Spotify on Amazon speakers

For: Premium subscribers.

Spotify sounds awesome on Amazon speakers. 

Use voice commands to control your tunes, have Alexa tell you what’s currently playing, or take control of the music with your phone by using Spotify Connect.

Setting Up

Play Music

Make Spotify the default player

Any questions?

Note: Spotify offline mode is not available with Amazon devices.

Setting up Spotify on your Amazon speaker

To set up Spotify on your Amazon speaker, you need to link your Spotify account to your Amazon account. You do this either by asking Alexa to play something from Spotify, which will take you through the steps, or:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your phone.
  2. Tap the Menu button in the top-left corner.
  3. Head to Music & Books.
  4. Tap Spotify.
  5. Tap Link account.
  6. Log into Spotify by entering your username and password, or tap Log in with Facebook if you have an account created through Facebook.
  7. Tap OKAY.

Note: You can only link one Spotify account to your Amazon account.

Unlink your Spotify account from your Amazon account

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Tap the Menu button in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Music & Books.
  4. Select Spotify.
  5. Tap Unlink account from Alexa.
  6. Tap Unlink account.

Play Music

Ask Alexa to play anything by using voice commands.

Just say, “Alexa!” and then…

  • “Play [song name] by [artist]”.
  • “Pause” pauses the currently playing track.
  • “Play [Discover Weekly] playlist”.
  • “Volume up/down” turns volume up or down.
  • “Stop” stops the currently playing track.

There are many voice commands available. Check out the Amazon Echo support page for details.

Note: You can make Spotify the default player. If you don't, you'll have to specify “on Spotify” at the end of each voice command, or music will be played from the default Amazon player.

Other ways to play

  • Alexa app - The Alexa app shows the track that’s currently playing in the Now Playing window. From this window, you can also play/pause, skip, play the previous track, shuffle, and repeat tracks. You can also control the music directly from your Spotify app.
  • Echo Remote – Use the Amazon Echo Remote to give voice commands and control audio playback on your Amazon Echo.
  • Spotify Connect - Through your phone Spotify app, select your Amazon speaker from the device list using Spotify Connect. When using Connect, you can use basic voice commands like pause and skip to control playback.

Make Spotify the default music player

Eliminate the need to specify which music player Alexa uses by making Spotify your default music player. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa mobile app.
  2. Under Settings, select Customize my music service preferences
  3. Under My preferred music source, select Spotify.
  4. Tap Done

You can also make Spotify the default player from your Amazon online account page: 

  1. Log in to your Amazon Alexa online account
  2. Under Music Services, select Choose default music service.
  3. Under Default music library, choose Spotify
  4. Click Done

Alexa will now automatically play music from Spotify, so there’s no need to specify this with your voice commands. 

Any questions?

If you need more help with your Amazon device, check out Amazon’s dedicated support page