Does the Amazon Echo support Spotify?

The answer to that question is ‘Yes’. It is possible for you to access Spotify on Amazon Echo and listen to the podcasts or your favorite songs. You can set up Spotify on Amazon Echo in three easy steps, but you need to make sure that you have signed up for Spotify Premium, which is available at $10/month.

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What to do with Spotify installed on Amazon Echo?

It all started in 2016 when both, Amazon and Spotify announced their partnership, which resulted in the introduction of the popular music streaming service in Spotify on Amazon Echo devices. Now, you don’t just play Spotify with Amazon Echo speakers, but can also make use of Alexa to play your favorite songs before the party begins.

If you want to make sure that everything works in a proper manner, then you will have to follow certain steps, which are as below:

  1. Open Alexa app on your mobile device as that will play a crucial role in setting up your Amazon Echo.
  2. Now, go to ‘Settings’ followed by ‘Music & Media’ and then, link your Spotify account to Alexa app.
  3. At last, you need to tap ‘Choose default music services’ followed by selecting ‘Spotify’.

After you are done with these steps, you will have no issues listening to Spotify on Amazon Echo device. A more interesting thing about this entire process is that you can make use of Alexa to control your podcasts and music playlists.

If this is something that you find interesting, then you can use a wide range of commands such as, ‘Alexa, Play Spotify’ to ‘Alexa, play Walk on Water’. It is also possible for you to use this integration to use Alexa and Spotify to find out songs that are playing on the speakers, but you don’t know anything about those.

Check out below-mentioned commands to begin with:

  • Alexa, on Spotify play the *playlist name* playlist.
  • Alexa, what song is that?
  • Alexa, play pop.
  • Alexa, play my Discover Weekly.
  • Alexa, play Spotify.

You will be surprised to see how seamless the functioning of Spotify and Amazon is, yet there are some quirks, which Amazon should work on such as, it will not be possible for you to add a song to a certain playlist with a basic voice command. You will have to use a downloadable skill like Song Keeper.

Apart from that, there isn’t anything to bother about. You can get Alexa to play a certain genre or list of songs that are closer to your favorite songs. You just need to say, ‘Alexa, play songs similar to (a song that you are listening or artist name)’ or you can say ‘Alexa, play songs similar to (era/mood/artist)’.

Is it possible for you to use Spotify Free with Amazon Echo?

Yes, you can but you need Premium version of Spotify. The free version will not work with Alexa, so you need to sign up for a 30-day free trial in order to determine whether you will be opting for Premium Spotify account or not. After 30 days, you will have to pay $9.99 a month.

If you like the services offered by Spotify Premium, then you can continue your subscription. That was all about enjoying Spotify on Amazon Echo.

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