Apr 13th, 2022

A lot of smart speakers feature Bluetooth connectivity which makes it easy for users to pair it with a smartphone, tablet, or computer and have it stream songs, but what if you didn’t always want to rely on your smartphone or computer as the source of music? What if you were just chilling in your living room and wanted your speakers to play music?

With Amazon’s Alexa, users can actually link up various music streaming services to their smart speakers so that they can use voice commands and play music through their speakers without necessarily having their phones nearby. If you’re a Spotify user with an Alexa-enabled device, like an Amazon Echo, then here’s what you need to do.

Set up Spotify with Alexa

  1. Download and set up the Alexa app on your smartphone if you haven’t done so already
  2. In the app, tap More in the bottom right corner and select Settings
  3. Select Music & Podcasts
  4. Tap on “Link New Service” and select Spotify
  5. Tap “Enable to use”
  6. Enter your Spotify username and password to log into your account
  7. Tap on “Default Services”
  8. Under “Music”, if Spotify isn’t the default tap “Change”
  9. Select Spotify to make it your default music source

Once you’ve managed to successfully link your Spotify account to your Alexa-enabled speaker and set it as your default music player, you will be able to use various voice commands to interact with it, which includes:

  • “Play Spotify.”
  • “Play my Discover Weekly.”
  • “Play hip-hop music.”
  • “Pause.”
  • “Resume Spotify.”
  • “Like this song.”
  • “Play the next song.”
  • “What’s playing?”
  • “What’s this album?”
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