How to play Spotify music on Amazon Echo?

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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.

  1. Open the Alexa app .
  2. Open More  and select Settings.
  3. Select Music & Podcasts, and then tap Link New Service.
  4. Select the Spotify and follow the on-screen instructions.

Spotify Alexa

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.

5 Ways To Fix Alexa Not Playing Spotify 

So here’s what to do if your Alexa system won’t play Spotify:

1. Restart Your Echo Device

All you will need to do is head over to your Echo device, then unplug it from its source of power. Then, once the device has been at rest for at least 30 seconds, simply plug it back in again. It’s that simple.

2. Unlink and Relink Spotify

Make sure you have logged into you Spotify account. If not, you Alexa won’t be able to get in there and access your music or podcasts.

If you were logged in the whole time, the next thing is unlinking your Spotify account from your Alexa and then linking it up again.

3. Update Alexa and Spotify App

If you’re using an iOS device, ensure you update to the latest iOS version and check App Store for any updates to the Alexa app. And if you’re using an Android device, check the Google Play Store to see if there are updates for the Amazon Alexa app and Spotify app.

Next, launch the Alexa app on your phone and check that Spotify is set as your default music service.

4. Clear cache

It is likely that there is some minor bug or glitch that is preventing Spotify and Alexa communicating.

A quick way to resolve such issues is to simply go into both apps and clear the data. The process for this is relatively straightforward.

Open Spotify and tap on the Settings icon in the upper right-hand corner. If you're using iOS tap 'Storage'. Then, tap 'Clear cache'. 

For Android users, you can delete your Spotify cache by going to Settings. Then, under Storage, select Delete cache. A pop-up will appear for you to confirm your decision before proceeding.

5. Reset The Echo

1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android, then go to Devices.

2. Tap Echo & Alexa, and then choose which Echo you want to wipe clean.

3. Scroll down and tap Factory Reset and then confirm your choice.

Method 2 Play Spotify songs on Amazon Echo with Bluetooth

While all the voice-activated stuff is great, there are times when you just need to connect to a regular Bluetooth speaker. Sometimes that method is more convenient, especially if you want to play a file that's on your phone. Thankfully, Echo does that too. In this guide, we'll show you how to connect to it from your phone to use it as a Bluetooth speaker.

  1. Put your Bluetooth device in pairing mode.
  2. Open the Alexa app .
  3. Select Devices .
  4. Select Echo & Alexa.
  5. Select your device.
  6. Select Bluetooth Devices, and then Pair A New Device.

Next time you want to connect, enable Bluetooth on your phone or Bluetooth speaker and say, "Pair Bluetooth." Once the initial pairing is complete, certain Bluetooth devices may automatically reconnect to your Echo when in range.

In this way, you can download Spotify songs to MP3 and save them to your phone, then play them on Echo without ads.

Tutorial: How to convert Spotify music to MP3 with Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter?

Step 1 Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Free download and install Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Follow the on-screen instructions to log in your Spotify account.

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Step 2 Choose output format as MP3

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to choose output format, output quality, output folder, file name, how converted songs are archived as you like.

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Step 3 Add Spotify music

Browse or search the songs, playlists or albums you want to convert to MP3. Click the album or playlist and Ondesoft Spotify Converter will load all the songs. Uncheck the songs you don't want to convert if there are any.

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Step 4 Start converting Spotify music to MP3

Click the Convert button, Ondesoft Spotify Converter will remove DRM and convert Spotify to MP3 automatically.

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After the conversion, you can get the Spotify songs in mp3 format by clicking below Folder icon. Then, you can enjoy Spotify music on any MP3 devices.

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