Updated: July 29, 2021
Spotify is one of the most popular streaming music services on the platform.
So when smart speakers first emerged in the mid-2010’s, consumers immediately sought to play Spotify on their Echo devices and use Alexa commands for Spotify to control their music hands-free.
Spotify quickly developed this integration, and as a result, has been one of the most popular services used with Alexa (music or otherwise!)
Let’s dive in!
Using Alexa With Spotify
Spotify is a freemium service, which means it has both:
- A free version, which includes basic features, with advertisements and limited control over your library and settings
- A paid version, which gives you offline listening and ad-free listening
For those new to Alexa or streaming music, see below several FAQs about the Spotify Alexa integration.
Can I play Spotify on my Amazon Echo device?
Yes! Spotify is available on the following Amazon devices:
- Amazon Echo
- Amazon Echo Dot
- Amazon Echo Show
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
- Amazon Tap (discontinued)
- Amazon Echo Spot (discontinued)
Can I listen to Spotify on my Alexa for free?
Yes! Both the free and paid versions of Spotify can be streamed on the Alexa devices listed in the question above. Spotify Premium users have had this feature available since 2016 and free users have had it since 2019.
Can I use multiple Spotify accounts with Alexa?
Not very easily, unfortunately. Echo devices let you switch user profiles in the Alexa app, so if you linked two separate Amazon accounts with different Spotify accounts, then the answer would be yes. In this case, you would would have to switch user profiles to switch to the other Spotify account.
Alexa Commands For Spotify
Without further ado, here is the full list of Alexa voice commands for using Spotify on your Amazon Echo device, broken down into three sections by type of request:
- Choosing Music
- Asking About Music
- Playing Music
- Alexa, play [title/artist] from Spotify
- Alexa, play [album] from Spotify
- Alexa, play [genre] from Spotify
Asking About Music
- Alexa, who is this?
- Alexa, what song is this?
- Alexa, when did this song / album come out?
- Alexa, play
- Alexa, stop
- Alexa, pause
- Alexa, volume up / down
- Alexa, set volume to level [number]
- Alexa, shuffle
- Alexa, stop shuffle
Printable List of Alexa Spotify Commands
Younger generations may roll their eyes at the thought of using a paper document.
However, when it comes to using Alexa, there are few things more annoying than hearing, “Hmm, I’m not sure what you mean” when you expected a voice command to work.
Until Alexa’s ability to understand our day-to-day speech improves, we’ll have to make do with memorizing the specific commands she understands.
If I’ve managed to convince you, simply click on the snapshot below and a printable PDF list of these commands will open in a new tab.
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Spotify is a billion dollar company that has always been on the leading edge of technology, so it’s no surprise it integrates so well with Amazon Echo smart speakers.
And Spotify may be getting even more tech-savvy, as it’s rumored to be developing its on voice assistant. If it does, we’ll be sure to update your here!
More Entertainment a la Alexa
Finally, if you like controlling your music with your voice, it’s not a far stretch that you might like controlling your TV with your voice. Is it necessary? No. Do we all deserve a little TLC (tender loving convenience) after a rough 2020? Absolutely.
See below our guides to the leading smart TVs and streaming add-on devices (which can be a great way to add voice control to your TV if you have an older non-wifi-enabled TV).