If your Echo device isn’t playing any Youtube Music content, it’s likely not a permanent problem. Here’s how to get Youtube Music working correctly on your Echo again.
Note: Instructions in this article apply to all Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot.
Why is Alexa Not Playing Youtube Music?
Youtube Music not playing on Echo devices can be caused by an out-of-date Alexa app or an inability to connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular internet connection.
The Youtube Music service being down or offline can also cause Alexa to not play Youtube Music.
How to Fix it When Alexa is Not Playing Youtube Music
Here are the best solutions for how to fix Youtube Music problems on Alexa-enabled device.
1. Check if Youtube Music’s down. The Youtube Music service could be experiencing a server outage or other technical issue.
2. Check your phone’s internet connection. The quickest way to do this is to open another app that needs an internet connection.
If your Wi-Fi is slow or completely down, turn it off and try using your phone’s cellular connection to access Alexa app. If your Mobile data is slow or completely down, turn it off and try using your Wi-Fi to access Alexa app.
The process of switching between Wi-Fi and Cellular connection depends on your platform: Android [How to Switch Between Mobile Data and Wi-Fi on Android], iPhone [How to Switch to Mobile Data or Wi-Fi on an iPhone]
3. Restart your Echo device. Restarting your echo device will often clear most problems. So take a moment to reboot your device to see if it resolves problems with Youtube Music not connecting with Amazon Echo devices.
4. Unplug the Echo device. You have to unplug it for 30 seconds and plug it in again.
5. Remove the Youtube Music skill and add it again. To remove the Youtube Music skill, Open the Alexa app, Select More > Settings > Music & Podcasts > Youtube Music > Disable Skill. To connect Youtube Music with Alexa, open the Alexa app and go to More > Settings > Music & Podcasts > Link New Service > Youtube Music.
6. Uninstall and reinstall the Alexa app. If nothing else has worked to this point, take the time to completely uninstall Alexa from your Android or iPhone. Then reinstall the Alexa app on your device to the latest version.
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