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How to connect Spotify to Alexa, and set Spotify as your default music player

  • You can connect Spotify to Alexa via the Alexa app to play music with voice commands.
  • You can make Spotify your default music player to avoid having to say “On Spotify” in voice commands.
  • If desired, you can disconnect Spotify from Alexa via either the Alexa app or the Spotify website.
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An Amazon Alexa device can help you accomplish a variety of tasks, from turning on smart lights throughout your home to playing music. 

If you use Alexa to play music via voice command, you can connect your Spotify account to Alexa so that all your music automatically plays from Spotify rather than another music streaming source. Here’s what you’d need to do.

How to connect Spotify to Alexa

1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

2. Tap the More icon.

Go into the “More” menu.
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3. Select Settings.

Go into your “Settings.”
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4. Choose Music & Podcasts.

Choose “Music & Podcasts.”
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5. If you don’t see Spotify listed, choose Link new service. Otherwise continue to the next step.

Choose Spotify, if listed. Otherwise link a new service.
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6. Select Spotify, followed by Link account to Alexa.

Choose “Spotify.”
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7. Tap Enable to use and log in to your Spotify account.

How to set up Spotify as default music player with Alexa

If you don’t want to have to add the phrase “On Spotify” to your voice commands when playing music, you can make Spotify the default player:

1. Open the Alexa app.

2. Tap the More tab in the bottom toolbar.

3. Hit Settings.

4. Choose Music & Podcasts.

5. Tap Default Services.

Go into the “Default Services” section.
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6. Tap Change next to the existing default music player, then select Spotify and then hit Done.

Change your default player to Spotify.
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How to disconnect Spotify from Alexa

You can either disconnect Spotify from Alexa via the Alexa app, or on the Spotify website.

On the Alexa app:

1. Open the Alexa mobile app, and tap More

2. Tap Settings.

3. Tap Music & Podcasts.

4. The Music & Podcasts page lists all the services currently connected to your Alexa (and lets you link new services as well). Find Spotify in the list and tap it.

Tap “Spotify.”
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5. On the Spotify details page, tap Disable Skill and confirm your choice. 

Select “Disable Skill” in the Alexa app to disconnect Spotify.
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On the Spotify website:

1. In a web browser on your Mac or PC, go to the Spotify website and log in to your account. 

2. Click Profile in the upper-right corner and then select Account.

Go into your Spotify account.
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3. In the list on the left, click Apps.

Go into the “Apps” section of your account.
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4. Find Alexa in the list of apps with access to your Spotify information, and then click Remove Access. Confirm your choice.