This kind of thing drives me nuts too, Alexa sucks at dealing with groups. Yes, in order to play anything from Spotify, you need to have at least created a Spotify account, and linked it to your Amazon account via the Alexa app. There's a full list of supported commands for Spotify available , while Pandora has more limited instructions. Can you use multiple Spotify accounts? Got a Sonos upgrade last week, and now I can ask my Sonos One to play my playlist from Spotify! 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. If you have been billed for Spotify in the past month it should say that you are premium. And also your Alexa speaker must be capable of playing Spotify.
You can ask Alexa to play streaming media files such as Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music etc. I presume the Echo's use bluetooth exclusively to pull off the synchronization. So far it is working well other than the Spotify functionality that will come. The support team migrated my playlists from my Free account to my Premium account and canceled the Free account. You can ask Alexa to play specific artists, songs, genres of music, or playlists. But that app was also its weakness. In case you didn't know, Spotify uses a distinctly different streaming architecture, and often needs special tweaking that does not apply to other services.
Because you had set Spotify as the default music source, it will play music only from Spotify, unless you ask Alexa to play music from a different source, such as Pandora. You can ask Alexa to play a song, skip a song, adjust the volume, find a genre, and do other small tasks, like finding out the weather or starting a timer for your casserole in the oven. Alexa supports Spotify for , which allows you to synchronize Echo speakers except the Echo Tap in group Multi-Room Music is expected to support third-party Alexa-enabled speakers is soon. So in this article I will illustrate how to use Amazon Echo to Play Spotify songs with Alexa step by step. Alexa was not suppose to work in Canada but I was able to find a work around and getting it going.
It is probably the most powerful tool in terms of downloading Spotify playlist. Not only can you use Spotify to play music via your Alexa , but you can also set it as the preferred service, eradicating Amazon Music from the equation. Is this an available skill? And sometimes I might want the whole house booming. Within this section, you can pause and play, jump forward and backward, and view your queue and history. It should start to play the songs under your Spotify Premium account. Or maybe does Alexa think that my account is not Premium? And you can only link one Spotify account to Amazon. For more tips on renaming smart devices and other troubleshooting, see this link: franklaw wrote: Currently if you use the Spotify service on Alexa, it will not initialize play from Spotify on Sonos.
At which point, I'll have to decide on whether to change my streaming music setup or just live without Alexa control. You will see a list of all your connected Alexa devices. I also do have a premium account on Spotify. Voice Commands: How to control Spotify with Voice control Here are some of the supported voices commands. And while by default Alexa will turn to Amazon Music to handle your entertainment requests, Spotify is the biggest music service globally, and gets the royal treatment on your Amazon Echo. The , its trusty voice assistant, plays nicely with a host of music services.
Here's what you need to know, and how to get started. The very first procedure starts with by linking the Spotify premium account to the Alexa speaker. Then, I disabled Sonos skill in Amazon Alexa and changed my Amazon password to force all systems to log out. Do so, then click Create Group to finish. How to play Spotify on Alexa Starting with the steps for how to play Spotify on Alexa speaker, first of all, you need to have a premium account on Spotify.
Meanwhile, we'll provide the solution to Spotify free users so that you can also play Spotify on Amazon Echo even without premium. Sonos has been the king of connected speakers for years now, but its devices are about to get a little more useful. In the Alexa app, open the left-hand menu the three horizontal bars in the upper left , and select Settings. That message does not appear for me, it just says that my account has been linked so I believe that is your issue. Again, tap the Devices Available Link The Devices Available option is pointed at by the blue arrow in the previous screenshot. I'm not sure why Amazon did this, but I expect it will change pretty soon.
If you have one of the devices, then you can go into its control app on the web or a mobile device and look under settings to switch the default away from Amazon. Like that Little Orphan Annie decoder ring that just decides commercial messages. Set Spotify as your preferred music service. To create a group, give it a name. Tap the link highlighted in blue, where it says link account on Spotify. Amazon Echo and Spotify work together really well.
While it's not necessary to set Spotify as your default, it will make voice commands easier if you want to use Spotify most often with Alexa. It will even limit volume on the Sonos to listen for more commands. Then, you can choose the Alexa Device as output channel and your Spotify App behaves like a remote control means: you hear the music not on your iPhone or Mac, but through the speakers of your Alexa Device. Currently if you use the Spotify service on Alexa, it will not initialize play from Spotify on Sonos. I also do have a premium account on Spotify. Only Volume works for me; Skip and Pause do not.
Fosty74 wrote: I just got my Sonos One today and am trying to get Alexa up and running. Beginning in 2017, all Sonos owners will be able to use the Alexa Voice Service on an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device to talk to their Sonos speaker network. With its latest update to Alexa, you can now play the same music on different Echo devices in your house. Note: Please make sure you have subscribed to the Spotify Premium membership, else it won't work. Both features are coming to existing Sonos owners for free.