We’ll show you the official workaround
Amazon Music is the default music streaming service on all Fire TV devices. If you have an active Apple Music subscription, you can link the service to your streaming stick instead of paying for Amazon Music.
We’ll show you how to stream music, radio stations, and podcasts on Fire TV Sticks using Apple’s streaming services. The steps in this tutorial apply to all Fire TV Stick models/generations that support voice interaction with Alexa.
There’s no standalone Apple Music app for Fire TV devices. But, of course, there’s an official workaround for streaming songs on a 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.
The easiest way to link Apple Music to a 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 App Store for iPhone and iPad users.
Follow these steps to link Apple Music to your Fire TV device on the Amazon Alexa app.
If you don’t find “Link Music Services” on the homepage, select Discover Skills & Games instead.
Alternatively, go to Settings > Music & Podcasts > Link New Service, tap Apple Music, and tap Enable To Use.
If your Apple ID account uses two-factor authentication, provide the security code sent to your phone number or Apple device.
If the Amazon Alexa app isn’t available in your country, link your Apple Music account to Amazon on the web app. Check the next section for detailed steps.
Make sure you’re signed in to your Amazon account on the web browser. Additionally, ensure it’s the same Amazon account on your Fire TV Stick.
You may need to authenticate the sign-in if your Apple ID account uses two-factor authentication. Provide the code sent to your phone number or Apple devices to proceed.
You’ll get an on-screen message (and an email from Amazon) that Apple Music has been successfully linked to Alexa.
Before proceeding, make Apple Music your default music library and station service in the Amazon Alexa App.
You can only make Apple Music your preferred music streaming service through the Alexa (mobile or web) app.
On the Alexa mobile app, you should get a prompt to “Choose a default Music Service” when you link Apple Music.
Tap the Visit Music Settings button, tap Change in the “Music” section, and tap Apple Music.
If you don’t get the prompt, follow the steps below to make Apple Music your default music streaming service.
Now, you can play music and radio stations via Apple Music on your Amazon Firestick. Press and hold the microphone button on your Alexa Voice Remote to open Apple Music and say, “Alexa, play Apple Music.” This command will open Apple Music on your Fire TV Screen and shuffle songs in your playlists.
You can also instruct Alexa to play a specific song or album. Press and hold the mic button on your Fire TV remote and say, for example, “Alexa, play ‘Give Me Love’ by Ed Sheeran.”
Alexa also supports Apple Podcasts. So if you often stream podcasts on your iPhone or iPad via Apple Podcasts, you should link the podcast service to your Fire TV Stick. Even better, make it your Fire TV’s default podcast service.
Like Apple Music, you can link Apple Podcasts to your Amazon account via your Amazon Skills webpage or the Amazon Alexa App.
Visit the Apple Podcasts page on the Alexa Skills website and select Enable. You won’t be required to sign in to your Apple ID account if you’ve done that when linking Apple Music.
If you no longer need Apple Music on your Fire TV Stick, here’s how to unlink the service from Alexa.
Open the Alexa App settings menu, select Music & Podcasts, select Apple Music, tap Disable Skill, and select Disable.
Alternatively, head to the Apple Music Alexa Skills webpage, sign in to your Amazon account, and select Disable.
We should mention that the navigation options and features on the Apple Music Alexa Skill aren’t extensive. You can only play/pause music, switch between the previous and next song in your library, and like/dislike songs. Those are the basic controls.
As mentioned earlier, these methods are applicable on all Firesticks—be it the low-end Fire TV Stick Lite or high-end Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
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