Amazon Echo is a series of voice controlled smart speakers including Echo Dot/Spot/Show/Tap/Plus. As a leader and pioneer on this area, it not only supports much more streaming content but also has smarter voice assistant Alexa which owns much more skills compared to the rivals like Google Home with Google Assistant and HomePod with Sierra. You can ask Alexa to play streaming media files such as Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music etc. without even moving your hands. Thus, Amazon Echo is a best choice for users who want to experience smart features.
But if you are new to Amazon Echo, you may still stumble with some obstacles. So in this article I will illustrate how to use Amazon Echo to Play Spotify songs with Alexa step by step.
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Part 1. How to Connect Spotify to Alexa
Although Spotify is supported by Amazon Echo, but you may not be able to use it unless you set up the connection. You can connect your Spotify music to Echo from your Android phone/iPhone via Bluetooth or link Spotify to Alexa. Following I will focus on the latter one to show you how it works. Note: Please make sure you have subscribed to the Spotify Premium membership, else it won't work.
Step 1. Log in the Alexa page from your computer such as PC/Mac or open the Alexa app from your Android/iOS mobile phone.
Step 2. Tap the menu "Music, Videos, &Books", you will see a list of media streaming services including TuneIn, Pandora Spotify, Deezer and so on.
Step 3. Click "Spotify" and then input the account name and password to log in. If you are using a free account, it will ask you to upgrade to the Spotify Premium.
Step 4. After that you can click "OK" to finish connecting Alexa to your Spotify account.
Part 2. How to Use Amazon Echo with Alexa
After setting up the Spotify account, you will be able to ask Alexa to play Spotify music and you can control the music playback as you want. Generally, you can use the activation word "Alexa" plus the action phrase you want to interact with the smart assistant. It should start to play the songs under your Spotify Premium account. Here are some samples.
Basic Control Commands
"Play" or "Resume
"Stop" or "Pause"
"Shuffle" or "Stop shuffle"
Music Playback Commands
"Alexa, play Spotify."
"Play my Discover Weekly."
"Alexa, Play [playlist name]."
"Play what's hot in USA."
"Alexa, Play songs similar to Sixties."
"Play [song name] by [artist]."
Technically, you can use any phrases you can think of and most of them are recognized well. In case they don't, no problem, just try another command again. To learn more, you can also visit full list of Alexa commands.
More Tips: Transfer Spotify to Amazon Music Library to Play with Alexa for Free
Some users may ask the question "can amazon echo still play Spotify after canceling the premium subscription?". Well, as we described above, there is not an official way to do that since Spotify streaming music service is protected with DRM protection. But don't worry, there are third party tools to get rid of DRM protection and convert them to common music files. After that, you can upload your own converted songs to Amazon Music Library and ask Alexa to play the Amazon Music for free.
To accomplish the goal, you need DRmare Spotify to Echo Converter for Mac/Windows. It is probably the most powerful tool in terms of downloading Spotify playlist. It combines all the features you need to download/customize/archive your music. You don't even need a Spotify Premium account to use it. The output files will be supported by any players, cloud drives, mobile devices, MP3 players, portable speakers such as Amazon Echo and so on.
View also: How to Upload Spotify Songs to Google Drive
DRmare Spotify Converter for Windows/Mac
- Clean and sleek appearance and full compatibility with all songs, playlists
- Batch download hundreds of Spotify songs quickly while keeping original quality
- Convert OGG to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC for any devices
- Lifetime free technical support and update, get instant help when you need it
Hurry to find out how does it work? You can click "Download" to install the software into your computer. Then you can follow the instruction to do that step by step
Step 1. Drag and drop to import your Spotify songs, artists, playlists, albums. It supports to convert up to 200 tracks at a time.
Step 2. Customize the output settings. You can select MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC and change the bit rate, sample rate, channel and so on.
Step 3. Next, you can click "Convert" once to download all the tracks you selected to your local computer.
Step 4. Login Amazon Music Library and then click "Upload" and choose to upload the converted Spotify songs to Amazon Cloud Library.
Step 5. You can ask Alexa to start to play songs by using the command "Alexa, play Amazon Music".