How to Fix Amazon Music Stops Playing Songs Due to Inactivity Issue

Amazon has been continuously venturing into new areas by the day, with the online marketplace giant joining the growing world of streaming services through Amazon Music. The streaming service boasts an extensive collection of songs.

You can even arrange your song queues, create your playlists, and play directly on your Amazon Echo and other supported devices. You can even play your favorite music offline if you download them.

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Best Ways to Troubleshoot Amazon Music Stops Playing Songs Due to Inactivity Error

But while Amazon Music works great, there are still those instances when the service doesn’t work as you expect and want it to. Many users even find themselves annoyed when “Inactivity” causes Amazon Music to stop playing songs.

How will you make sure that music doesn’t stop, then? Here are a few things you can do to enjoy uninterrupted entertainment.

Use Added or Modified Routines to Play Your Songs on Amazon Music

A Routine is meant to make music play continually but there are times when it still stops. To prevent this from happening, you can use added or modified Routines that will add an activity and avoid a “no activity” claim by the device you’re using.

  • Search for the Routines option in your Alexa app.
  • Choose the “+” sign located in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Designate a name for your routine.
  • Select Schedule to add the trigger.

Set the Timers Off or Disable Sleep Timer on your Device

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You might not realize it, but your Amazon Music probably stops playing songs because you turned the sleep timer on. See to it that you turn it off to ensure that your music experience doesn’t stop all of a sudden at one point. If you have an active Amazon Music sleep timer, the preset interval might be the reason why it shuts off.

Echo devices also have a sleep timer of their own. If this is the case, you can verbally set your device’s sleep timer, such as telling it to sleep after 4 hours. After this period, your Echo will stop playing songs.

You can also use the Timer feature in a Routine. If your Routine plays a specific situation, you can also set your Timer to play it for a specific period. Four hours is currently the longest period that you can play music.

However, although this sleep timer is a great feature, it might not be good if you prefer songs to play nonstop for 8 hours. If this is the case, you can set two routines instead.

Wait for the Issue on Amazon Music to Fix Itself 

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Now, this might not be the best approach but some users claimed that it worked for them. Just like other devices, Alexa has its issues that often resolve themselves after a few days.

Several factors like power connections or interrupted internet may be the reason why your songs stop playing. If this is the case, you might need to wait for a few days for it to work.

Are you tired about Amazon Music stopping playing songs due to inactivity? If yes, your best options include using added or modified Routines, setting timers, or better yet, waiting for some time until the problem resolves on its own.

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A film buff and lover of feel-good movies, Aileen Grace loves helping fellow cinephiles overcome troubles and common hurdles when bingeing shows. She’s a Marketing Major with a degree in Business Administration and a knack for writing poems and short stories. She’s using her prowess as a prolific writer to provide straightforward guides among the confusing solutions found online.

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