Spotify works really well with all Amazon Echo devices. It’s easy to get it working too - just follow the steps in this simple guide.
If you haven't got one yet, you can find the whole Amazon Echo range on Currys PC World.
However, you need a Premium account, as the free one with adverts won’t work with Alexa. If you’re into music it’s worth it, as Premium users can stream higher quality music and listen without adverts interrupting things.
The next thing to do it set Spotify as your default music app, which tells Alexa to look for music in Spotify before anywhere else. It’s a good idea as it shortens voice commands to make playing songs easier.
Just follow the steps below:
Open the Alexa app and press the Settings icon at the top of the screen (the three horizontal lines).
Tap Music & Media
Press on Spotify, followed by Link account
Go back to the Music & Media menu and select Choose default music services
Under ‘Default music library’, press Spotify
Once Spotify is set up and activated, you’re ready to try out some voice commands.
You need to ask Alexa to play songs in a specific way, but they're pretty easy to get your head around.
Start all your commands with:
[Song] by [artist]
e.g. “Alexa, play Pet Sematary by The Ramones”
[Album] by [artist]
e.g. “Alexa, play Clarity by Jimmy Eat World”
[Name of playlist]
e.g. “Alexa, play 80’s smash hits”
e.g. "Alexa, play some 90’s R&B"
*Note: if you didn’t choose Spotify as your default music library, you need to say ‘on Spotify’ after all the commands above.
If you have several Alexa speakers, just say the name of the speaker you want to play it on after you request a song.
Start your commands with:
[song] by [artist] [speaker name]
e.g. "Alexa, play ‘Teen Age Riot’ by ‘Sonic Youth’ in the living room"
For Bluetooth or smart speakers like Bose Multi-Room or Sonos, just add your usual command at the end of the chain.
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