The music streaming app Spotify today announced that it is premium, as well as free tier users in India, can now get access to its services on Amazon Echo devices. All the users will now be able to request Alexa to play music by their favourite artist, album, track, genre, curated and personal playlists, as well as podcasts. They can command the voice assistant in English, Hindi as well as Hinglish.
How to set up Spotify on Amazon Alexa devices?
Spotify is a music streaming ad-supported app in India. To set it up on the Amazon Alexa device one needs to go to the App first on their device and then tap the settings option, now select Music and then click on the Link New Service option. Further, tap on the Spotify option and enter your username and password. Select “Default Services” to set Spotify as your default music service.
Once you have linked to your Spotify account to Alexa you can now request Alexa to play your favourite content just by saying Alexa, Spotify connect and your Alexa device will be discoverable in the Spotify app. Additionally, you can also look for more Devices Available on the now playing screen of the Spotify app and select the Echo device you want to listen to. This is extremely useful if you want to listen to podcasts ranging from Zindagi Unplugged to Harry Potter at Home, or discover a specific song or music when browsing the app and want to enjoy the same on your Echo device.
While signing up the music streaming app will ask you about the artists you love and deliver curated playlists that match your musical taste and personalised playlists like Daily Mix. These new playlists are easily accessible with Alexa and are always updated based on your listening activity. Just ask “Alexa, play my Daily Mix 1 on Spotify”. Feel free to create your personal playlist on the Spotify app for example ‘Jolly good Bollywood’ and ask for it on your Alexa device.
Back in the year 2016, music streaming app added support for the Amazon Echo device in the select market but at that time it only supported premium subscribers. Further, this service was expanded to the free tier users again in the select markets in the year 2019. Other than Alexa, Spotify is also available on Fire TV stick and now the company says that the service will be expanded to other devices with Alexa such as Fire TV and mobile devices in the country.
Here are some ways to request Alexa for music from Spotify:
- “Alexa, play my Daily Mix 1 on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Chai & Classics on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play my <name> playlist from Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Street Dancer 3D songs on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Kabir Singh songs on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Malang on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Dance Monkey on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play Badshah songs on Spotify”
- Artist Radio
- “Alexa, play A R Rahman Radio on Spotify”
- “Alexa, play chill tracks on Spotify”
- Music Alarm
- “Alexa, set alarm for 6 AM with meditation music on Spotify”
- Spotify Connect
- “Alexa, Spotify Connect on Kitchen Echo”
- “Alexa, Spotify connect” and then select the Podcast on the Spotify app. It will play on the connected Echo device.
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