As a handy speaker for playing tunes at home, Amazon Echo has native support for various music applications, such as Amazon's own Prime Music, Pandora, Apple Music and Spotify. For Spotify's premium user, Spotify allows you to easily connect Spotify to Amazon Alexa app so that you can play the Spotify songs on Amazon Echo speakers using Alexa voice commands.
In case you are not yet familiar with the process to stream Spotify to Amazon Echo, we are listing the whole steps here to show you how to set up Spotify on Alexa easily and quickly. Meanwhile, we'll provide the solution to Spotify free users so that you can also play Spotify on Amazon Echo even without premium. Here we go.
Part 1. Spotify Premium: Play Spotify on Amazon Alexa
If you have subscribed to Spotify premium plan, to set up Spotify on Amazon Echo, you need to connect your Spotify account to Amazon Alexa. You can do this by either asking Alexa to play something from Spotify, which will take you through the steps, or:
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Step 1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or mobile device. Tap the Menu button in the top-left corner. Under the list of Alexa Devices, you'll see Account. In the Account list, tap on Music & Media.
Step 2. Now tap on Spotify. You can either link your existing Spotify account or sign up for one. Tap the link highlighted in blue, where it says link account on Spotify.com.
Step 3. Log into Spotify by entering your username and password, or tap Log in with Facebook if you have an account created through Facebook.
Step 4. Tap OKAY and your Spotify will be connected to Amazon Alexa.
Step 5. Now you can start playing any Spotify music on Amazon Echo using Alexa.
Whenever you want to listen to a song or a playlist from Spotify on Amazon Echo, you can simply tell Alexa something like, 'Play Ariane Grande on Spotify' and it will shuffle through various songs by Ariane Grande. Here are some specific Spotify commands you can give Alexa to play the songs:
'Play [song name] by [artist]'.
'Pause' pauses the currently playing track.
'Play [Discover Weekly] playlist'.
'Volume up/down' turns volume up or down.
'Stop' stops the currently playing track.
The usual playback control commands also work with Spotify as well, like 'Pause', 'Stop', 'Resume', 'Mute', etc. You can also tell Alexa to 'Play Spotify' and it will play Spotify from where you last left off.
Note: Only Spotify premium accounts are allowed to listen to Spotify with Alexa. And you can only link one Spotify account to Amazon.
Part 2. Spotify Free: Play Spotify on Amazon Echo
As mentioned above, only premium users are able to play Spotify music on Amazon Echo. But Spotify free users still get chance to stream Spotify on Echo without upgrading to premium membership. As you should know, Spotify uses DRM to protect free users from downloading Spotify songs offline. That's the reason why you can't play Spotify free on Amazon Echo. Therefore, to solve the problem, you should get rid of the DRM from Spotify music once and for all.
Fortunately, you can find many Spotify DRM removal tools that can remove DRM from Spotify and download music from Spotify for free on the Internet. Among them, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is one of the best Spotify downloader that can download and convert Spotify songs and playlists from DRM-ed OGG Vorbis to MP3 and other DRM-free formats. Thanks to this smart software, you are able to play Spotify on Amazon Alexa or other common players even if you are using Spotify free.
- Losslessly remove DRM protection from Spotify
- Download and convert Spotify to MP3, FLAC and other formats
- Keep lossless music quality and ID3 tags
- Support up to 5X faster conversion speed
Now the following guide will show you how to play Spotify music on Amazon Echo with Spotify free under the help of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter step by step.
Step 1Drag Spotify files to TunesKit
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Launch TunesKit Spotify DRM Converter and it will load the Spotify desktop app simultaneously. Once it's loaded, go to Spotify store to find any track, album or playlist that you want to play on Amazon Echo. Then Simply add the song to the program by drag-and-drop.
Step 2Define output profile
Once the Spotify songs are imported to TunesKit, you should click the top menu > Preferences to enter the output settings window, where you can set output format, bit rate and sample rate, as well as the conversion speed all according to your requirements.
