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How to connect and use Spotify with Alexa

Make your Spotify experience effortless by connecting it with Alexa.
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Published onSeptember 29, 2023

Connecting your Amazon Alexa-equipped speakers to Spotify allows you to use voice commands to play songs, playlists, and podcasts effortlessly. Let’s learn how to connect Spotify with Alexa and make it your default music player in the Alexa app.

QUICK ANSWER:

To connect Spotify with Alexa, open the Alexa app and go to More > Settings > Music & Podcasts > Link New Service > Spotify.


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How to connect Spotify to Alexa

To connect Spotify to Alexa, you must have Amazon-enabled speakers, a Spotify account, and an Alexa account. This works on Spotify Premium and the Basic version, but note that you will not get an ad-free experience with Spotify Basic.

Also, you cannot listen to on-demand songs like with Spotify Premium. With that said, here are the Alexa-enabled devices that support Spotify:

  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon FireTV cube
  • Amazon Echo
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Amazon Echo Spot
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Sonos Players

Here’s how to connect Spotify to Alexa on one of these devices.

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iOS device and tap More in the bottom right corner.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Scroll down and select Music & Podcasts under Alexa Preferences.
  1. Under Services, find Spotify. If it isn’t there, tap Link New Service to link it.
  2. Select Spotify.
  3. Tap ENABLE TO USE.
  4. It will take you to accounts.spotify.com. Log in with your account and tap AGREE.

That’s all! Your Spotify account will be linked to Alexa. Now, you can give voice commands to Alexa to play music, podcasts, and playlists. If you want to disconnect Spotify from Amazon Alexa, follow steps 1-6 and tap DISABLE SKILL.

Furthermore, you can also set Spotify as your default music player. To do so, open the Alexa app > More > Settings > Music & Podcasts > Your Default Services. Tap the default music service, e.g., Amazon Music, and select Spotify.

Can you connect multiple Spotify accounts to Alexa

Yes, you can connect multiple Spotify accounts to Alexa. For that, you must log into multiple Amazon accounts in Amazon Household, and then each person in the home can connect Spotify with Alexa using individual accounts. However, you must ask Alexa to “Switch Profiles” when accessing your Spotify library.

How to use Spotify with Alexa

When your Spotify and Alexa apps are linked, you can easily play music by giving voice commands to Alexa-enabled speakers. Here are some quick commands to try:

  • “Alexa, play ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran on Spotify.”
  • “Alexa, play some ‘Classic Rock’ music on Spotify.”
  • “Alexa, repeat ‘Stairway to Heaven’.”
  • “Alexa, what’s playing right now?”
  • “Alexa, shuffle my ‘Chill Vibes’ Spotify playlist.”
  • “Alexa, pause ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.”
  • “Alexa, resume ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson.”
  • “Alexa, skip ‘Yellow Submarine’.”
  • “Alexa, go back to ‘Hotel California’.”

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