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.
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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.
- Under the list of Alexa Devices, you’ll see Account. In the Account list, tap on 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.
- On the next screen Connect Alexa to Spotify by logging into your Spotify account or sign up for Spotify.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
After getting a 30 day trial period to use Spotify with my Amazon Echo device and Alexa, everything worked like a well-oiled machine.
- So, once again say “Alexa play Spotify,” she then tells you “To play Spotify, tell me which playlist, artist or Genre.”
- 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.