” from the results.
Method 3: From the Amazon mobile app
Open the Amazon Alexa app, tap More in the bottom right corner, and select Skills & Games.Click the search icon in the top right corner, type Apple Podcasts in the search field, and select Apple Podcasts.< /li> Click “Enable to Use” to add Apple Podcasts to Alexa.
Unlink or Disconnect Apple Music and Alexa
If you no longer need Apple Music on your Fire TV Stick, here’s how to disable the service from Alexa.
Open the Alexa app settings menu, select Music & Podcasts, select Apple Music, tap Disable Skill, and select Disable.
Alternatively, go to the Apple Music Alexa Skills web page, sign in to your Amazon account, and select Disable.
Apple Music & Podcasts on Your TV
It should be noted that the navigation and function features in Apple Music Alexa Skill are not great. You can only play/pause music, switch between the previous and next song in your library, and like/dislike songs. These are the main controls.
As mentioned earlier, these methods apply to all Firesticks – whether it’s the low-cost Fire TV Stick Lite or the high-end Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
Stream Apple Music on Fire TV Stick
Stream Apple Music on Fire TV Stick