Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa: A Simple Guide

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Sick of finding your partner’s tunes in your Spotify playlist? Even separate Spotify accounts won’t solve it if you share one account on Alexa. Let’s tackle how to keep your playlists truly yours.

This post breaks down how to manage multiple Spotify accounts with Alexa, detailing the benefits of this setup. Plus, there’s a handy alternative for those sharing an Alexa account who wish to keep their playlists separate. Ideal for anyone looking to streamline their music experience without the hassle.

Can Alexa Have Multiple Spotify Accounts?

To use several Spotify accounts with Alexa, create separate Amazon accounts and connect each Spotify account to its own Amazon account.

Setting up this feature is quick and straightforward, without any significant drawbacks. By configuring your Amazon accounts under one Amazon Household, everyone enjoys the same Prime perks. Plus, you can establish accounts for children, offering enhanced parental controls for peace of mind.

How to Add a Second Spotify Account to Alexa

  1. Go to the Amazon Household page. Make sure you log in with the Amazon profile that you used to set up Alexa.
  2. Select Add Adult and follow the on-screen instructions to send an invite to your other household member. They’ll need to create their own Amazon login if they don’t already have one.
The Amazon Household screen, where you would go to link another adult to your account
  1. Log into the Alexa app using your newly added Amazon login.
  2. Link Spotify to this account by going to More -> Settings -> ‘Music & Podcasts’, clicking Link New Service, and selecting Spotify. Then, just follow the instructions to link your accounts.

An alternative: Spotify Connect

If setting up a second Amazon account isn’t an option for you, Spotify Connect is your go-to solution. It’s a handy feature from Spotify that keeps your music in sync across devices, Alexa speakers included.

  1. Make sure the Spotify app is closed on your phone (or whatever device you use to run the app). Otherwise, the initial connection may not work properly.
  2. Say (using the right wake word) “Alexa, Spotify connect” to your Echo speaker. It will respond with details about how to connect, but you can just follow the rest of these steps.
  3. Open the Spotify app on your smartphone and start playing a song.
  4. Press the device icon on the Now Playing bar.
The Spotify iPhone app, showing how to use Spotify connect
  1. Select your Echo speaker from the list of devices. This should transfer the currently playing song to Alexa.
The Spotify app, showing how to select a device from the Spotify connect list

If your Echo speaker doesn’t respond to voice commands with Spotify, try linking it to your phone as a Bluetooth speaker here. It’s a straightforward fix for music streaming issues.

How Do I Switch Spotify Accounts on Alexa?

Changing Spotify accounts on your Echo is simple. Just tell Alexa, “Alexa, switch to [Your name] profile.” After that, all your Alexa Spotify voice commands will work seamlessly with your Spotify account, not mixing up with other profiles in your home.

To switch your Spotify account on Alexa, open the Alexa app and tap on More -> Settings -> ‘Music & Podcasts’ -> Spotify. Here, disable the skill, then enable it again to connect a new Spotify account. It’s a straightforward process to keep your tunes in sync.

Advantages of Having Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa

1. Avoid mixing up your household’s music preferences

Spotify excels at tailoring music and podcast recommendations to your taste. By syncing your account across devices like your phone, computer, and Amazon Echo, it ensures your favorite tunes are always at your fingertips, no matter where you are.

My Spotify was all about Flobots and Eminem until someone in my apartment blasted Mariah Carey on our Echo Show. Now, Spotify’s convinced I’m a Mariah fan. Sure, I am, but that’s my secret, not Spotify’s to share.

Having separate accounts means your Spotify experience stays true to your taste, free from others’ musical choices disrupting your groove.

2. Play Different Music in Each Room

Using multi-room music, you can sync the same tunes across your Echo speakers. However, to enjoy different tracks in separate rooms, like one in the living room and another in the kitchen, each person needs their own Spotify account.

Using the same Spotify account across several Echo devices doesn’t cause an error. Rather, the music shifts to the latest device you’ve instructed, halting playback on the others immediately as the new one begins. This seamless transition keeps the tunes rolling without a hitch.

What’s Next?

With your Spotify accounts ready, let’s maximize your music and Echo speakers. A cool trick is syncing your Spotify with Hue lights to create an immersive experience. This discovery stood out to me while exploring differences between Hue and Wiz smart lights.

Take your Spotify tunes anywhere with an Echo battery pack. Pair it with a Firestick while traveling to boost your portable Alexa setup.

5 thoughts on “Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa: A Simple Guide”

  1. wow thanks! spotify connect totally worked 🙂 been looking for a solution like this for A WHILE…thanks again!

  2. You cannot create teen account outside of us, I think. I’m trying from Italy and I get a ” Your account is ineligible to add a teen. ” error.

    1. It looks like the Amazon Household options do vary from country to country. The US may be the only country with teen accounts at this point, and the entire household program seems to be missing from Canada and several other countries.
      As far as I can tell, there are no ways around this limitation.

  3. Strange. No matter what I do I can’t seem to get it to work. It’ll work on family defaults, but when I go to my user tab it won’t add the service.

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