Amazon Alexa Spotify

admin 11/23/2021
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As a handy speaker for playing tunes at home, Amazon Echo has native support for various music applications, such as Amazon's own Prime Music, Pandora, Apple Music and Spotify. For Spotify's premium user, Spotify allows you to easily connect Spotify to Amazon Alexa app so that you can play the Spotify songs on Amazon Echo speakers using Alexa voice commands.

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In case you are not yet familiar with the process to stream Spotify to Amazon Echo, we are listing the whole steps here to show you how to set up Spotify on Alexa easily and quickly. Meanwhile, we'll provide the solution to Spotify free users so that you can also play Spotify on Amazon Echo even without premium. Here we go.

Part 1. Spotify Premium: Play Spotify on Amazon Alexa

If you have subscribed to Spotify premium plan, to set up Spotify on Amazon Echo, you need to connect your Spotify account to Amazon Alexa. You can do this by either asking Alexa to play something from Spotify, which will take you through the steps, or:

Step 1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or mobile device. Tap the Menu button in the top-left corner. Under the list of Alexa Devices, you'll see Account. In the Account list, tap on Music & Media.

You can disconnect Spotify from Alexa through the Alexa app, or from Spotify's website. Having your Spotify account connected to Alexa lets you listen to music from any Amazon Echo device.

Step 2. Now tap on Spotify. You can either link your existing Spotify account or sign up for one. Tap the link highlighted in blue, where it says link account on Spotify.com.

Step 3. Log into Spotify by entering your username and password, or tap Log in with Facebook if you have an account created through Facebook.

Step 4. Tap OKAY and your Spotify will be connected to Amazon Alexa.

Step 5. Now you can start playing any Spotify music on Amazon Echo using Alexa.

Whenever you want to listen to a song or a playlist from Spotify on Amazon Echo, you can simply tell Alexa something like, 'Play Ariane Grande on Spotify' and it will shuffle through various songs by Ariane Grande. Here are some specific Spotify commands you can give Alexa to play the songs:

Alexa will now use Spotify for all your music-related tasks and queries. Enjoy Spotify on Your Amazon Speaker. You can interact with Spotify using voice commands. If you have a specific song, artist or album in mind, you can launch Spotify using commands such as “Alexa, play track/artist/album. The Alexa app is not available for download in all countries, but you can confirm availability in your local app store. You can go to to complete setup of your device, but some additional features are only available through the Alexa app.

'Play [song name] by [artist]'.
'Pause' pauses the currently playing track.
'Play [Discover Weekly] playlist'.
'Volume up/down' turns volume up or down.
'Stop' stops the currently playing track.

The usual playback control commands also work with Spotify as well, like 'Pause', 'Stop', 'Resume', 'Mute', etc. You can also tell Alexa to 'Play Spotify' and it will play Spotify from where you last left off.

Note: Only Spotify premium accounts are allowed to listen to Spotify with Alexa. And you can only link one Spotify account to Amazon.

Part 2. Spotify Free: Play Spotify on Amazon Echo

As mentioned above, only premium users are able to play Spotify music on Amazon Echo. But Spotify free users still get chance to stream Spotify on Echo without upgrading to premium membership. As you should know, Spotify uses DRM to protect free users from downloading Spotify songs offline. That's the reason why you can't play Spotify free on Amazon Echo. Therefore, to solve the problem, you should get rid of the DRM from Spotify music once and for all.

Fortunately, you can find many Spotify DRM removal tools that can remove DRM from Spotify and download music from Spotify for free on the Internet. Among them, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is one of the best Spotify downloader that can download and convert Spotify songs and playlists from DRM-ed OGG Vorbis to MP3 and other DRM-free formats. Thanks to this smart software, you are able to play Spotify on Amazon Alexa or other common players even if you are using Spotify free.

  • Losslessly remove DRM protection from Spotify
  • Download and convert Spotify to MP3, FLAC and other formats
  • Keep lossless music quality and ID3 tags
  • Support up to 5X faster conversion speed

Now the following guide will show you how to play Spotify music on Amazon Echo with Spotify free under the help of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter step by step.

Step 1Drag Spotify files to TunesKit

Launch TunesKit Spotify DRM Converter and it will load the Spotify desktop app simultaneously. Once it's loaded, go to Spotify store to find any track, album or playlist that you want to play on Amazon Echo. Then Simply add the song to the program by drag-and-drop.

Step 2Define output profile

Spotify To Alexa

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Once the Spotify songs are imported to TunesKit, you should click the top menu > Preferences to enter the output settings window, where you can set output format, bit rate and sample rate, as well as the conversion speed all according to your requirements.

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Step 3Start downloading and converting Spotify songs

When everything is set OK, simply click the Convert button at the bottom right and it will begin to download music from Spotify while saving the tracks to DRM-free formats without losing any original quality. Once downloaded, you'll find those Spotify songs in history folder that are ready to be streamed to Amazon Echo.

Step 4Add Spotify songs to Amazon Music for playing on Echo

Make sure you've already installed Amazon Music app on your computer. Firstly, open the app, then drag the converted Spotify songs into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions. Then select Songs > Offline. Click the upload icon next to the file you want to upload to Amazon.

Wait till all the Spotify songs are uploaded into Amazon account. Then you'll be able to play Spotify on Echo with Amazon Alexa.

Amazon Alexa Spotify

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Adam Gorden is an experienced writer of TunesKit who is obsessed about tech, movie and software.

To date, Spotify users have been able to ask Amazon Alexa to play music, like their Discover Weekly or Today’s Top Hits playlists, but not podcasts. But for U.S. Amazon Alexa customers, that changes today. Now, Spotify Free and Premium users in the U.S. will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite podcasts as well.

Amazon Alexa Spotify Playlist

First, make sure to set Spotify as your default podcast and music provider in your Alexa settings. Then, all you have to do is call out, “Alexa, play The Joe Budden Podcast on Spotify,” or whatever podcast you want,to start enjoying podcasts on your Spotify account. It’s a seamless way to listen to your favorite podcasts, no hands needed.

In addition to requesting a specific podcast, users will be able to ask to restart an episode and pick up from where they left off in their Spotify app with Alexa just by saying, “Alexa, play the [podcast name] podcast. They can also request the latest episode, navigate to the previous or next episode, and even navigate by podcast time frame.

Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands

Try playing some of these new podcasts with your Alexa device:

  • The Journal., a daily news podcast from the Wall Street Journal and Gimlet
  • Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, a talk/interview series format with Amy Schumer herself, as well as notable celebrity guests
  • The Hottest Take, bite-sized conversations with Bill Simmons and a rotating cast of co-hosts on the latest controversial topics

Amazon Alexa Spotify Skill

Ready to get started? All you have to do is ask.

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Learn even more about listening to your favorite podcasts on Alexa here.