My Bluetooth speaker is lying ignored somewhere in the room since I got an Amazon Echo Dot. For me, it is a great device to control with voice commands and also saves a lot of time opening apps like Spotify. So, if you haven’t already paired up, here’s how to connect Spotify to Alexa easily.
Connect Spotify With Alexa
You may use the Alexa app to link Spotify to Alexa and use voice commands to play music. To prevent having to say “On Spotify” in voice commands, make Spotify your default music player. Let’s jump right in on how to connect Spotify to Alexa.
1. Connect Spotify to Alexa
Alexa app is the remote control for your Amazon Echo Dot. You can create routines, add skills, change settings, and do so much more. To add Spotify to the Alexa app, you will need to tweak the settings a bit. Here are a few easy steps that let you do that.
Firstly, download the Alexa app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and open it. From the bottom right corner, tap the More button. On the new page, tap on Settings, scroll down to Music, and open it.
You can manage music services and account settings on the music tab. And You will, however, need to add a new service, Spotify. To do so, go to the top of the screen and choose Link New Service, then select Spotify to link your account.
To enable this, you’ll also need to use the Spotify skill. If you’re wondering why we didn’t enable it earlier, it’s because going chronologically makes it easier to navigate.
To enable the skill, go to the Spotify skill page and hit Enable To Use.
You’ll be instantly taken to the Spotify login page once you’ve done that. You can use our phone number, Facebook account, Apple ID, or Google account to log in here. I’ll use my Google account because I’m already logged in.
That concludes our discussion. The skill has been successfully enabled. All you have to do is say, “Alexa, play any song,” then sit back and relax.
2. Make Spotify Default Service
After you’ve added and enabled the Alexa Spotify talent, I’m confident you don’t want Alexa to start playing songs from any other streaming provider at random. So, if you just want to listen to songs from Spotify, you’ll have to set it as your default music service.
As in the previous step, go to Music in the Settings area to make Spotify your default music service. Open Default Services under Account Settings by scrolling down. In the Default Music Library, as well as the Default Station, tap on Spotify. That’s all; you’ve successfully set Spotify as your preferred music-playing provider.
3, Control from Phone (Alexa/Spotify App)
Did you know that both Spotify’s native Android app and the Alexa app can control playback? Well, there are a few advantages that you might want to consider. To begin, the Alexa app displays standard playing options as well as the ability to switch between your Echo Dot and your phone for playback.
One of the biggest drawbacks of utilizing Echo Dot is that you can’t like a song using voice commands, therefore you won’t be able to build up your playlist.
The Echo Dot is also shown as linked in Spotify’s UI. This is my preferred method because you can see the words while listening to the music. Like the Alexa app, the native app allows you to move between devices for playing.
Wrap up: Connect Spotify to Alexa
Now that you’ve successfully connected Spotify to your Echo Dot, you may listen to music without interruptions simply by using voice commands. If you don’t already know, you can use Echo Dot as a regular Bluetooth music speaker if you’re connected to an unfamiliar speaker source.