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How to Connect Spotify to Alexa [Easy Guide, 2023]

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Are you looking to enjoy your favorite Spotify tunes through your Alexa device? You’re in the right place!

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting Spotify to Alexa, so you can start jamming to your favorite playlists in no time.

Step 1: Link Spotify to Your Alexa Device

Before you can start playing Spotify music on your Alexa device, you’ll need to link your Spotify account to your Alexa. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the “More” tab at the bottom right of the screen.
The Alexa app home screen, showing the more tab
  1. Select “Settings” from the list.
The Alexa settings more tab, showing the settings menu item
  1. Scroll down and select “Music & Podcasts” under the Alexa Preferences section.
The Alexa app settings menu, showing the music & podcasts option
  1. Tap on “Link New Service.” under either the Family tab or your user tab. Linking under Family creates the default Spotify account for your device, so I suggest starting there.
The Family tab of the Music & Podcasts page in the Alexa app, showing how to link a new service
  1. From the list of music services, select “Spotify.” This will take you to the Spotify skill.
The list of music services you can link in the Alexa app family music tab, highlighting Spotify
  1. Tap on “Enable To Use.”
The Alexa app Spotify skill, showing the enable button
  1. Log in with your Spotify account. The app will skip this step if you’re already logged into Spotify on your phone.
  1. Agree to the permissions list by tapping “Agree” at the bottom.
The process for authorizing Spotify's skill in the Alexa app.
  1. Tap “Close” to finish the process.
The confirmation screen after you connect Alexa to Spotify

That’s it! Your Echo is linked to Spotify. If you are sharing your Echo with roommates or family members, I suggest skipping over to my article on using multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa.

Step 2: Set Spotify as Your Default Music Player

To make your experience smoother, it’s a good idea to set Spotify as your default music service. This way, you won’t have to specify “on Spotify” every time you ask Alexa to play music. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the “More” tab in the Alexa app.
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Choose “Music & Podcasts.”
  4. Tap on “Default Services.”
  5. Under each section, set Spotify as your default service. If Spotify isn’t listed, tap “Change” and select Spotify from the popup list.

Now, whenever you ask Alexa to play music, it will automatically play from Spotify.

Using Spotify with Alexa

Now that you’ve connected Spotify to Alexa and set it as your default music service, you can start using voice commands to control your music. Here are some examples of commands you can use:

  • “Alexa, play [song name].”
  • “Alexa, play [artist name].”
  • “Alexa, play [song name] by [artist name].”
  • “Alexa, play the album [album name] by [artist name].”
  • “Alexa, play .”
  • “Alexa, play music for [activity].”
  • “Alexa, play [mood] music.”
  • “Alexa, play Discover Weekly.”
  • “Alexa, play music for [time].”
  • “Alexa, play everywhere.”
  • “Alexa, play on [group].”
  • “Alexa, pause.”
  • “Alexa, next.”
  • “Alexa, previous.”
  • “Alexa, restart.”
  • “Alexa, shuffle.”
  • And many more!

For a complete list of commands, check out our guide to all the Alexa Spotify Commands.

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