20 Alexa Spotify Commands – Control With Voice

Do you want Alexa to work as DJ for you? Well no worries, Alexa Spotify commands will help you. 

We know that Spotify is a popular music streaming service that offers users access to millions of songs. But in the big music library sometime it becomes hard to find the right song, and Alexa can do this without chafing. 

The service can be used with many devices, including Amazon’s Echo smart speakers. While Spotify offers a wide range of features, there are a few key commands that every user should know. For example, saying “Alexa, play [artist]” will cause the Echo to begin playing music from the specified artist. 

Similarly, saying “Alexa, play [song]” will cause the Echo to begin playing the specified song. If you’re not sure what you want to listen to, you can always ask Alexa for a recommendation by saying “Alexa, recommend a song.” 

But what if you want to play a song according to your mood, you may feel annoyed searching for the music, but the Alexa cloud-based intelligence can understand what you want to listen to. 

This blog post will cover some secret and hidden code words that work with Spotify (premium and free). So let’s get this show on the road, and learn about Alexa Spotify commands.

20 Spotify Alexa Commands

PurposeCommandExample
Play a songAlexa, play (song name)Alexa, play the “believer” song
Listen to an artist or bandAlexa, play (name of singer or band)Alexa, play “Imagine Dragons or Justin Bieber”
Listen to a song with the artist’s nameAlexa, play (song name) by (artist name)Alexa, play “let me down slowly” by “Alec Benjamin”
Play with moodAlexa, play music for moodAlexa, play Love Music, Angry Music, Motivation, energy, etc. 
Activity musicAlexa, play Gym, or Gaming Music
Add song to the playlistAlexa, add this song to my playlist (name),Alexa, add this song to my favorite, motivation, Love, gaming playlist
Play, pause, resumeAlexa, pause/resume this song
Set a timerAlexa, play (song) after (time)Alexa, play “Thunder” after 10 minutes
Select the speaker to playAlexa, play a song in (Speaker)Alexa, play a song in speaker 1, or all speakers.
Skip/next/previousAlexa, skip this song, or go to next, go to the previous song
Repeat songAlexa, restart this song, Repeat it, play it again
Forward/backAlexa forward this song for 10 seconds or rewind this song for 10 seconds
Loop any song, album, or playlistAlexa, loop this song/album/playlist
Turn shuffle mode on/offAlexa, turn on/off shuffle mode
Information Alexa, give me info on (song)Alexa, tell me all the details/info of the “Faded” song
Adjust volumeAlexa, increase/decrease the volume
Mute/UnmuteAlexa mute this song
increase/decrease bassAlexa, increase/decrease the song bass
Select the specific deviceAlexa, play a song only in (device name)Alexa, play song on Echo Show, Echo Dot, or Smart Speaker
Stop Playing MusicAlexa, Turn off Spotify/Stop playing

How to Connect Spotify with Amazon’s Alexa?

If you’re a Spotify user and you also have an Amazon Echo device, you might wonder how to connect them so that Alexa can play your favorite music. Luckily, it’s a relatively simple process to start using Alexa Spotify commands. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Download the Alexa app and open it. 
  2. Tap the settings button and then select the Music and Podcast option. 
  3. Click on Link New Service.
  4. Tap “Spotify” and then enter your Spotify username and password when prompted. 
  5. Once Spotify has been successfully connected to your Alexa account, you can begin using voice commands to control playback on your device. 
  6. If you ever need to disconnect Spotify from Alexa (for example, if you want to connect to a different streaming service), simply go back into the Skills section of the Alexa app and tap “Disable” next to the listing for Spotify. 

Watch in Action: Connect Spotify with Alexa

Make Spotify Your Default Music Player

Spotify has a much wider selection of songs than any other music streaming service, that’s why I recommend making it a default service. With this, you just need to say “Alexa, play a song” and the song will automatically be played on Spotify. 

Spotify is also compatible with a number of devices, including smartphones, laptops, and desktops. So if you’re an Alexa user, there’s really no reason not to switch to Spotify.

Make it default to use Alexa Spotify commands

To make Spotify your default music player on Alexa smart speakers, you will first have to download the Spotify app. You can sign in to your account after installing the app.

Afterward, open Alexa and select Settings > Music & Podcasts. Under “Default Services,” select “Spotify.” Select the smart devices (echo dot, echo show, smart speaker, etc.) you wish to use Spotify on. Once all is done, close the Settings menu.

Alexa Spotify Commands Not Working: How to fix?

A lot of people complain frequently about why their Alexa Spotify commands are not working. Why is Spotify not playing songs? Well, you may face the same issues in the future, so here are a few tips to fix the issue if Alexa goes offline and Spotify commands not working. 

  1. Make sure you’re giving commands to the correct echo device. Check out your Alexa app and the connection between the smart speaker device and Alexa. 
  2. Update Alexa and Spotify to the latest software version to fix this issue. 
  3. Uninstall, and re-install both apps. 
  4. Make sure you only use one Spotify account in the Alexa app, two accounts can create problems to understand Alexa and what you want to play.  
  5. Disconnect and reconnect Spotify. 
  6. Please ensure you have a premium Spotify account activated. Otherwise, Alexa will not work on premium content if you’re using a free account. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to play Spotify on Alexa from iPhone?

Follow these steps to play Spotify on Alexa from iPhone:
Download and set up the Alexa app on your iPhone.
Download and log in to the Spotify app. 
Go to the Alexa app’s settings and click on the Music and Podcasts option. 
Link with Spotify. 
Once connected, you can use voice commands to play Spotify on your iPhone.
The same process works for Android phone users. 

How to play a Spotify playlist on Alexa?

Just use the voice command “Alexa, Play (Playlist Name)”. For example, “Alexa, Play Gym Music Playlist on Spotify”. You should create playlists in your Spotify account with the genre names of the music you listen to. 

Is it possible to play Spotify on different Alexa devices at the same time?

Yes, it’s possible to play Spotify on different Alexa devices at the same time. For this, you need to create an Amazon Household where you can use multiple Alexa profiles and connect a Spotify account with each profile. So whether anyone else is listening to music in the bedroom echo dot, you can still play music in front yard Alexa device. 

Conclusion

Spotify is a great streaming music service, but it’s even better with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. After they’re connected, you can use Alexa Spotify commands to control playback on your device. 

Furthermore, now there is no restriction on using only one Spotify account at home. Instead, anyone at home can play music on Spotify by creating an Amazon Household profile on their smartphone. 

That means, you only need to buy one Spotify subscription and everyone in the home can listen to podcasts and music without interrupting anyone else. 

Isn’t it cheap and excellent?

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