How to Play Music on an ecobee Switch+

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Play music using your Ecobee Switch+.
  • Add music or skills to your Amazon account.
Before We Begin:
  • Be near your computer to review your Amazon Music account.
  • Have your smartphone or tablet nearby with the Amazon Alexa app to add music skills to your Amazon Alexa account.
Ecobee

1 Setup Check

In order to continue, your Ecobee Switch+ must be installed and functioning properly with the Ecobee app.

Ecobee

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Play music using your Ecobee Switch+.
  • Add music or skills to your Amazon account.
Before We Begin:
  • Be near your computer to review your Amazon Music account.
  • Have your smartphone or tablet nearby with the Amazon Alexa app to add music skills to your Amazon Alexa account.
Ecobee

In order to continue, your Ecobee Switch+ must be installed and functioning properly with the Ecobee app.

Ecobee

In order to continue, the Amazon Alexa app must be installed and functioning properly on your smartphone or tablet.

Amazon Alexa

Amazon

The Ecobee Switch+ uses Amazon services to play music.

Your Switch+ can be used to play music, podcasts, and audiobooks that are linked to your Amazon account. Music in your Amazon Music Library and Audible audiobook library. If you are a Amazon Prime member, you can also listen to music and radio available with your Prime subscription.

You can also use most music services you have connected to your Amazon account. ecobee Switch+ currently supports Amazon Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.

At this time, the Ecobee Switch+ does not support Spotify or Pandora music streaming services.

Your Amazon Alexa device responds to your voice, and can perform a variety of actions to play music for you.

Example Music Commands

Simply say these commands near your Alexa device.

  • "Alexa, play some music."
    • Your Alexa device will use your previous play history, as well as various charts, to choose some music for you and play it.
  • "Alexa, play [song] on my [other device]."
    • If you have multiple Alexa-enabled devices, Alexa will accept the command from wherever it hears you, and then play music using the other speaker system.
    If you want Alexa to play on a certain device, rather than the Alexa device itself, specify it like this each time.
  • "Alexa, play music by [artist]."
    • Your Alexa device will try to find music by the artist you say.
  • While playing "Alexa, next."
    • Skip the song currently playing, and move on to the next.
  • "Alexa, Restart."
    • Your Alexa device will restart the song you're currently listening to.
  • "Alexa, play [station] on [service]."
    • Alexa will use the service you mention, and try to play the station you mention.

Alexa understands a huge number of different commands. If you're not sure, simply try saying what you want, and it will try to help.

  1. Open Alexa.
    Amazon Alexa
  2. Select the Menu in the top-left corner.
    Menu
  3. Select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  4. Select Categories at the top.
    Alexa Skills with Categories highlighted.
  5. Select Music & Audio.
    Music and Audio
  6. Here you can browse the most popular and featured music and audio skills available for Amazon Alexa.
    Music and Audio skills
    You may also search for a specific skill using the magnifying glass in the top-right corner.
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