Connect Spotify to Alexa. Want to listen to your favorite podcasts and playlists? You will feel better when you combine your favorite music app with Amazon’s assistant. Spotify is supported by almost all Amazon devices. Connect your Spotify account with Alexa to take it to the next level.
Spotify Premium accounts are required to make this possible. You can use the Spotify app to listen to music, download high-quality songs, and more. You must follow these steps to enjoy this amazing combination. Let’s take a closer look at how they work together.
How to Connect Spotify To Alexa
This is the definitive guide to connecting Spotify to Alexa. These steps will help you set things up correctly. These screenshots were taken from Spotify’s website using the Safari browser. The Alexa app screenshots and Spotify screenshots for mobile are taken from iPhone. The settings and interface are almost identical for Android smartphones.
Note: Alexa has access to your Spotify Premium account playlists, songs, and library by signing up for it. You can also take advantage of the trial period if you’ve signed up.
1. Creating a Spotify Account
Open your browser (Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) Visit Spotify’s website www.spotify.com. Click on the Login button if you have already signed up for Spotify. Enter your username and password. You can also choose to continue with Facebook, Apple, or Google, or your phone number.
You can create an account by clicking the Signup button if you have not created one before. Enter your information, including email address, profile name, birth date, and password. To continue, click the Sign-up button.
Note You can also sign-up with Facebook to link your Spotify account with social media.
2. Join the premium service
After you have created your account and logged in, click on the account overview page. Click on your profile at the top of the page to access it. Next, click on the Account link to go to the account overview page.
This shows that you have a Spotify Free account. To connect it to Alexa, however, you will need to sign up for the premium service. Click on the JOIN PREMIUM BUTTON below the free plan badge. On the next page, you can see different plans. Select the plan you want to purchase and then choose how to pay. Spotify accepts PayPal and credit cards.
After everything is done, your Spotify account will be upgraded to a premium version. Simply click the START MY SPOTIFY PREMIUM button at the bottom.
Note – Instead of clicking on the accounts page and going through the profile section, you can quickly get to the account page. Simply click the UPGRADE button, which is located in the top right. This will take you to premium plans, where you can compare the options and choose the one that suits you best.
You can also enjoy the benefits of a trial premium plan without having to pay if you’re already on one.
The next step is to connect Spotify premium with Alexa.
3. Get the Alexa App
Now it is time to install Alexa on your smartphone, Android or iPhone. The Apple Store and Google Play Store both offer the same service. After downloading the app, log in to your Amazon account. Register for an Amazon account if you don’t already have one and log in. Make sure you check the permissions to allow the app to function properly.
4. Linking the service
Tap at the bottom right button that says “More” and then tap on the Settings option. You will need to scroll down until you can see Alexa preferences. Tap on Music & Podcasts to go to that section.
Tap on Link’s brand new service under the services section. You can also find another way to get Spotify from the link service section. You can also view some music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Follow the steps by clicking on Spotify directly from there.
5. Continue linking Spotify service to Alexa
After you click on Spotify under services, you’ll land on a page. To link both accounts, click on Settings. To access Spotify content, click on the link account option on the skills settings page. Sign in to your Spotify account to continue the link operation.
Now you will be presented with the Spotify terms that you need to use when connecting it with Alexa. Scroll down and click on the AGREE button. Congratulations! Your Spotify account is now successfully linked to the Alexa app. This message can be closed and you can continue using the Alexa app.
6. Changing the default music service
Amazon Alexa is the product; Amazon Music is the default music service. The Echo and Fire TV devices use this music service as a default. We want Spotify to be the default service.
Tap on More to return to the fourth step. Next, choose settings. Tap on Music & Podcasts from the Settings menu. You will see Default services at the top of this page. You will be taken to another page within the Alexa app if you tap on it. You can also check your settings for artists, genres, and music stations.
While we leave the settings as they are, we can change the music app. Click on Change, then select Spotify. When you speak the Alexa voice command “Alexa, play some music”, it will use Spotify to perform all operations. If you wish to make other changes to Spotify, however, it will be your choice.
Wrap it up
You are there. Now you can connect the Alexa app with the Spotify library. You can now play music by speaking to Alexa. You can use voice commands to Alexa to play music or podcasts.