Why wont Alexa play music all day?

I am sure you are wondering how to make your Alexa play music continuously. Does it play a song or a whole playlist then itstops playing? You want it to play longer and nonstop right? In this post, you will be guided on how to achieve this but first, let me take you through how to ensure your songs are not interrupted or stopped abruptly while streaming.

Why does Alexa stop playing?

If you want your songs to playcontinuously without interruption ensure you have a strong WI-FI connection. Also you should remove objects from around the device to avoid any form of interference. With this, you would not encounter any issues while streaming.

How long can Alexa play a song?

Alexa will play your song continously and for as long as you desire. All you have to do is follow  this command, just say ‘Alexa play for X hours’ X being the number of hours you want your song to play and it will play nonstop till the time elapses.

How long can Alexa play multiple songs?

Now you may be thinking, Alexa stops playing after a while. True, Alexa will stop playing when it has exhausted all you have on your playlist.If you made a request for it to play songs from an artist, it will stop playing when there are no other songs from that artist. Also if the request was to play an album or playlist, it will stop when the list is exhausted.However, some playlists are virtually unlimited with amazon unlimited.

Let me show you how to enjoy your songs nonstop.

  • If you want Alexa to play a certain song continuously, use this command, you say Alexa repeat this song and it will repeat the song. Use the above command to give it a stipulated time to repeat, say Alexa play forX number of hours.
  • You can also use this command to play songs to bed, while cooking, to relax or while doing any activity and you feel the need for some good music.

How to make Alexa play multiple songs continuously

       Create your playlist

  • To create a playlist with Alexa you only need to place commands. Just say

“Alexa, create a new playlist”then you add songs to the list.

  • While streaming, any song you listen to and you love, place a command to Alexa to add it to your playlist. You say “Alexa, add this song to my playlist”if your playlists has a  nameyou say “Alexa, add this song to my (playlist name)”
  • Once you have added your favorite songs to your playlist and you want to enjoy it for a certain period, you say “Alexa loop this playlist”. As it starts playing, you place another command for the number of hours you want, you say “Alexa play for X hours”and Alexa will play continuously for the number of hours given.

Amazon Unlimited

With amazon unlimited, you get the luxury of streaming a longer list of songs. As you stream, remember to command Alexa to add your favorite songs to your playlist. Then you use the above guide to loop your playlist. With this you can now come up with your own list of songs to enjoy continuously for as long as you wish.

Are you a staunch music lover to the point that you want songs playing throughout your night’s sleep? Just any speaker won’t be safe to allow that. Using your smartphone to play songs the whole night would drain its battery. Plus, you should not sleep with a plugged-in device near you.

Can Alexa be a savior in such circumstances? Can Alexa keep playing music all night? Let’s find out.


  • 1 Can You Keep Alexa On All Night?
  • 2 Can Alexa Play Music All Night?
  • 3 Can Alexa Play Music All Night?
  • 4 Fixes To Alexa Not Playing Music
  • 5 Conclusion

Further reading: How Long Will Alexa Play Music Before Turning Off?

Can You Keep Alexa On All Night?

Unlike other electronic devices, it is safe to keep an Alexa device plugged in all night. Alexa devices like Amazon Echo Dot and other generations are safe to use.

They consume very low power consumption when on standby, i.e., just 2W to 4W, whereas when they are being commanded (talked to), they consume 6W, which is sufficiently low. Alexa works on standby mode most of the time when it’s on and only wakes up when someone wakes it up through the wake word.

This is why Alexa stays plugged in through the night without any safety issues.

Can Alexa Play Music All Night?

Alexa can play music all night if there is an arrangement that allows you to play music throughout the night.

It even has smart home controls that allow your play sounds all night. This can do through Alexa Routines.

To set Routines on Alexa, go to the Alexa app. Go to More and then tap on Routines.

If you want to create a new routine, tap on the + sign in the top right corner. This will give you three options:

  • Enter routine name

You can give a name to your routine like ‘playing music all night.’

  • When this happens

Next, you need to tell Alexa when you want the routine to be activated and through what means. The options include voice command, Schedule, Alarm, Smart Home, or the Echo Button.

Press on + to choose any of these options. If you choose the Voice option, you need to type in the command to activate it manually. For instance, “Alexa, activate my routine 1”.

