Alexa is a virtual personal assistant designed to listen to your voice commands and respond with contextual responses to help you get your job done. It understands user commands and responds accurately. Potentially its best features come in the entertainment sphere. Alexa works with a wide range of entertainment services, like Audible audio books, Amazon’s Prime Music and Spotify, which is a very popular music streaming app. Ambient Sounds, which provides Alexa with the capability of playing rain, thunderstorm, and ocean sounds, which can help users relax and sleep better. However, Alexa can also be linked to your Spotify account and can double as an excellent music player and can also add in other entertainment features, like the ability to create your own jukebox.
Now let us learn how to connect Spotify to Alexa
Signing up for a Spotify account
Step 1: Visit https://www.spotify.com/us/signup/ .
Step 2: Enter your email address and password or you could click Sign up with Facebook if you have a Facebook account.
Step 3: Enter your email into the confirm email field or you could enter your Facebook login details.
Step 4: Choose a Password for your Spotify account.
Step 5: Choose a name in the field “What should we call you?”. This name would show up on your profile.
Step 7: Select your Date of Birth from the Month, Day, and Year column.
Step 8: Select gender from Male, Female, or Non-binary field.
Step 9: Check on the field Share my registration data with Spotify’s content providers for marketing purposes.
Step 10: Click on the Captcha box to prove that you are not a robot.
Step 11: Now click the SIGN UP button.
If you already have a Spotify account you could sign in to your account.
Using Spotify with Alexa will require linking your Spotify and Alexa accounts. For this you need to be sure that your Alexa device is online and is connected to the Wi-Fi.
Functions to perform on the Alexa app
Step 1: Open your Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone or Android device. If you do not have the app, you could easily download it from the App store for your IPhone device or Play store for your Android device respectively.
Step 2: To go to settings Click on the Gear Icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Step 3: Select on Music & Media.
Step 4: Click on Link account on Spotify.com, next to Spotify
Step 5: Click on the green Log in to Spotify button.
Step 5: Enter your email address and password or you could click on Login with Facebook to enter your Facebook login information.
Step 6: Click on I Accept, at the bottom after reading through the terms and conditions of use.
You will get a screen showing that your “Spotify account has been linked successfully”.
By following the above steps we have connected the Spotify app to Alexa successfully. You could now use Spotify with Alexa routines.