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How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

Here, we describe how to connect Amazon Dot to Spotify for your Echo smart speakers.  After you complete the Spotify connection, you can listen to your Spotify playlists and collections saved on your Spotify account, on any of your Amazon Dot speakers.





How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

You’ll Need the Following First

  • First, set up an Amazon account at amazon.com .  Follow the instructions on that site to do so.
  • You also must have 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.
  • And of course, you need at least one Amazon Dot speaker to play your Spotify stuff on.

How to Connect Spotify Account to your Amazon Account

We’re connecting Spotify to Amazon Dot using our iPad Air tablet as follows.

1. Bring up the Alexa App

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

Screenshot of the iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted
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.
Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted. How to connect Amazon Dot to Spotify.

2. Tap the  Main Menu  (Hamburger) Control

Find the hamburger button in the top left corner of the page, 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   Option on the Main Menu

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

The Settings   page then appears, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Settings screen, with the Music option highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Settings screen, with the Music option highlighted.




4. Tap the  Music  Item on the Settings Page to Continue with How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

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 item on the  Music Settings  page. See 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.
Alexa app on iOS, displaying its Spotify Login Prompt screen. How to connect Amazon Dot to Spotify.

6. Next, Enter your Spotify Account Logon Credentials

These include your user name (an email address you gave back when you first 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.  But due to our (perhaps overly anal) security qualms. we chose 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 go on to the next step.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify login prompt form, completely filled out.
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 prompts you to agree to the terms under which Amazon 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 to Continue with How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

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

The Alexa app, assuming you typed in the right Spotify account login details, lets you know that your Spotify account has been connected successfully with your Amazon account, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing the Spotify Connection Succeeded screen, with the Close button highlighted.
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 page.

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, found in the top left corner of the page.

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.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Settings screen.

Your Amazon and Spotify Accounts are Now Connected

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

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

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References for How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

  1. Spotify Web Site
  2. Amazon Web Site

Changes History

  • 2019-05-17: Tuned the targeting for ‘How to connect Amazon Dot to Spotify’, and added more tags.
  • 2019-02-15: First published.
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