Spotify Playlist

How to play your Spotify playlist on Amazon Echo Show

No matter how grumpy or tense a situation is, good music can lighten your mood and fend off any distress. So, if you have the Alexa app installed on your Smartphone, an Echo Show device registered with your Amazon account and Spotify subscription enabled, you can set up all and play songs from your personally curated Spotify playlist. Read on to find how it’s done!

How to play my Spotify playlist on Alexa enabled device?

If you’ve recently unwrapped your Echo Show and got it linked to the Alexa app, you can connect music apps like Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, or TuneIn to listen to your favorite music. Some apps like Spotify allow you to listen to Podcasts, in addition to your Spotify playlist. All podcasts are playable on-demand. Here’s how to link Spotify to Alexa app and get started!

  1. Set up your Alexa device using the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Open the Alexa app menu.
  3. Tap the Play icon.
  4. Scroll down to Manage Your Services.
  5. Tap Link New Service.
  6. Select Spotify tab.
  7. Enable Alexa to use Spotify.
  8. Choose a method to link the two apps.
  9. Wait for a few seconds.
  10. Close the window to return to the Skill page.
  11. Say ‘Alexa, play Spotify’ to play songs.

Can Alexa play Spotify?

Yes, you can add music apps like Spotify, Apple Music, TuneIn, and others to Alexa app and manage them through its Music Settings.

How to use Spotify to listen to music and podcasts on Alexa?

If you already have your Echo Show setup and connected to the Alexa app, go to the menu (Alexa app).

Tap the Play icon at the bottom.

Alexa Manage Your Services
Alexa Manage Your Services

When directed to a new screen, scroll down to locate Manage Your Services option at the bottom.

Alexa App Link New Service
Alexa App Link New Service

Tap it, to move to a new screen and hit the link that reads, Link New Service.

Add Spotify to Alexa
Add Spotify to Alexa

Choose the Spotify tab from the list of options displayed.

Select a method to connect Alexa with Spotify. By default, 3 options are available –

  • Phone number
  • Google Account
  • Apple ID
Link Spotify Account
Link Spotify Account

Choose the desired method. For convenience purposes, I chose the Phone Number as shown in the screenshot above.

Spotify Code
Spotify Code

When prompted, enter the code sent to your mobile number.

Default Music Service Settings
Default Music Service Settings

Wait for a few seconds to allow the Alexa app to add your Spotify account. Set the new music service as the default in Music Settings, if required.

Listen Spotify on Echo Show
Listen Spotify on Echo Show

Close the window to return to the Skill page.

Spotify on Echo Show 8
Spotify on Echo Show 8

Say – ‘Alexa, Play Spotify’ to listen to your favorite song or go to the names for Spotify playlist. You can also tune in to hundreds of personalized radio stations with favorite and upcoming artists.

A word of caution – Alexa will be able to view your Spotify account data like the type of subscription you have or your settings for explicit content filtering, what you’ve saved in your library. If you don’t mind sharing such details, you can go ahead and complete the process.

Hope it helps!

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