Alexa Spotify Guide: How To Use Spotify On Your Echo

The Amazon Echo allows you to play music from a third party server. The default music player for the Echo is Amazon Prime Music. But you can easily tell Alexa to play music from Spotify. People like Spotify for its selection and the ability to create custom playlists. If you have an Echo, but desperately need to hear your Panic At The Disco playlist, you’re covered. Beforehand, make sure your Echo device is properly set-up. There are a couple of ways to use Spotify on your Echo, which are all detailed below.

Via Bluetooth

The simplest way of connecting Spotify to your Echo is using Bluetooth. Start with your wake word:

  • Say: “Alexa, pair.”
  • Access the Bluetooth settings on your mobile device.
  • Select Echo-OPB under My Devices.
  • Access Spotify on your mobile device.
  • Play your music.

Link Spotify To Device

Note that you will need a premium Spotify account to link to your device.


  • Open the Alexa mobile app.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click on Music & Media.
  • Select Spotify.
  • Login using your Spotify credentials.
  • Enjoy.


  1. Sign into the Alexa web app.
  2. Click Music, Video, & Books.
  3. Choose Spotify.
  4. Login using your Spotify credentials.
  5. Enjoy.

You should now be connected. From there, just say “Alexa, play Panic At The Disco,” or, “Alexa, play Panic At The Disco on Spotify.”

Set Spotify As Default Music Player

  • Set up your Alexa device using the Amazon Alexa App.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Then choose Music & Media.
  • Tap Choose default music services.
  • Select Spotify.

Now that Spotify is selected as your default music player, you won’t have to say “…on Spotify.” You can just say “Alexa, play Panic At The Disco.” It should play your music through Spotify now.  

So, if you love your Echo, but prefer to listen to your music on Spotify, you’re in luck. Now that you know how to use Spotify on your Echo, you can listen to playlists by just asking for specific songs. Or just put Panic At The Disco on repeat and crank up the volume.

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