Spotify now works with Amazon Alexa on Echo devices #113840

Ruben Fields
June 28, 2020

Originally, the company had added support for Amazon Echo devices back in 2016. Till now, Amazon offered the option of Amazon Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, Hungama Music and TuneIn streaming services, and each of these could either be called on demand or set as the default music playback services. With over two thirds of those surveyed (70 per cent) claiming that the ambience of a busy restaurant or café tops their list of our most-missed sounds during lockdown. The list includes one of the world's top music streaming services, the Swedish Spotify.

With Spotify and Amazon Alexa integration, you can listen to music on your Amazon Echo device. Both free and premium users for the streaming service will be able to link Alexa to their accounts. These will work across the entire range of Amazon Echo smart speakers and smart displays, including the Echo Dot, Echo Plus and the Echo Show. You can play music based on playlists, movie, song, artist, artist radio, genre, and podcasts. To start playing Spotify, you will have to give commands such as "Alexa, play Kabir Singh songs on Spotify". Look for Settings Music option and tap on "Link new Service".

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Amazon shared a few different ways you can make best use of Spotify on Amazon Echo devices. You're free to choose Spotify as your default music service if you want. From there, you'll need to sign in with your Spotify account and, then, authorize the device. You can also navigate through your daily playlist or a playlist curated for your region by saying "Alexa, play Bollywood Hits on Spotify" or "Alexa, play my Daily Mix 1 on Spotify". Open Spotify app and say; Alexa, Spotify connect to wirelessly stream music on a nearby connected Echo device.

You can also control music playback from within the Spotify app.

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