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How to Use Spotify with Alexa

This wikiHow teaches you how to use Alexa to play Spotify, connect your account with Alexa and set it as your default music service. While it's not necessary to set Spotify as your default, it will make voice commands easier if you want to use Spotify most often with Alexa. Currently, only Spotify Premium subscribers can play music with Alexa, free users cannot. It's also possible to link other music services with Alexa.

EditSteps

EditLink Your Spotify Premium Account

  1. Open the Alexa app. It's the light-blue app with a white outline of a speech bubble.
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    • If you haven't done so already, you can download the Alexa app on your Android phone from the Google Play Store or on your iPhone from the App Store, then log in with the email address and password for your Amazon account.
  2. Tap . It's the three-lined icon in the top-left corner of the screen. This opens a pop-out menu on the left side of the screen.
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  3. Tap . It's the first option in the menu under your account name at the top.
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  4. Tap Spotify. Scroll down and look under the 'Music' heading to find it.
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  5. Tap . This will open up a browser window.
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  6. Tap . Enter your username and password or you can log in with Facebook. Now your accounts have been linked.
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EditSet Spotify as the Default Music Service

  1. In the Alexa App, tap . It's in the top-left corner of the screen.
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  2. Tap . It's the second from last option at the bottom of the screen.
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  3. Tap . It's the first option in the "Alexa Preferences" section.
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  4. Tap . It's the blue button at the bottom of the page.
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  5. Choose Spotify as your default music library. Now when you use voice commands you won't have to specify to play it "on Spotify." Anytime you ask for music Alexa will play from Spotify.
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  6. Tap . It's the blue button at the bottom of the page.
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EditUse Voice Controls

  1. Ask Alexa to play any artist, song, album or genre. If you haven't set Spotify as your default music service, you will need to add "on Spotify" to the end of your commands.
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    • "Alexa, play 60s music."
    • "Alexa, play Maggot Brain by Funkadelic."
    • "Alexa, play hip hop."
    • "Alexa, play Drake on Spotify."
  2. Play a Spotify Playlist. You can play any curated playlist or one that you have made yourself by name.
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    • "Alexa, play my Discover Weekly."
    • "Alexa, play 'My Workout Playlist.'"
  3. Use playback controls. You can control anything you would with Spotify app, just with voice.
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    • "Alexa, pause/resume." Pause or resume playback.
    • "Alexa, next/previous." Plays the next song or the previous song.
    • "Alexa, volume 6." Adjusts the volume level from 1-10.
    • "Alexa, shuffle." Shuffles the current album or playlist.
    • "Alexa, what's this?" Tells you the name of the current song/artist/album.




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