As you know, Alexa is great for playing music on voice command. Sometimes you don’t want to hear the next song in the queue, though. Wouldn’t it be great if Alexa could just skip the song for you?
Unfortunately, Alexa cannot skip songs yet. While this feature is not available yet, Amazon has said that they are working on it.
There are a few reasons why this feature might be difficult to add. Let’s read on for further information about skipping songs.
Why won’t Alexa skip songs?
When it comes to a lack of skipping, this is not a bug in the device. It is a feature that Amazon has not released yet.
Alexa can’t skip songs yet
This is the most obvious answer. Amazon has said that they are working on adding this feature, but it hasn’t been released yet. So for now, you’ll have to skip songs the old-fashioned way.
Skipping Songs is Difficult
This is another reason why Alexa might not be able to skip songs just yet. If Amazon were to release a feature that let users skip songs, it would have to be very precise.
There are many different ways to skip songs on different devices, so Amazon would have to take all of those into account.
Plus, they would have to make sure that the feature worked with all of the different music providers that Alexa supports. This would be no easy feat!
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How to Get Alexa to Skip Songs?
Let’s look at some ways to get around this limitation.
One way is to use your phone to control the music. If you have an iPhone, you can use the AirPlay feature to control the music on your Echo.
You can also use your phone to control the music that’s playing on other devices in your home.
If you have an Android phone, you can use the Google Home app to control the music on your Echo. This app also lets you control other devices in your home that are connected to Google Home.
You may also try the “Next Song” command. If you say “Next Song” to Alexa, she will play the next song in the queue. This is not as fast as skipping a song, but it is a way to get through the queue quickly.
Read more: Why won’t Alexa play certain songs?
How do you fast-forward songs on Alexa?
There are a few ways to fast-forward songs on Alexa. Since you can use your phone to skip, you can also use it to fast-forward songs.
If you have an iPhone, you can use the AirPlay feature to control the music on your Echo. Simply swipe up on the screen to open the Control Center. Then, tap on the AirPlay icon and select your Echo.
From there, you can fast-forward or reverse the song by swiping on the playback bar.
Can Alexa skip songs on Spotify?
If you have an Echo and a Spotify account, you can use Alexa to control the music. Tell Alexa to play specific songs, albums, or playlists. You can also ask her to shuffle your music.
You can’t ask Alexa to skip songs on Spotify, however. So for now, you’ll have to skip songs the old-fashioned way using the steps above.
What Command Can I Use Instead of Skip Song?
If you want to ask Alexa to do something other than skip a song, you can use the following commands:
- Start over
- Next song
- Previous song
You may want to try “next song” if you just want to move on to the next song without skipping. This is a shorter command, and it might be easier for Alexa to understand.
When you say “Next Song” while one is playing, it will go to the next song in the queue. If there are no more songs in the queue, then it will play the first song of the playlist or album.
If you want to play the previous song, you can use the “previous song” command. This will play the song that was just played before the current one.
When it is time to stop the music, you can use the “stop” command. This will stop the music that’s currently playing and it will also pause any songs that are queued up.
To start over the music, you can use the “start over” command. This will restart the song that’s currently playing.
If you want to pause the music, you can use the “pause” command. This will pause the song that’s currently playing.
Final Thoughts on Alexa Skipping Songs
While Alexa cannot currently skip songs, Amazon is working on adding this feature. Of course, it does not mean you are stuck listening to a song you don’t like.
In the meantime, you can use your phone to control the music. Or, try using one of the other commands listed above to work through your music queue until you reach the song you like.