How To Link Spotify with Amazon Echo

Posted by Heather on January 7, 2017

The Amazon Echo is a handy device to have around.  There are a lot of applications that work with it.  All you’ve to do to get the apps you want working with the Amazon Echo is setup your account information.

So, where and how do you get the Spotify music application to work with your Amazon Echo?  Well, we’re here to pave the way for you.

Let ‘s get some tunes playing from Spotify to your Amazon Echo device.

Connect Spotify with Amazon Echo

You’ve got your Amazon Echo setup and ready to go.  So, now we can use applications like Spotify to play some music.  To set it up;

  • Open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or mobile device.
  • Scroll down to the Welcome portion of the Alexa app to customize Alexa then, tap on it.                        Alexa Welcome
  • Under the list of Alexa Devices, you’ll see Account.  In the Account list, tap on Music & Media.             Alexa Music & Media
  • Then, under Music Services 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.                                                                       Link Spotify to Alexa
  • On the next screen Connect Alexa to Spotify by logging into your Spotify account or sign up for Spotify.  Connect Spotify account
  • If your Spotify account’s connected to your Facebook account, you can use that by tapping the blue Log in with Facebook button. Alternatively, you can use an email address and password if you want to use Spotify without going through Facebook.                                                                                                                                                                     Spotify Log in
  • We’ve logged in through Facebook so, we must accept the terms and conditions. Tap the I accept button to continue.  On the next screen, you’ll confirm that you are logged in with the correct Facebook account and select continue.
  • Finally, your Spotify account has become linked successfully to Alexa. You’re going to need a premium account to use Spotify with Alexa, just FYI.                                                                                                                                     Alexa and Spotify

Now that you’re accounts are linked to Alexa.  Let’s talk about playing some music through the Spotify music application.

Play Spotify through Amazon Echo

The initial setup to use Spotify along with Alexa on your Amazon Echo is all configured.  Now how do you get your Amazon Echo to use Spotify and play music?  Fear not, we’ll tell you.

  • Say “Alexa Play Spotify.”  Alexa said that my linked Spotify account is not premium, please upgrade and try again.  Shoot, their’s no fooling her.
  • Make sure you have a Premium account.  I signed up for a 30 day free trial of Spotify Premium.  After the trial period is over, it’s $9.99 a month.  If you’re not cool with $9.99 a month, just cancel before you get the money taken out of your selected payment account.                                                                                                      Spotify 30 day free

After getting a 30 day trial period to use Spotify with my Amazon Echo device and Alexa, everything worked like a well-oiled machine.

  1. So, once again say “Alexa play Spotify,” she then tells you “To play Spotify, tell me which playlist, artist or Genre.”
  2. Here’s what I said next, “Alexa Play Ariane Grande on Spotify.”  Alexa’s response was, “Playing songs by Ariane Grande through Spotify.”  Yes, excellent!

By the way, I used Ariane Grande as an example and yes I like her music but, then, I told Alexa to play Metallica and I’m rockin’ out.

So, now I’ve got a free 30 day trial of Spotify Premium and it now works with the Amazon Echo Dot without a hitch.

That’s it.  Link your Spotify music application with your Amazon echo through the Amazon Alexa app.  You can do this on your Smartphone or Mobile device.

Once everything is linked together and you have a premium Spotify account setup, just tell Alexa what you want to play through Spotify and your Amazon Echo starts music playback almost immediately.

12 thoughts on “How To Link Spotify with Amazon Echo”

J says:
Spotify is listed on the full online Alexa app. Go to https://alexa.amazon.com/ and then select “Music, Video, & Books” from the left side menu. Then the Spotify App should be listed under the “music” section. Setup is basically the same as listed in this article. I suggest using your computer and Chrome browser not using the Alexa App on your phone. I find the Alexa App doesn’t seem to have all the functionality that the PC full browser version does. Hope that helps.
Bernard says:
Spotify is not listed as an option! wtf do i do now?
Fay says:
Although I have linked my Spotify to my Alexa successfully it still doesn’t play my playlist from my Spotify! Please help!
Jill says:
I’m having the same issues. Has anyone found a resolution?
Manuel Venegas says:
Yeah I have connected it you have to link through bluetooth then go to Spotify app and ask Alexa to connect to Spotify and do what she says.. so my problem I ‘s I do have premium account but Alexander says I don’t and won’t play song she says “your linked Spotify account is not premium upgrade..

Anybody know how to fix ?

Marbella says:
Same here, what is the solutions for that….please help – Thanks
Roeland Jansen says:
it was there and indeed gone. that sucks.
PJ says:
Hi, just wondering if anyone has found the reason on why Spotify is NOT listed under the Music Services and any solution to this? I cannot link my Spotify account.
Caroline says:
Did you sort this out?
stefan says:
Same problem here, spotify is not listed as an option for me, has anyone found a solution?
Thomas says:
Same problem here, there is no Spotify choice here so this article is useless.
mike says:
Hi i ahve same problem as Noa, there is no Spotify in Music and books.
I have spotify premium.
Noa says:
Hi there,

I’d really like to play spotify through my Amazon Echo. But the option link to spotify account is not available in my Amazone Echo app. It was at first, but now it dissapeared. Do you have any idea how I get this back?

Thanks a lot


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