Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify login prompt form, completely filled out.

Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers, How To Link




Here, we describe how to connect your account on Spotify to your Amazon Alexa smart speakers.  After you finish Spotify setup, you can listen to your personal playlists and collections  saved on your Spotify account, on any of your Amazon Echo speakers.



How to Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers

What you’ll Need First

  • You must first set up an Amazon account at amazon.com .  Follow the instructions on that site to do so.
  • You also will need a premium Spotify account.  Set that up at spotify.com .  Again, like Amazon, the Spotify site guides you through new account creation.
  • Finally, download and install the Alexa app on a phone or tablet computer, and log into it with your Amazon account credentials.  You’ll then use the Alexa app to associate your Amazon account with your Spotify account. The app is available in the Google Play and Apple App store.




How to Link your Spotify Account with your Amazon Account

We’re setting up Spotify on Alexa using our iPad Air tablet as follows.

1. Bring up the Alexa App

Run the Alexa app on your mobile device. First, locate the Alexa app on your mobile device, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted

The app Home screen then appears, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.

2. Tap the Main Menu (Hamburger) Control

Find the hamburger button in the top left corner of the screen, pointed at by the green arrow, as shown in the last picture.

Then, the Alexa main menu appears in the left side of the screen, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its main menu, with the Settings option highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its main menu, with the Settings option highlighted.

3. Tap the Settings Item on the Main Menu

We’ve highlighted this option with the green arrow in the last picture.

Then, the Settings screen appears, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Settings screen, with the Music option highlighted.
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Settings screen, with the Music option highlighted.



4. Tap the Music Item on the Settings Page

The Music option is pointed at by the green arrow in the last screen shot.

The app then displays the Music Settings screen as shown next.

Screen shot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Music Settings list, with the Spotify Link Account option highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Music Settings list, with the Spotify Link Account option highlighted.

5. Tap the Link Account on Spotify.com Option

Find this option on the Music Settings page. Find this near the top right edge of the screen, pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

The Alexa app then prompts you to enter your Spotify account user Id (usually your email address) and account password, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Spotify Login Prompt screen.
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Spotify Login Prompt screen.

6. Next, Enter your Spotify Account Login Credentials

These include your user name (an email address you provided when you originally set up your Spotify account), and your Spotify account password.

Note that you can either manually enter your Spotify login info, or choose the Log In with Facebook option if you have your Facebook account set up on your mobile device.  However, due to our perhaps anal security concerns. we’ve chosen to enter our Spotify account credentials directly, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify login screen while entering the Spotify account password.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify login screen while entering the Spotify account password.

Fill out the Spotify user Id and password fields, and then move on to the next step.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify login prompt form, completely filled out.
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify login prompt form, completely filled out.



7. Then, Tap the Green Log In Button

Find this on the last pictured screen face above.

The system then asks you to confirm that you agree to the terms under which Alexa will use your Spotify account, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Spotify Terms of Use Agreement prompt page.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Spotify Terms of Use Agreement prompt page.

8. Press the Green  OKAY  Button

Find the OKAY button at the Connect Alexa to your Spotify account prompt, as shown in the last picture.

The Alexa app, assuming you entered the correct Spotify account credentials, lets you know that your Spotify account has been linked successfully with your Amazon Alexa account, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify Connection Succeeded screen, with the Close button highlighted.
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify Connection Succeeded screen, with the Close button highlighted.

9. Tap the X (Close Button)

The X button is pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture. Find this in the top right corner of the screen.

The Alexa app then shows a tips for Spotify usage on Alexa screen, as pictured next.

Read through this, and then press the Back button, located in the top left corner of the screen.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing a Spotify Usage Tips screen, with its Back button highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, showing a Spotify Usage Tips screen, with its Back button highlighted.

You are then returned to the Settings screen, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Settings screen.
Connect Spotify to Alexa Smart Speakers: Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Settings screen.




Your Amazon and Spotify Accounts are Now Linked

So you can now access your Spotify content specific to your Spotify account, on any Alexa speaker associated with your Amazon account.  You may exit the Alexa app if you wish.

See our  Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers for a brief list of the voice commands you can issue to your Echo smart speakers, to make them play Spotify content.

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Revision History

  • 2018-12-02: First published.