Just say "Alexa, play holiday music!"
Whether you use Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music or another music provider, those simple words will have holiday hits from Bing Crosby to Mariah Carey playing in no time. Just want the classics? Try "Alexa, play Christmas classics." If you have a dog (or even if you don't and just want a laugh), "Alexa, shuffle songs by the Barking Dogs" will get your canine friends into the spirit too (a fantastic tip from a VoiceBrew subscriber)!
Pro Tip #1: Haven't linked your preferred music provider account to Alexa yet? There's no time like the present! Tap/click here for simple set-up steps that will take you 1 minute or less.
Pro Tip #2: If you don’t link a preferred music provider account to Alexa, it will default Amazon Music. If you have Prime, you’ll get access to 2 million songs for free (but you won’t be able to access your Spotify, Apple Music, etc. playlists). If you don’t have Prime, you can still listen to Amazon Music playlists and stations for free, but you’ll have to listen to a few ads as well.
Pro Tip #3: You can currently get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99! You'll get unlimited access to 50 million songs and thousands of expertly curated playlists and stations.
3 more fun & easy ways to get festive with Alexa:
- Let the big man himself gift you a personal playlist! First, say, “Alexa, open iHeart Santa.” Next, respond “yes” or “no” to Santa's questions, then enjoy a curated line-up of holiday songs tailored to your taste
- Get a yule log going on your Echo Show, no fireplace required! Say “Alexa, open Holiday Yule Log” to see looping footage of a crackling fire and listen to a soundtrack of holiday tunes
- Take your music merriment to the max with these Alexa music hacks