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Congrats for buying the new Amazon Echo! We bet that you are totally in love with this gizmo and learning new things with each passing day. If using Spotify with Amazon Echo is one of the things on your learning list, then you will be happy to know that we are here to help you out. This information tells you how you can use Spotify on Amazon Echo.
People love to play Spotify music on Alexa though Amazon Prime Music is the default music service that Amazon Echo uses for playing music. However, if you want to listen to your favorite songs via Spotify, then you can easily enable Amazon Echo to do the same. It will be really handy for you in case you have already created your favorite or most played playlists on Spotify. All you will have to do is connect Spotify account with Amazon Echo and you will get to hear your favorite tracks in a matter of a few seconds.
However, there is one caveat to this. If you have a Premium account on Spotify, then only you can connect it with Amazon Echo. If you are a free user, then we are sorry to inform you that you are out of luck this time.
How to Use Spotify With Amazon Echo
Step #1. Open the Amazon Echo app in your phone.
Step #2. In the top-left corner of the app, click on the Menu option.
Step #3. From the drop-down menu, select the Settings option.
Step #4. Under the Accounts tab, click the Music & Media option.
Step #5. Under the Services section, select Spotify.
Step #6. In case you already have an account of Spotify, click on Log In To Spotify option. If you do not have an account already, click the Sign Up For Spotify for signing up.
Step #7. If you usually login with Facebook, then select the option Log In With Facebook.
Step #8. In case you sign in with email, enter your email address and password and click on Log in option.
Step #9. Click on the Okay option.
Here you go. Your Spotify account will get connected to Amazon Echo and you can enjoy all your favorite Spotify tracks in Amazon Echo.
Spotify Commands That You Can Give to Alexa
Once you have connected Spotify with Amazon Echo, you can easily listen to a song or an entire playlist. You can ask Alexa something like “Play Chainsmokers on Spotify” and it will play all the songs sung by Chainsmokers.
Let’s have a look at some of the Spotify commands that you can give to Alexa:
“Play (name of the song) on Spotify”.
This command will play the song you mention while speaking the command. In case you have 2 songs with the same name, then you will also need to add the artist’s name with the song name.
“Play (name of the artist) on Spotify”.
This command will play all the songs sung by the artist that you have selected.
“Play (name of the composer) on Spotify”.
This command will play all the songs composed by the composer whose name you will mention.
“Play (name of the genre) on Spotify”.
This will play all the songs that belong to the genre you have chosen like hip hop, classic, rock, etc.
“Play (Playlist Name) on Spotify”.
This command will play all the songs added in the playlist that you have chosen to play.
The playback control commands like ‘Stop’, ‘Pause’, ‘Resume’, etc. also work with Spotify. You can also play music from the point where you last stopped listening by saying “Play Spotify”.
In addition to this, if you want to control the songs that you are playing on Spotify from your phone, you can do so by opening the Spotify app in your phone. The current track will be available in the “Now Playing” section of the app.
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What to Do If Alexa Doesn’t Recognize a Song?
In the instance when Alexa doesn’t recognize the title of the song or the artist that you want to play or when it just plays the incorrect song, all you need to do is manually go to the Spotify app and then play the correct song. After this you need to select the Output option present at the bottom of the screen and select Amazon echo as your output speaker. Now you can easily ask Alexa to mute, play, pause or stop a song.
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