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How to Connect Spotify to Alexa

Connecting Spotify to your Alexa-enabled device lets you access songs and playlists using your voice instead of scrolling on a device. Then, you can make Spotify your default music player, so you can tell Alexa to play a certain song or playlist instantly. Here’s how to connect Spotify to Alexa.

Can Alexa Play Spotify?

Connecting Spotify to your Alexa-enabled device lets you access songs and playlists using your voice instead of scrolling on a device. Then, you can make Spotify your default music player, so you can tell Alexa to play a certain song or playlist instantly. Here’s how to connect Spotify to Alexa.

However, Spotify only allows one user per Amazon account to use voice commands to play music. Spotify also advises Bose and Sonos users to keep their devices updated with the latest firmware.

How to Connect Spotify to Alexa

To connect Spotify to Alexa, tap the three-bar icon from the Alexa app then go to Settings > Music & Podcasts. Tap on the plus sign beside Link New Service and select Spotify. Tap on Enable to Use on the Skill page, then log in with your Spotify credentials. On the Permissions page, tap Agree.

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device. You can download the Alexa app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  2. Then tap the three-bar icon in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Next, select Settings.
  4. Then tap Music & Podcasts. Scroll down to the Alexa Preferences section. Music & Podcasts will be the third option in this section.
  5. Tap the plus sign beside Link New Service. You will see this option under the Services panel.
  6. Then select Spotify.
  7. Next, tap Enable to Use.

    Note: If you are not logged in to your Spotify account already, you will be prompted to enter your username and password. You can also choose to continue with your Facebook or Apple account. Then tap Log In.

  8. Finally, scroll down and tap Agree.
How to Connect Spotify to Alexa

After you add Spotify, you can try using Alexa to play music from Spotify or return to the Skill page and follow the steps below to make Spotify your default music player.

How To Make Spotify Your Default Music Player on Alexa 

To make Spotify your default music player on Alexa, open the Alexa app and tap the three-line icon in the top-left corner. Then go to Settings > Music & Podcasts > Default Services. Finally, tap Change, and select Spotify.

Note: You have to connect Alexa to Spotify before you can make it your default music player.

  1. Tap the three-line icon in the top-left corner of the Alexa app. If you are continuing from the previous steps, you can find this by clicking the Home button in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Then go to Settings > Music & Podcasts.
  3. Next, tap Default Services. You will see this at the top of your screen.
  4. Then tap Change. You can choose to make Spotify your default music service for either Music, Artist and Genre Stations, and Podcasts or for all of them. By default, all three are set to Amazon Music. Tap Change to switch your desired service to Spotify.
  5. Finally, select Spotify to make it your default music player. The Spotify logo should now appear next to the type of music service you just changed.
How To Make Spotify Your Default Music Player on Alexa

Want to use Apple Music instead of Spotify? Check out our guide on how to play Apple Music on Alexa.

Updated on April 16, 2020

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