How to Connect Spotify and Apple Music to Alexa

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Do you want to listen to music on your Alexa-enabled device? When it comes to streaming your favorite artists, there are plenty of services that are compatible with Amazon’s personal assistant. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to connect Spotify and Apple Music to Alexa.

How to Connect Spotify to Amazon’s Alexa

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services in the world. You can link Spotify to your Alexa-enabled device using either a free or premium Spotify account.

To link Spotify to your Alexa-enabled device:

1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.

2. In the upper-left corner, tap the “Menu” button.

3. Select “Settings -> Music.”

You can add music streaming services to your Alexa-enabled device, via the Amazon app.

4. Tap “Link New Service.”

By default, Alexa will use Amazon Music for all of your music-related queries and tasks.

5. Select “Spotify.”

6. When prompted, tap “Enable to Use.”

7. Log in to your Spotify account.

8. Read the disclaimer, and if it’s acceptable, tap “Agree.”

9. In the upper-right corner tap the “X” to close this window.

Unless you specify otherwise, your Alexa-enabled device will use Amazon Music to complete all music-related tasks. However, if you nominate Spotify as your default music service, Alexa will default to Spotify unless you specifically mention another music service.

To use Spotify as your default music service:

1. Launch the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.

2. In the upper-left corner, select the “Menu” icon.

3. Navigate to “Music -> Default Services.”

4. Under the “Default Music Library” section, tap “Spotify.”

Alexa will now use Spotify for all your music-related tasks and queries.

Enjoy Spotify on Your Amazon Speaker

You can interact with Spotify using voice commands. If you have a specific song, artist or album in mind, you can launch Spotify using commands such as “Alexa, play track/artist/album.” However, if you want to mix it up and potentially discover a new song, try one of the following:

  • Alexa, play rock music.
  • Alexa, play discover weekly.
  • Alexa, play my daily mix.
  • Alexa, play release radar.

You can also stream music via the Spotify application. The Spotify app lets you view all the available Alexa-enabled devices and specify the device where you want to stream your Spotify content. This is perfect if you have multiple Alexa-enabled devices within earshot!

To stream via the Spotify app:

1. Launch the Spotify mobile application.

2. Select the song you want to play.

3. Tape the “Devices Available” bar that appears along the bottom of the screen.

Select a song that you want to play, and a "Devices Available" bar should appear along the bottom of the screen.

4. In the bottom-left corner of the screen, tap the “Devices Available” icon.

In the bottom-left corner, tap the little "Available Devices" icon.

5. You should now see a list of all your Alexa-enabled devices; tap the device you want to stream to.

Your chosen Alexa-enabled device will now start playing your Spotify content. When you stream music via the Spotify app, you can also control the stream using the mobile application. This includes skipping tracks, pausing the current song and selecting a new song.

Connect Apple Music to Your Amazon Echo

To link Apple Music to your Alexa-enabled device, you’ll need to purchase an Apple Music subscription, although at the time of writing, a free trial was available.

Once you’ve signed up for an Apple Music account:

1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device.

2. Tap the “Menu” icon in the upper-left corner.

3. Select “Settings -> Music -> Link New Service.”

4. Tap “Apple Music -> Enable to use.”

5. When prompted, enter your Apple ID and password.

When prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.

6. Tap “Allow Access.”

Apple Music is now linked to your Alexa-enabled device! If you want to use Apple Music as your default music library, then:

1. Launch the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.

2. In the upper-left corner, tap the “Menu” icon.

3. Navigate to “Music -> Default Services.”

4. Under the “Default Music Library” section, tap “Apple Music.”

On the "Default Services" screen, you can nominate non-Amazon services as your default music library.

Alexa will now use Apple Music as your default music service, and you can stream any of Apple Music’s 60 million songs using the voice command: “Alexa, play (song/artist/album).

Now that you know how to connect Spotify and Apple Music to Alexa, you can also connect Kindle and listen to audiobooks on your Echo.

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Jessica Thornsby Jessica Thornsby

Jessica Thornsby is a technical writer based in Derbyshire, UK. When she isn’t obsessing over all things tech, she enjoys researching her family tree, and spending far too much time with her house rabbits.

One comment

  1. Really thanks for your sharing! I used the third-party tool Tunelf Spotify Music Converter to play Spotify music before,but now I know the easiest way to connect Spotify to Amazon’s Alexa.

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