Spotify Premium are allowed to play music on Spotify with voice control on Alexa devices. In this article, we will teach you different ways to play Spotify music on Alexa devices with or without Premium!
Alexa is the speech bot of Amazon, first used in Amazon Echo smart speakers and Echo Dot, Echo Studio and Amazon Tap speakers. Can Alexa play Spotify music? Many people ask this. Yes! Currently, you can use Alexa to play music from some popular streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal, etc. It’s quite easy to play Spotify music on Alexa devices. Alexa speakers such as the Amazon Echo can play Spotify music. You can connect Spotify to Alexa through the Alexa app to play music using voice commands. After that, you can ask Alexa to play your favorite Spotify music, podcasts, albums and playlists without moving your fingers.
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However, we need to point up that only Spotify Premium subscribers can stream Spotify music on Alexa-enabled Smart Speakers. How about the Spotify Free users? What if you cancel your subscription from Spotify? Keep reading, here we will show you how to listen to Spotify music on Alexa devices with/without Premium.
Do you know which Alexa devices support Spotify music? Spotify is supported on the following Alexa devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Spot, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV Cube, Facebook Portal/Portal+, and all Sonos players. With a Spotify Premium account, you can connect Spotify to Alexa, and set Spotify as your default music player!
Way 1. Connect Spotify Account to Alexa
Step 1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet. Then tap the “More” icon (three lines), and choose “Settings”.
Step 2. Scroll down and choose “Music & Podcasts”.
Step 3. Tap “Link New Service”, and choose “Spotify.
Step 4. Tap the “Enable to use” button, and log into your Spotify Premium.
Step 5. After the connection is successful, you can start playing Spotify by saying: “Alexa, play Spotify”.
Way 2. Connect Alexa Devices on Spotify App
You can connect Spotify to Alexa and play music on your Amazon Echo speakers. Also, you could connect your Alexa device on Spotify desktop/mobile app.
Step 1. Launch Spotify app on your desktop or mobile device with your Premium account.
Step 2. Play a Spotify song, and click “Available Devices” at the bottom of the song playback page.
Step 3. Next, select the Alexa device. Then Spotify music will be played from your phone or computer to your Alexa device. Please make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Spotify Free users can play Spotify music online, but they can’t skip annoying ads, get higher audio quality, or enjoy offline mode. More importantly, they can’t enjoy Spotify on Alexa devices. Although Premium can play Spotify on Alexa devices, download high-quality Spotify music to listen offline and block ads, they need to pay a monthly subscription fee of $9.99. Once they stop subscribing, they will not be able to enjoy all the features. All this is because Spotify songs add DRM protection. To listen to Spotify music on Alexa devices and any other devices without Premium, you can ask help from TunesBank Spotify Music Converter.
TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is developed to help user crack Spotify DRM and convert Spotify tracks, playlist and albums to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV format supported by any devices. As an improved Spotify Music Converter, it works at 5X faster speed on Mac & PC without dropping any audio quality (up to 320kbps bitrate). By converting Spotify music to MP3 files, you can upload Spotify MP3 files to Amazon Music service, then you can access to them via Alexa. Just saying ‘Alexa, play Spotify Music’, then your Alexa-enabled Smart Speakers will begin to play the converted Spotify songs automatically.
Highlights of TunesBank Spotify Music Converter:
- Remove ads and DRM restrictions from Spotify music.
- Download Spotify songs, playlist to computer for free.
- Convert Spotify music and playlist to MP3/M4A/FLAC/WAV.
- Preserve and adjust output quality (320kbps) of Spotify music.
- Maintain ID3 tags of Spotify songs in output MP3 files.
- Save Spotify songs on compute forever without Premium.
- Play Spotify music on any smart speakers, MP3 players, mobile, etc.
Tutorial: Convert Spotify to MP3 for Playback on Alexa Devices
Step 1. Install & Launch TunesBank Spotify Music Converter
Fire up TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on desktop, and you will see its simple interface. Meanwhile, Spotify desktop app will run with it.
News: The latest version of TunesBank Spotify Music Converter for Windows can convert Spotify songs without the Spotify application! It can work based on the Spotify web player.
Step 2. Add Spotify Music or Playlist to TunesBank
You can drag and drop playlists or tracks from Spotify to TunesBank windows.
Or copy any song/playlist URL on Spotify app, then paste the URL to TunesBank, and click “Add File” to analyze the URL.
Step 3. Choose MP3 as Output Format
After importing the Spotify songs, the default output format is MP3, you can change the format for each song. To play Spotify on any Alexa devices and portable devices, MP3 format is the best choice.
Also, you can go to the menu bar, and choose “Preference” to set the output format, output path, bitrate, sample rate, etc.
Step 4. Start Convert Spotify Music to MP3
Now, you can click “Convert All” button export high-quality 320kbps Spotify songs to your local drive.
After a cup of tea time, you can go to “Finished” and click “View Output File” to get the Spotify MP3 files.
Step 5. Upload Spotify Songs to Amazon Music Library for Playback via Alexa
First, install this free app – Amazon Music Importer software on your computer. Next, go to http://www.amazon.com/musiclibrary on a new browser, to login Amazon Music library with your Amazon account. Then select “Import Your Music” > “Import all”, add the converted Spotify MP3 files and upload them. After that, all Spotify MP3 songs will be stored in your Amazon cloud library, and you can tell Alexa to play Spotify music!
Tips: Most smart speakers, including Alexa devices, have built-in USB ports. You can also copy these converted Spotify MP3 songs to a USB flash drive, and then insert the USB flash drive into the Alexa device.
You can listen to Spotify music on Alexa devices with Premium account. What if you stop the subscription? Spotify Free user can’t connect Spotify to Alexa. Therefore, the best and easiest way to play Spotify music on Alexa devices is to rely on TunesBank Spotify Music Converter. Whether you are Spotify Free or Premium user, it enables you to convert Spotify songs & playlist to MP3 files with lossless quality. In this way, you can upload the Spotify MP3 songs to your Amazon Music Library, so that you could ask Alexa to play your favourite Spotify songs on Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV Cube, and any other Alexa devices anytime!