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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
- Go to the Amazon Household page. Make sure you log in with the Amazon profile that you used to set up Alexa.
- 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.
- Log into the Alexa app using your newly added Amazon login.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Open the Spotify app on your smartphone and start playing a song.
- Press the device icon on the Now Playing bar.
- Select your Echo speaker from the list of devices. This should transfer the currently playing song to Alexa.
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.
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.
Zak has spent 12 hears in the tech industry focusing on automation, analytics, and cybersecurity. His passion is tech education; he uses his industry expertise and STEM PhD to break down complicated concepts into simple step-by-step guides. When he’s not writing or coding, you can find him binging anything Star Trek or Marvel or reading far too many sci-fi novels.