Step 3Start downloading and converting Spotify songs
When everything is set OK, simply click the Convert button at the bottom right and it will begin to download music from Spotify while saving the tracks to DRM-free formats without losing any original quality. Once downloaded, you'll find those Spotify songs in history folder that are ready to be streamed to Amazon Echo.
Step 4Add Spotify songs to Amazon Music for playing on Echo
Make sure you've already installed Amazon Music app on your computer. Firstly, open the app, then drag the converted Spotify songs into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions. Then select Songs > Offline. Click the upload icon next to the file you want to upload to Amazon.
Wait till all the Spotify songs are uploaded into Amazon account. Then you'll be able to play Spotify on Echo with Amazon Alexa.
Adam Gorden is an experienced writer of TunesKit who is obsessed about tech, movie and software.
You open Spotify to enjoy your favorite tracks, but to astonishment, realize that it isn’t working. Thankfully this is a temporary issue and can be addressed by following some quick fixes. To help, here is a list of seven possible solutions that are effective when Spotify stops working on your iPhone or iPad. Follow them from top to bottom, and let’s get your problem fixed!
1. Force Close Spotify and Re-Open It
Force closing the app and relaunching it eliminates several temporary problems. In case Spotify is stuck or not letting you scroll the list of songs or use the controls, it is advisable to quit and re-open it.
- On iPhone with Face ID, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold. On iPhone with the Home button, quickly double press it.
- From the app switcher, drag the Spotify app card up to quit it.
- After a few seconds, relaunch Spotify.
2. Check Your Internet Connectivity
Secondly, verify that your iPhone has an active Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
For this, open the Settings app and tap on Wi-Fi. Tap on an available network to connect to it.
Similarly, inside the Settings app, tap on Cellular and see to it that the toggle for Cellular Data is enabled. On this screen, let’s further ensure that mobile data isn’t disabled specifically for Spotify. To check this, scroll down the ‘CELLULAR DATA’ section and make sure Spotify’s toggle is enabled.
After performing one or both the above steps, open Safari and visit a webpage, if it loads, that means the device has working internet connectivity.
In case you are facing issues with Wi-Fi or Cellular data, check our detailed guide that helps you solve these.
3. Check Spotify Server Status
In rare situations, Spotify may not work globally, or there may be an outrage only in your region.
The easiest way to check is by visiting Spotify Status on Twitter. To know about the Spotify status in your particular region, visit sites like DownDetector. You may also search for ‘Spotify Server Status‘ on Google, Bing, or any other search engine.
4. Log Out and Log In Again
- Open the Spotify app and tap on Home, if not already. From the top right corner, tap on the Settings icon.
- Scroll down, tap on LOG OUT, and confirm.
- Now force close the app (explained above). Next, relaunch Spotify and log in using your credentials.
The steps above also help if you have recently upgraded to Spotify Premium, and it does not reflect or stops working correctly.
5. Restart Your Device
When you restart your iPhone or iPad, several small app issues and temporary software-level problems are repaired successfully.
If you are new to iOS, you may check our guide on restarting any iPhone or iPad model.
Note: If a simple restart is not good enough to solve your problem, learn how to hard reboot (or force restart) your iPhone.
6. Update Your Spotify App
With each update, Spotify tries to address existing bugs, polish the user experience, and introduce new features or changes.
It is a good idea to have the latest version of the app on your iPhone. To update, long press on the App Store icon and select Updates. Tap on UPDATE next to Spotify, if visible.
7. Uninstall and Reinstall Spotify App
Finally, if none of the above solutions work for you, it is time to have a Spotify’s fresh install. This involves uninstalling the app and reinstalling it. Please note that deleting the app will remove all the downloaded songs, as well.
From the Home screen, long press on the Spotify app icon and tap on Delete App → Delete.
Next, long press on the App Store icon and tap on Search. Type ‘Spotify‘ and tap on the download icon. After this, log in to the app, and it should work like a charm!
This is how you can successfully fix the problem of Spotify not working on your iOS or iPadOS device.
Unfortunately, if nothing above helps, ask a friend or family member to log in to their Spotify account on your iPhone. If it works for them, that means there is some specific problem with your account. In such a situation, contact Spotify Care.
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