How To Play SoundCloud On Alexa
Are you a music enthusiast who loves to listen to the latest tracks on SoundCloud? Do you also happen to own an Amazon Alexa device and wonder if it’s possible to stream your favorite SoundCloud playlists through it? Well, good news! You can indeed play your favorite SoundCloud tunes on your Alexa device, and in this article, we’ll guide you through the simple steps to make it happen.
What You’ll Need
To start streaming SoundCloud on your Alexa device, you’ll need a few things in place. First and foremost, you’ll obviously need an Amazon Alexa device, such as the Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show. Next, ensure that your Alexa device is properly set up and connected to the internet.
You’ll also need an active account on both Amazon and SoundCloud. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can quickly create one on their website or using the Alexa mobile app. As for SoundCloud, you can sign up for free on their website or also use the SoundCloud app.
Lastly, ensure that the SoundCloud app is installed on your mobile device. You can download it from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android) and log in to your SoundCloud account.
Connecting SoundCloud to Alexa
Once you have all the prerequisites in place, follow these steps to connect SoundCloud to your Alexa device:
1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device.
2. Tap on the Menu icon (usually located in the top-left corner).
3. Select “Skills & Games” from the menu.
4. In the search bar, type “SoundCloud” and hit Enter.
5. From the list of results, select the official SoundCloud skill developed by SoundCloud.
6. Tap on the “Enable to Use” button to allow Alexa to access your SoundCloud account.
7. A window will prompt you to log in to your SoundCloud account. Enter your SoundCloud credentials and click on the “Log In” button.
Once you have successfully logged in, you’ll receive a notification confirming the successful linking of your SoundCloud account with Alexa.
Using SoundCloud on Alexa
Now that you have connected SoundCloud to Alexa, it’s time to start streaming your favorite tracks. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Simply wake up Alexa by saying “Alexa” or “Echo” (depending on your device settings).
2. To play a specific track, artist, or playlist from SoundCloud, say “Alexa, ask SoundCloud to play [song/artist/playlist name].”
3. Alexa will search SoundCloud for the requested music and start playing it through your device’s speaker.
You can also control the playback using voice commands. For example:
– “Alexa, pause” to pause the currently playing track.
– “Alexa, resume” to resume playback.
– “Alexa, next” to skip to the next track.
– “Alexa, previous” to play the previous track.
In addition to these basic voice commands, you can also use more specific requests to refine your music preferences. For instance:
– “Alexa, ask SoundCloud to play the most popular tracks.”
– “Alexa, ask SoundCloud to play music from the 80s.”
– “Alexa, ask SoundCloud to play some relaxing tunes.”
Remember, the SoundCloud skill on Alexa allows you to explore countless genres, artists, and playlists, so don’t hesitate to experiment and discover new music as you go.
Playing SoundCloud on your Alexa device is now as easy as saying a few simple commands. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can connect your SoundCloud account to Alexa and start enjoying your favorite tracks in no time.
With Alexa’s voice control and SoundCloud’s vast music library, you have the perfect combination to enhance your listening experience. Whether you’re in the mood for some popular hits, underground tracks, or relaxing tunes, Alexa and SoundCloud have got you covered. So, go ahead and immerse yourself in the world of music with the power of SoundCloud and Alexa!