How to Create and Edit Amazon Music Playlists with Alexa

(Pocket-lint) – You can ask Amazon Alexa to create and edit a playlist through an Alexa-enabled device. This includes asking the assistant to add songs to a specific playlist.

The problem? It only works with Amazon Music. Here’s how it works.

How to Create and Edit Playlists with Alexa

It’s easy. Just say “Alexa, create a new playlist”, then you can add songs to it. Or, you can say something like “Alexa, create a ‘Road Trip’ playlist” or “Alexa, create a ‘Morning Smoothies’ playlist” or “Alexa, create a ‘Super Sleep’ playlist”. If you’re listening to a song, you can even say, “Alexa, add this song to my playlist.”

Note: If you prefer to create playlists manually, you can always do so through Amazon Music for Web or the Amazon Music apps for desktop, iOS, Android, and Fire tablet.

Who can create playlists with Alexa?

Amazon Prime Music listeners and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can use the new feature, as well as those with the Amazon Music Unlimited Echo plan, which makes the premium streaming service available on a single Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show or Amazon Tap. The feature is not available for other services, such as Spotify.


Which devices support Alexa playlists?

It works on any device with Alexa enabled, which includes Amazon Echo devices and third-party Alexa devices.

Written by Maggie Tillman and Elyse Betters.

George L. Hernandez