Despite fierce competition in the music streaming space, Spotify remains the preferred choice among consumers. Amazon is leading the Smart Home with its integration of Echo devices and Alexa. On Echo devices; The default music streaming service is set to Amazon Music. But you can easily access other options like Apple Music and Spotify with Alexa. Here’s how.
In our specific comparison, We conclude that Spotify is better than Amazon’s offering. You can tune your Echo speaker to Spotify instead of the Amazon Prime music service. You can always connect your Spotify account to Alexa and set it as the default choice on mobile and web.
Link Spotify to Alexa.
The original music streaming service is available through the Alexa mobile apps and on the web. But first, You must connect Spotify and Alexa using the iOS or Android app. Amazon offers a similar Alexa app on Android and iPhone. The following screenshots will use the Alexa iOS app. You can follow the same steps in the Android app and connect Spotify to your Echo speaker.
Step 1: Download and install the Alexa mobile app on your Android or iPhone. Sign in with your Amazon account.
Step 2: Go to the ‘More’ tab.
Step 3: Open the settings.
Step 4: Select Music and Podcasts under Alexa Preferences.
Step 5: Select Spotify under the Services menu.
Step 6: Click Enable to use.
Step 7: Sign in with your Spotify account details for authorization.
You have successfully connected your Spotify account to Alexa. now, It’s time to set it as the default option. You can do it through the app or the web.
Set Spotify as the default music streaming service.
Follow the steps below to change the default music service in the Alexa mobile app.
Alexa mobile apps
Step 1: Open the Music & Podcasts menu in Alexa settings (refer to the steps above).
Step 2: Select Default Services.
Step 3: Click Change under Music.
Step 4: Select Spotify from the bottom menu.
If you want to use Spotify to listen to your favorite playlists, The default podcast app should be switched from the same menu in Spotify.
Step 5: Click Change under Podcasts and select Spotify.
If you are doing some work on desktop. You can tweak the same using the Alexa web version.
Alexa’s mobile app is excellent. The same is not true for the web version. Basic is the best. With Alexa on your Amazon Echo, you can easily set Spotify as the default music player. Here’s what you need to do.
Step 1: Visit Alexa on the web. Sign in with your Amazon account details. The company may request two-factor authentication if you enable it.
Step 2: Click Settings from the left sidebar.
Step 3: Under Alexa Preferences, select Music & Media.
Step 4: Select ‘Choose original music services’.
Step 5: Select the radio button next to Spotify and click Done.
Now that you’ve set Spotify as your default music streaming service, Use the commands below to play your favorite songs and podcasts.
- “Alexa, play Today’s Top Hits on Spotify.”
- “Alexa, play Office’s oral history on Spotify.”
- “Alexa, play Workout Mix.”
- “Alexa, play Rap God by Eminem.”
- “Alexa, search weekly”
Play Spotify on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth.
If you want to play some music on your friend’s Amazon Echo; There is no need to go through the lengthy process described above. You can connect your phone to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth and play your favorite Spotify playlists. You can control your Amazon Echo device from Alexa mobile and web and connect to any phone using Bluetooth.
Alexa mobile apps
Step 1: Open Alexa and go to the Devices tab.
Step 2: Select your Echo device.
Step 3: Click on ‘Connect a device’.
Step 4: Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and connect to Amazon Echo.
After a successful connection, Open Spotify and start playing your favorite playlist and podcast.
You can connect any phone to your Amazon Echo using the web version.
Step 1: Open Alexa settings on the web.
Step 2: Under the Devices tab, select your Amazon Echo.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Bluetooth’.
Step 4: Select ‘Pair a new device’.
Step 5: Connect your phone to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth.
You can play YouTube Music on Amazon Echo using the same trick.
Enjoy Spotify playlists on your Amazon Echo.
After connecting your phone to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth, You can’t use Alexa commands to play a song or podcast. For the best experience, We recommend connecting your Spotify account to Alexa.