How to Use Alexa Or Google to Play Spotify

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services available today with over 286 million active users worldwide. With its vast selection of songs and personalized playlists, it’s no surprise that people want to control it with their smart speakers. If you own an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device, you can easily use voice commands to play Spotify without having to open the app on your phone. In this blog, we will be discussing how to use Alexa or Google to play Spotify.

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What’s Needed

To play Spotify using Alexa or Google Home, you will need the following:

1. An Amazon Alexa or Google Home device
2. A Spotify account
3. A stable internet connection

What should I pay attention to?

Before you start using your smart speaker to control your Spotify account, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

1. You need to have a premium Spotify account to be able to use it with Alexa or Google Home.
2. Make sure that you have already set up your smart speaker before trying to connect it to your Spotify account.
3. You must address your smart speaker with the correct wake word before giving it a command.
4. Alexa and Google Home devices can only play music on one device at a time. If you are playing music on your phone, you will need to stop it first before giving a command to Alexa or Google Home.

Method 1: Linking your Spotify account with Alexa

Before we proceed with the steps, please make sure that you have already set up your Amazon Alexa device.

1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet and tap on the menu icon.
2. Tap on "Settings" and then select "Music."
3. Select "Spotify" from the list of available music services.
4. Tap on "Link New Service" and then enter your Spotify login credentials.
5. Once your account is linked, select "Default Services" and then select "Spotify" as your default music service.
6. To use Spotify, simply say, "Alexa, play [song/album/playlist name] on Spotify."

Method 2: Linking your Spotify account with Google Home

Before we proceed with the steps, please make sure that you have already set up your Google Home device.

1. Open the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet and tap on the menu icon.
2. Tap on "Music" and then select "Spotify" from the list of available music services.
3. Tap on "Link New Service" and then enter your Spotify login credentials.
4. Once your account is linked, select "Default music service" and then select "Spotify."
5. To use Spotify, simply say, "Ok Google, play [song/album/playlist name] on Spotify."

Method 3: Using Spotify Connect

Using Spotify Connect is another way to play Spotify on your smart speaker.

1. Open the Spotify app on your smartphone or tablet.
2. Select the song/album/playlist that you want to play and tap on the "Devices Available" icon.
3. Select your Alexa or Google Home device from the list of available devices.
4. The music will start playing on your smart speaker through Spotify Connect.

Why can’t I use Alexa or Google Home to play Spotify?

There could be several reasons why you may not be able to use your smart speaker to play Spotify:

1. You do not have a premium Spotify account.
2. Your Amazon Alexa or Google Home device is not connected to the internet.
3. Your Spotify account is not linked with your Alexa or Google Home device.
4. You did not set up your smart speaker properly.
5. There could be a problem with the Wi-Fi network you are using.

Suggestions

If you are having trouble playing Spotify on your smart speaker, try the following:

1. Make sure that your Alexa or Google Home device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device.
2. Check your Spotify account settings to make sure that it is properly linked with your Alexa or Google Home device.
3. If you are still having issues, try resetting your smart speaker and then setting it up again.

FAQs

Q: Can I control the volume of Spotify using my smart speaker?

A: Yes, you can control the volume of Spotify using your smart speaker. Simply say, "Alexa/Google, turn up/down the volume."

Q: Can I skip songs using my smart speaker?

A: Yes, you can skip songs using your smart speaker. Simply say, "Alexa/Google, skip this song."

Q: Can I ask Alexa or Google Home to play music from a specific artist?

A: Yes, you can ask Alexa or Google Home to play music from a specific artist. Simply say, "Alexa/Google, play songs by [artist name] on Spotify."

Q: Can I use my smart speaker to play Spotify on multiple devices at once?

A: No, smart speakers like Alexa and Google Home can only play music on one device at a time.

Q: Can I ask my smart speaker to play a specific playlist?

A: Yes, you can ask your smart speaker to play a specific playlist. Simply say, "Alexa/Google, play on Spotify."

Conclusion

Playing Spotify on your smart speaker is a great way to enjoy your favorite music without having to open the app on your phone. By following the steps provided in this blog, you can easily link your Spotify account with your Alexa or Google Home device and start listening to your favorite songs, albums, and playlists. Remember to speak clearly and use the correct wake word when giving commands to your smart speaker.