Ever liked a music playlist that your Alexa has played randomly for you? Then you might have even asked Alexa to know what playlist or the station she played. But unfortunately, Alexa only tells you the previously played song every time you ask.

If this is the problem you are facing now, and you want to find out what playlist Alexa is playing upon your request, this guide contains the secret that you are looking for.

In this guide, we will show you some tricks that you can use to know what playlist Alexa has played for you.

Not only that, we will tell you a secret to keep a random song that Alexa plays if you really like it.


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Can I use voice commands to find out what playlist Alexa is playing?

Alexa currently doesn’t have the option to ask her directly what playlist she plays (unless it is a playlist that you have created before). The reason is Alexa chooses the playlist based on your song request and considers your subscription (when selecting stations). The playlist is actually generated in real time according to your interests. So it won’t name the playlist

However, if you ask, “Alexa, what are you playing,” then the smart assistant will respond with the name of the song it is playing currently.

So you cannot ask Alexa directly to give you the name of the playlist. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot get back what she played.

Let’s see what you can do to get the playlist your Alexa has played for you.

How to find out what playlist Alexa is playing

For this trick, you need to download and set up Alexa app on your smartphone (Whether it is Android or iOS, it doesn’t matter)

Then, all you have to do is look for the recently played playlist on the app. Here is how you can do that;

  1. Open the Alexa app
  2. Tap on the Play tab at the bottom of the screen
  3. On the top, you will see the recently played songs and stations on your Alexa
  4. Now you can select the songs and add them to your playlist or even create a new one

Note: Alexa won’t play songs from stations that you have no access to. So when you say Alexa to play songs, it will only pick songs from authorized stations on your account. That mean’s the songs listed under recently played should be visible to you, and it can be saved into your playlist without any issue.

Add the current song to the favorites

If you don’t know, you can add a song that is not in your playlist on your Alexa. This way, you don’t have to keep asking Alexa what playlist it plays each time.

What you need to do here is simple, just tell Alexa, “Alexa, I like this song.” The moment you say it, your Alexa will save that song in your favorites and keep playing songs similar to it.

Also, Alexa will even add a song to your playlist if you give this voice command while the song you like is playing. The voice command is;

“Alexa, add this song to my playlist”

You can even combine these two commands and get the most out of it;

“Alexa, I like this song. add this song to my playlist”

This would be even better if you first create a playlist. Then you can add good songs that your Alexa keeps playing for you. This is just a tip, and you don’t need to create another playlist if you don’t like to.

Bonus – How to find my amazon music playlist?

If you have difficulty even  finding your own playlist on Alexa (Playlists that you have created), you can see them by simply following the steps below;

For android and iOS devices

You should have installed the Amazon Music or Alexa app on your smartphone. If you have already installed one of these apps, this is what you need to do to get your playlist.

These steps are for the Amazon music app;

  1. Open the Amazon Music app
  2. Tap on Library
  3. Then, tap on Playlists
  4. Scroll down, and you will see My playlist
  5. Tap on “My playlist,” and you will also see Followed playlist there

For Windows and Mac:

This is how you find your music playlist on Alexa Windows and Mac versions. The steps are relatively the same as before;

  1. Open the Amazon music app on your Windows/Mac device
  2. Tap on Library
  3. Then, tap on Playlists

Note: To filter your playlists, you can use the “By me”, “Followed”, and “Downloaded” options.


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