  • Add Action

Finally, the user would have to add the desired Action. These actions include controlling your smart home devices like smart plugs, smart lights, thermostats, and even smart speakers as well.

For the current situation, allow yourself to add a smart speaker like Echo to your routine. You can add music, podcasts, or radio to it you want to listen to you as part of your routine.

Activating skills on Alexa is another way to listen to sounds all night. Some of the skills that work all night include

  • Sleep Sounds: Rain Sounds
  • Mind Music Sleep
  • Sleep Sounds by sleep Jar
  • Guided Meditation

Open your Alexa app, go to skills and search for these skills to activate them.

But wait! Did you mean strictly music and no sounds?

Can Alexa Play Music All Night?

Well, if music strictly means your favorite songs on your playlist on your favorite music streaming app.

It is no doubt that Alexa can play music for a few hours after you leave the song playing at night. However, sometimes due to inactivity, it is experienced by some users that the songs stop automatically.

There are various reasons for the same. Alexa do so when

  • There is no activity
  • When Alexa had played all the songs on the playlist
  • When all the artist’s songs you selected are played
  • If you have put a self-timer on Alexa, turn it off automatically after a few hours.
  • The home Wi-Fi isn’t on all night. Alexa needs an internet connection at all times to work.
  • The device from which Amazon Prime Music or other streaming service is selected is turned off.

But what if there is no such thing. You put your songs on your playlist on shuffle. Why did Alexa stop playing then?

Well, if you have been using Amazon Prime Music, there are certainly fewer chances something like this would happen. Solution 1 says, play your favorite playlist from Amazon Prime Music and wait until the blue light on your Echo goes out. Now ask, “Alexa, loop.” With this, no matter the number of songs in the playlist, Alexa will keep playing the songs repeatedly.

Fixes To Alexa Not Playing Music

Why wont Alexa play music all day?
Why wont Alexa play music all day?

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The normal fixes for Alexa not playing music may also help. You never know Alexa stopped playing music for some other reason that has nothing to do with its capability to play music all night.

Sometimes, Alexa stops playing music midway due to inevitable glitches. You can try these troubleshooting fixes to allow Alexa to play music all night:

  • Check internet connection

There is a possibility that the internet speed at night isn’t enough to stream music. The speaker should be connected to the same bandwidth and channel for Alexa to work more efficiently. Too many devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network can also cause problems. To make Alexa work, try disconnecting all the other devices to reduce the congestion. Keep the Alexa device away from other connected devices to reduce interference.

Replacing the Alexa device closer to the home router can also solve problems related to connectivity.

  • Reenable Alexa skill

Are you using a Skill to play music on Alexa? In such a case, the music stopped due to some glitch in Skills.

To reenable the Skill, visit the Alexa app, go to More> Skills & Games> Disable. Disable the currently enabled music skill. Now, search for the skill again and enable it to make it work properly.

  • Restart the Alexa device

Sometimes rebooting Alexa can also help. This can be done by unplugging the Alexa device from the power socket. Plugging it in back again. Thereafter, connect the Alexa to Wi-Fi afresh.

In worst-case scenarios, you may have to factory reset your Alexa device. However, before doing this, you should once take the help of amazon customer service support to solve your problem.


Commanding Alexa, loop after you have played your favorite playlist allows Alexa to play music all night, provided there should be no sleep timer activated. Alternatively, this can be done by setting Routines for every hour using the Alexa app.

How do I keep Alexa playing music all day?

Then say, "Alex, loop." Alexa should respond with "loop mode one." If it's only one song, that same song will play continuously until you tell it to stop. If it's an album or playlist, it will play to the end of the album or playlist and then start it over again. Helpful?

How do I get Alexa to play music for 8 hours?

Play music for a duration of time or set music as your alarm Simply say, "Alexa, play relaxing music for an hour" before bed to play your chosen genre or station for up to 8 hours.

Why does Alexa stop playing music due to inactivity?

When it comes to your Echo devices, they have their own sleep timer. For this, you can set the sleep timer verbally. You would say, “Alexa, set sleep timer for x hours.” After this time period, the Echo will stop playing your music. At this point, the maximum time you have before your music shuts off, is 4 hours.