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How to Play YouTube on Alexa (Step-By-Step-Guide 2023)

We are familiar with YouTube, a well-known video-sharing website, and Alexa, an Amazon-developed cloud-based voice-controlled virtual assistant. But can Alexa play YouTube, though? This article explains How to Play YouTube on Alexa (Amazon Echo devices) and other related questions.

How to Play YouTube on Alexa Show

The steps mentioned below will help you play YouTube on your Alexa show.

  1. Switch on the Alexa show and go to the discover Alexa screen.
  2. Click on the video icon if you want to watch some videos.
  3. The Alexa Show is linked to prime videos. (By default)
  4. If you want to watch YouTube, tell Alexa to show YouTube.
  5. The YouTube window will open.
  6. Watch the videos that you want to watch on YouTube.
How to Play YouTube on Alexa
How to Play YouTube on Alexa Show

Can amazon echo plays youtube

Yes, Amazon Echo devices can play YouTube videos through a compatible video streaming service, such as Amazon Prime Video or Hulu. To play a YouTube video on an Amazon Echo device, you can ask Alexa to play the video followed by the name or subject of the video you want to watch. For example, you can say, Alexa, play the YouTube video Gangnam Style, or Alexa, play the YouTube video How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Please note that you cannot use the Amazon Echo to browse YouTube or Search for specific videos.

How to Play YouTube on Alexa through iPhone

YouTube is a well-known website that a large number of people visit daily. You can access your YouTube account through your Alexa device. If you want to play YouTube on Alexa, it’s very simple. Please follow the steps given below.

  1. Switch on your Alexa device (Alexa is wireless and has Bluetooth built-in).
  2. Open your iPhone, go to the settings, and turn on Bluetooth mode.
  3. When you enable Bluetooth, Alexa will appear under my devices.
  4. Click on the Alexa/Echo dot. It will establish a connection with your iPhone. Else once Bluetooth is activated, give Alexa a voice command to pair.  
  5. Once both devices are connected, launch YouTube, and begin playing.
How to Play YouTube on Alexa
How to Play YouTube on Alexa through iPhone

Why Does Alexa Not Support YouTube Music

Technically, Alexa can’t play music from YouTube. However, we can pair Alexa with our mobile device and ask Alexa to play YouTube. YouTube is available on both the Echo Show and the Echo Spot, but not YouTube Music.

I Want to Watch Alexa

There are various variations of Alexa, including the Echo Dot, Echo Studio, Echo Show, and Echo Spot. Currently, only the Echo Show and Echo Spot have a display on which we can watch videos.

How to connect Alexa to youtube

To connect Alexa to YouTube, you need to have an Amazon Echo device and a YouTube account. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.

2 Go to the Settings section.

3. Select the device you want to connect to YouTube.

4. Scroll down to the Video & Music section and tap on YouTube

5. Sign in to your YouTube account

6. After signing in, you’ll see a list of YouTube channels that you can link to your Alexa account. Select the ones you want to connect.

7. To play a YouTube video on your Echo device, just say Alexa, and play on YouTube.

How to play youtube in Alexa echo dot

To play YouTube on an Amazon Echo Dot, you need to have an Echo Dot device and a YouTube account. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Go to the Settings section.
  3. Select the Echo Dot device you want to connect to YouTube.
  4. Scroll down to the Video & Music section and tap on YouTube
  5. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  6. After signing in, you’ll see a list of YouTube channels that you can link to your Alexa account. Select the ones you want to connect with.
  7. To play a YouTube video on your Echo Dot, just say Alexa, play on YouTube.

Can Alexa Play Apple Music

Yes, Alexa can play Apple Music in various ways. Let’s look at each of the options.

Use Bluetooth to play Apple Music on Alexa.

First, we must pair our mobile device with Alexa via Bluetooth, and then we can ask Alexa to play Apple Music.

a. Pair your Amazon smart speaker with a Bluetooth device.

b. Connect your device to your Amazon Echo Smart Speaker.

c. Begin playing Apple Music on Alexa via the Amazon smart speaker.

Make Apple Music your default music service.

You can also make Apple Music your default music service to make it easier to access. 

Pro Tip: Apple Music is not free, you must subscribe to it before connecting with Alexa

Can I Play Google Music on Alexa

Yes, you can play Google Music on Alexa using Bluetooth. Just pair your device with Alexa to play music from Google. In December 2020, YouTube Music replaced Google Music, and you can play YouTube Music by pairing your Alexa with YouTube. 

Youtube music sur alexa

You can use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to play music from YouTube on your Alexa-enabled device. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Tap the  Menu icon in the top left corner of the app.
  3. Tap Music, Videos, and Books.
  4. Tap Link New Service.
  5. Select YouTube.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your YouTube account to Alexa.
  7. Once you’ve linked your YouTube account, you can ask Alexa to play music from YouTube by saying something like Alexa, play some music on YouTube or Alexa, and play [artist/song/genre] on YouTube.
  8. Keep in mind that you’ll need a YouTube Music subscription to play music on demand, but you can still listen to music videos and playlists for free

FAQ: How to Play YouTube on Alexa

Is there an Alexa skill for YouTube?

As such, there is no separate Alexa skill for YouTube. But we can play YouTube videos on Alexa with the help of Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth >> Ask Alexa to connect to your device >> Connect your device to Alexa >> Open YouTube >> Play whatever you want on YouTube.

How do I enable YouTube skills on Alexa?

It is not possible to activate YouTube skills on Alexa. However, we can play YouTube on Alexa via Bluetooth. The Echo Show and Echo Dot have displays on which we can watch YouTube videos.

Will Alexa ever support YouTube Music?

Amazon does not allow us to link our YouTube Music account to Alexa (or vice versa). The only option is to use Bluetooth connectivity on our phone or laptop to stream music from YouTube Music. Turn on Bluetooth >> Connect Alexa to your phone >> Once connected, enable pairing >> Play music from YouTube Music.

Can Alexa play YouTube on TV?

You can watch YouTube on TV and control the YouTube app with Amazon Alexa.

How do I get YouTube to show on Echo?

By default, Alexa does not have its own YouTube App, which limits its functionality. However, with the help of Amazon’s Silk Browser, we can watch YouTube on the Echo Show. If you ask Alexa to play a particular video, she will display the link, which we can open and play.

can I play youtube music on Alexa?

Technically, Alexa doesn’t support service apps, so Alexa can’t play music from YouTube.To allow Alexa to stream music from YouTube, connect Alexa to your Bluetooth device. It also uses Alexa as an external speaker. Or, if you are using the Alexa Echo Show, play music from YouTube through your web browser.

How do I add YouTube to Alexa TV?

We cannot add YouTube to Alexa TV. However, we can play YouTube videos on our smart TV with the help of Alexa.

Conclusion:

We hope we have answered all your questions about How to Play YouTube on Alexa. If you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments section below. Get all your tech-related questions answered here at True Tech Journal.

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Dhanya Narasimhamurthy
Dhanya Narasimhamurthy
Dhanya is a Content Writer, SEO and Digital Marketing enthusiast. She is a postgraduate in Commerce with over 10+ years of corporate experience in Market Research, ITO and BPO outsourcing and Competitive Intelligence.

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