Alexa Voice Commands: Music Play Examples

Below, we have compiled a list of voice command examples you can use with Alexa to play your favorite music. Whether you want to hear a specific song or discover new music, these commands will help you easily control your music listening experience. Simply say the wake word followed by one of the commands below and Alexa will take care of the rest.

#1 Play a Specific Song

“Play ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran”
“Play ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen”
“Play ‘WAP’ by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion”
“Play ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars”

#2 Play Music by Artist

“Play songs by Adele”
“Play music by Justin Bieber”
“Play all songs by Taylor Swift”
“Play tracks by Kanye West”

#3 Play Music by Genre

“Play pop music”
“Play rock music”
“Play hip hop music”
“Play classical music”

#4 Shuffle Playlists

“Shuffle my playlist ‘Workout Jams'”
“Shuffle my playlist ‘Chill Vibes'”
“Shuffle my playlist ‘Throwback Hits'”
“Shuffle my playlist ‘New Music'”

#5 Repeat and Skip Songs

“Repeat this song”
“Skip this song”
“Next track”
“Previous track”

#6 Control Volume and Playback

“Turn the volume up”
“Turn the volume down”
“Resume music”

#7 Play Music on External Devices

“Play music on my Echo Dot”
“Play music on my Fire TV”
“Play music on my Sonos speaker”
“Play music on my Bose headphones”

#8 Discover New Music

“Play new music”
“Play the top 40 songs”
“Play Grammy-nominated songs”
“Play the Billboard Hot 100”

#9 Create and Manage Playlists

“Create a playlist called ‘Party Jams'”
“Add this song to my playlist ‘Summer Vibes'”
“Delete ‘Blank Space’ from my playlist”
“Play my playlist ‘Driving Tunes'”

#10 Other Music Commands

“Play music from my library”
“Play music by a different artist”
“Find more songs by this artist”
“Play the song that goes, ‘I’m off the deep end'”