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How to play Spotify music on Amazon Echo?

  • Spotify Free users in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and India are able to ask Alexa to play Spotify music.
  • Set Up Spotify on Your Amazon Alexa-Enabled Device

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that recognise voice commands thanks to Amazon’s personal assistant, Alexa. You can ask Alexa to create a list about anything, read news headlines, and yes, play music. Amazon Echo and Spotify works together really well. It is very easy to play Spotify music on your Amazon device with a Premium account. Unfortunately, free Spotify account doesn’t work. But it doesn’t mean you can not play Spotify music on Amazon Echo with free account. Here we will introduce two ways for Premium users and free users to play Spotify songs on Amazon Echo.

Method 1 Play Spotify songs on Amazon Echo with Alexa

Music streaming service Spotify on June 26 said its premium and free tier users in India can now enjoy music and podcasts on Amazon Echo devices. Before that, only free users in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. are able to stream Spotify with Alexa.

Step 1 Install Alexa app.

Download the Amazon Alexa app from the Google Play or App store, and follow the prompts to set up your new Amazon Echo or Echo Dot.

Step 2 Link Spotify to Alexa.

Open Alexa app, tap the three horizontal bars in the upper left and select Settings. Tap Music - Link new service, select Spotify and then log in your account.  Go back to the Music page and press the button at the bottom that says Default Services. Select Spotify from the Default Music Library section, and press Done at the bottom of the page.

Step 3 Ask Alexa to play music

Now, when you ask Alexa to play music, it will automatically play music from Spotify. You can also choose Echo devices from Spotify app. On the bottom of the home screen, tap Devices Available and then select the Echo device.

Method 2 Play Spotify songs on Amazon Echo with free account

Although you can't use Alexa to play Spotify without premium account, you can still play Spotify music by using your Echo as a Bluetooth speaker.

It’s easy to do this: just say Alexa, pair and your Echo will start looking for Bluetooth devices to connect to. Pop open the Bluetooth options on your phone or computer and look for Echo-XYZ to pair them. After this, play any audio from your device and you’ll hear it on your Echo.

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