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echo dot playing ios music

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by RobTi, 26 Nov 2019.

  1. RobTi

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Jan 2005

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    sorry cant find anywhere else to post this, I am thinking of getting my mother an echo dot but she is an iPhone user, so will it play her downloaded music from her iPhone, not apple music from the cloud just by asking ?
    Thanks
     
  2. andicole0

    Soldato

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    Google says yes.
    Andi.
     
  3. HecFam

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Nov 2011

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    Location: London

    Pretty sure the echo by default will stream music from Amazon music, it doesn't take anything from any connected device. So for this you will need to be logged into an account with a Prime subscription.

    Otherwise, you can add other sources like spotify, deezer or apple music which it can stream the music from.

    Edit: rereading it, sounds like you can connect your phone via bluetooth to play music from the device, but can't say I can comment on how it's used. Not sure if it works with voice.
     
  4. skyripper

    Wise Guy

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  5. RobTi

    Hitman

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    thanks I read most of the google replies and also searched and it seems that it can only stream from the cloud and not from her music stored on her phone, just wondered if anyone had it set up like this and could help
     
  6. andicole0

    Soldato

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    You can use an iPhone to setup the dot, the phone is then paired to the dot and music from the iphone can be played.
    Andi.
     
  7. skyripper

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  8. RobTi

    Hitman

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    thanks all looks like I will get her one and give it a try
     
  9. andicole0

    Soldato

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    You can't really go wrong at £22.
    Andi.
     
  10. BigDannyO

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    In the Alexa app which you link to the Echo, you can choose which services to use for music streaming. You just need to log in with the appropriate credentials for each service and link it to Alexa, a la:
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  11. andicole0

    Soldato

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    @BigDannyO where does the music local to the iphone show up? Those shown are all cloud based services aren't they?
    Andi.
     
  12. Seearbe

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2019

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    You should be able to use the dot as a bluetooth speaker. Not sure to what extent you would have voice control over playback.

    The fart noise feature is worth the £22 alone.