Need help? Check out Spotify Answers for solutions to a wide range of topics. I own a Sonos beam for a few months and using Alexa for controlling Spotify on my beam. This worked awesome. However recently I switched from Spotify premium via the Dutch telecom provider KPN to Spotify family and currently when I ask Alexa to play some music it reports that it is currently not available in my region. If I play Spotify on my beam using the Sonos or Spotify app I can still ask Alexa what is currently playing or ask to play the next song. Only asking Alexa to play something via Spotify is not working. Go to Solution. You can read more about this here.
1. Restart Echo and Phone or Computer
How to use Amazon Alexa to listen to Spotify
Amazon Echo and Spotify have been friends since — but with a few limitations. Earlier, only premium members could listen to Spotify music on Amazon Echo. That changed in when Spotify gave the same privilege to its free users in countries like the U. The free service was extended to more countries in June Sadly, some users are still unable to enjoy Spotify through Alexa. If you are one of them, here we shall tell you various ways to fix the Amazon Echo not playing Spotify issue. Some face the problem only while playing a particular Spotify playlist. We will try to help you fix a variety of issues you face while using Spotify with Echo. We shall start with the basic fixes first that tend to get overlooked.
Set Spotify as your preferred music service.
Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Amazon Alexa can read you the latest headlines, give you the forecast, and help you manage your smart home , but can Alexa play Spotify? Not sure how to go about setting it all up?
While other voice assistants limit the use of Spotify in an effort to promote their own streaming music services, Spotify users will find Alexa quite welcoming. Follow the prompts to link your account. Only one Spotify account can be paired per Amazon account, and thus per Alexa-enabled device. Set Spotify as your preferred music service. For her to default to Spotify, follow these steps:. With Spotify set as your default music service, generic requests for songs, artists, albums and playlists will source from Spotify rather than Amazon Music. Here are some examples:. You can also ask Alexa about the current song.