How to Play iHeartRadio Stations on Alexa [2022]


Smart speakers require internet-based radio stations that are smart and efficient. With the assistance of iHeartRadio you’ll have access to over 11,000 stations and more than 250,000 podcasts all accessible from your favourite Echo device.

This article will learn how to access iHeartRadio stations via Alexa How you can create iHeartRadio the default Alexa music provider, and all the voice commands that you require to locate your most-loved iHeartRadio songs on Alexa.

How to Connect iHeartRadio to Alexa

  1. Choose the More tab within the Alexa app.
  2. Choose Options from menu options.
  3. Choose Music and podcasts in the Settings menu that is under Alexa Preferences. It is possible scroll down to view it.
  4. Choose iHeartRadio from the services menu. You may need to scroll down to find it.
  5. Select Enable To Use to enable the iHeartRadio skill on Your Alexa account.

Once you have enabled the skill with the skill enabled, you can begin using iHeartRadio on all of your Alexa devices.

We’ll go over all of the Alexa iHeartRadio command options in about a minute. For now you can begin by asking an artist radio using the command “Alexa, play Cardi B radio on iHeartRadio.”

Before you leave the Alexa app there are two other things you’ll need to complete.

  • Connect the iHeartRadio account through your Alexa skill for access to your customized content, as well as other advantages associated with iHeartRadio membership. I would suggest this even if have (or would like to create) the no-cost iHeartRadio account.
  • Set iHeartRadio as your default Alexa music service. So you don’t need to select iHeartRadio to use voice commands. Simply say, “Alexa, play Kesha radio,” and your Echo will be aware that you want to use the iHeartRadio capability.

Linking your iHeartRadio account

  1. Choose Options from iHeartRadio Alexa skills page.
  2. Click Link Account
  3. Log in using the details of your iHeartRadio account details (or create an account) and then grant the Alexa access to the iHeartRadio profile.

Configuring iHeartRadio for Alexa’s primary service for music

  1. You can go back to your Alexa Music menu. If you’ve forgotten that, you can find it at MoreSettings> Music and Podcasts.
  2. Choose Default Services from the menu.
  3. Select Change from one options. It is likely that you will need to set the same default for all three stations, however you can also choose to set iHeartRadio to be the primary choice service for only music, artist, as well as genre channels, and podcasts.
  4. Choose iHeartRadio from the drop-down menu of music services.
  5. Make the other two defaults to iHeartRadio If you wish to.

What if Alexa Will Not Play IHeartRadio?

Sometimes Alexa isn’t responsive or is unable to play music service such as iHeartRadio. If this occurs, try these solutions.

  • Start your Echo by disconnecting it from the power source for 30 seconds, then waiting for it to recharge then plugging it back in.
  • You can update your Echo by telling it, “Alexa, check for software updates.” If you’re using the Echo Show You’ll need go to Settings> Device OptionsClick on Software Updates because the voice command will not work.
  • Re-enable and disable the iHeartRadio ability within the Alexa application.

Alexa iHeartRadio Commands

Here are the currently available iHeartRadio commands for Alexa.

iHeartRadio actionWhat to sayExample
Play a radio stationAlexa play [station name]

Alexa, play [Station name] [Region]

Alexa, play [station frequency]

Alexa, play the station [station call sign]
Alexa, play Smooth Jazz Chicago
Play an artist stationAlexa, play [artist]Alexa, play Kelly Clarkson
Play a podcastAlexa play the podcast [podcast]

Alexa, play my playlist
Alexa, play This Week in Tech podcast
Play / Resume musicAlexa, play

Alexa, resume
Pause musicAlexa, pause

Aelxa, stop
Go to next songAlexa, next

Alexa, next song

Alexa, skip

Alexa, skip song
Give song infoAlexa, what kind of song is this?

Alexa, what song is this?
Give album infoAlexa, what’s the album?
Give artist nameAlexa, who sings this?

Alexa, who is this?
Increase volumeAlexa, volume up

Alexa, louder
Decrease VolumeAlexa, volume down

Alexa, quieter
Set volumeAlexa, set volume to level [number]

Alexa, volume [number]
Alexa, set volume to 9

If there’s no iHeartRadio selected as the default music option it is necessary to include “on iHeartRadio” to the end of the command. For example, you might use the phrase “Alexa, play Kelly Clarkson on iHeartRadio.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to stream iHeartRadio via Alexa?

You can listen to iHeartRadio stations from any Alexa device after you’ve installed the iHeartRadio skill. Simply request Alexa to start playing your preferred artist or station by using the command “Alexa, play Kenny Chesney on iHeartRadio.”

How do I connect iHeartRadio using Alexa?

You’ll need an iHeartRadio ability installed on Alexa and connected directly to an iHeartRadio account in order to sync across all your devices.

How can I find an audio station to be on Alexa?

You can listen to any of the iHeartRadio’s 860plus radio stations when you request it by name frequency,, or call sign. For instance, you could ask for the Power 105.1 through the phrase, “Alexa, play the station Power 105.1.”

Is iHeartRadio available for free when you sign up for Amazon Prime?

You don’t require an account to access iHeartRadio via Alexa. However the paid subscription will provide additional features, such as the capability to play any song at any time or instantly replay songs.

What’s Next?

iHeartRadio isn’t the only musical skill with Alexa. It does offer some of the most popular radio stations for free and is a great backup in case Alexa doesn’t allow Apple Music and Spotify does not have your preferred artist.

A lot of the commands listed above are the same as Siri and Spotify Alexa command voice making switching to the default music app simple. If you have members of your family who share their Alexa accounts, then you are able to decide to use each of them as your personal default account or use, for instance, more than one Spotify accounts on the same Alexa.

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