How to Make Spotify the Default Music Player on Amazon Alexa

Introduction

Are you looking to seamlessly integrate your favorite tunes from Spotify with your Amazon Alexa? Whether you’re throwing a party, setting the mood for a relaxing evening, or just want the convenience of asking Alexa to play your Spotify playlists, making Spotify your default music player can elevate your listening experience.

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  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  2. Tap “More” in the menu at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap “Settings” in this menu.

  1. Scroll down to the Alexa Preferences, and then tap “Music and Podcasts.”

  1. Scroll down to the Family Services section, and then tap “Link New Service.”

  1. Tap “Spotify.”

  1. Tap “Enable to Use.” The next screen will prompt you to allow Spotify to connect to Alexa.

Review this information, and then tap “Agree” to continue. The next screen lets you know that Spotify has been successfully linked to your Amazon Alexa account. Tap “Close.”

    Steps to Make Spotify the Default Music Player on Amazon Alexa

    1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
    2. Tap “More” in the menu at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Tap “Settings” in this menu.

    1. Scroll down to the Alexa Preferences, and then tap “Music and Podcasts.”

    1. Tap “Family Default Services.”

    1. Navigate to the music section, where you’ll see your current default music player, and then tap “Change” next to it. A services menu pops up where you’ll see a list of music sources you can use on your Alexa devices.

    1. Tap to select “Spotify.” This window will close, and you’ll return to the Family Defaults screen, where you’ll see that Spotify is now shown as the default music player on all of your Alexa devices.

    1. Now, navigate to the Artist and Genre Stations section, and then tap “Change.” A services menu pops up where you’ll see a list of music sources you can use on your Alexa devices.

    1. Tap to select “Spotify.”

    This window will close, and you’ll return to the Family Defaults screen, where you’ll see that Spotify is now shown as the default music player for artist and genre stations on all of your Alexa devices.

      5 Reasons to Make Spotify the Default Music Player on Amazon Alexa

      1. Access to an Extensive Music Library

      Choosing Spotify as the default music player on Amazon Alexa gives users instant access to a vast library of songs, playlists, and podcasts. Spotify offers millions of tracks from various genres and artists worldwide. Users can explore new music, rediscover classics, or follow curated playlists that suit their mood. This availability ensures that listeners always find something to suit their taste. Alexa makes it easy to navigate this extensive library with simple voice commands. Users can play their favorite songs, shuffle playlists, or explore new music without touching a device.

      2. Personalized Music Experience

      Spotify is renowned for its powerful personalization algorithms. These help create a unique listening experience by recommending music based on users’ listening habits. When set as the default on Alexa, Spotify integrates seamlessly, enhancing the personal touch. Users can ask Alexa to play daily mixes, discover weekly, or songs similar to their favorites. This tailoring makes each listening session unique and satisfying. Over time, the recommendations improve as Spotify better understands the listener’s preferences, making every interaction with Alexa musically enriching.

      3. Multi-Device Synchronization

      Spotify’s compatibility with a wide range of devices allows users to enjoy a seamless listening experience. By making Spotify the default on Alexa, users can start a playlist on their smartphone and easily continue on their Alexa device when they get home. This feature is particularly useful for those who listen to music throughout the day, whether they’re at home, in the car, or at work. The synchronization ensures that users can switch between devices without losing their place in a song or playlist. This continuity is a significant advantage for users who appreciate a consistent and uninterrupted music experience.

      4. Voice-Controlled Accessibility

      Spotify on Alexa allows for hands-free control, which is ideal for many situations. Whether cooking, exercising, or even showering, users can manage their music with simple voice commands. This feature enhances safety and convenience by minimizing distractions. Users can ask Alexa to adjust the volume, skip tracks, or identify currently playing songs. This accessibility makes it easier for everyone in the family to interact with their music player without needing to use physical controls or other devices.

      5. Integration with Other Services

      Spotify on Alexa integrates with various other services and devices, enhancing the smart home experience. For example, users can set up routines in Alexa to play music from Spotify based on different actions, like waking up or starting a workout. This integration extends to other smart home devices, allowing users to control their music alongside lights, thermostats, and more. This ecosystem connectivity makes Spotify a central part of the smart home, offering users a more connected and automated living environment.

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