How To Get Alexa To Play A Playlist On Spotify?
- Randall Mullins
How to Play a Spotify Playlist on Alexa – After you connect the apps and finish the setup, Alexa will play music from Spotify by default. To play a specific playlist, you should say: “Alexa, play,” You should note that there is no need to add “my” or say something like: “Alexa, play my,” That might confuse the app, and Alexa would respond that it can’t do it.
Open the Alexa app and tap on Play. Scroll through the Spotify Playlists section and tap on the one you want to listen to. Choose the Alexa device that will play your Spotify playlist.
Your music will automatically begin to play on the device you select. If you want to play from a source other than Spotify, simply say “Alexa, play on Pandora.’ Or select the playlist directly from the app as we did above. The great thing about playing music with Alexa is that you can also lower or raise the volume via voice commands, jump tracks, or ask Alexa to repeat a song.
Why won’t Spotify play a playlist?
5. Update Spotify – Spotify might not play songs if the app isn’t fully up to date. Make sure you have automatic updates turned on for Spotify. You can also check whether a new version is available by going to the App Store on iOS or macOS or the Google Play Store on Android and going to Spotify.
Why can’t Alexa play specific songs anymore?
4. Check Subscription – You need to have an active subscription to either Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited to play songs with Alexa. If you don’t have an active subscription, Alexa will not play the requested songs. To view your current subscription details, follow these steps: Step 1: Open the Amazon website for your country and log in with your account details. Step 3: You will find all your active subscriptions listed here.
Why does Spotify play random songs that aren t in my playlist?
Why Does Spotify Add Random Songs? – So you’ve worked out how to stop those random songs from raining down at the end of your playlists, but perhaps you’re wondering why it happens in the first place. The answer is simple:
- The songs that Spotify is playing are not actually random,
- These songs are what Spotify calls ‘ suggestions ‘.
- The suggested tracks that are played after your playlist ends are based on an algorithm that has attempted to provide you with tracks that are similar to the ones on your playlist.
- These random songs hopefully fit in with your musical tastes because they have been generated by your listening habits,
- In the best-case scenario, they should enhance the specific playlist and, if you like them, then you can always add them to the list.
Why is Spotify only playing suggested songs?
Add More Music To Your Playlist – Smaller playlists will be the reason why Spotify might play suggested songs, so the first thing you can try is to add more songs to your playlist. This should be the first thing you do if you are currently on a free Spotify account, so try populating your playlist with more songs.
- Use the Search to find the album you want to add.
- Tap the album from the search results.
- Tap the three dots near the Like and Download icons.
- Tap Add to Playlist,
- Select your playlist from the list of ones you already have.
Doing this will add all the music in the album to the playlist, making your playlist bigger. Do this for all the albums you listen to and create a playlist with 20 tracks or more.
Where is autoplay on Spotify?
Open Spotify on your phone and tap the ‘Settings’ button (gear icon) to the top right corner of the screen. Scroll through the ‘Settings’ screen to find the ‘Autoplay’ option under the ‘Playback’ section. Here, tap the toggle next to the option – ‘Keep on listening to similar tracks when your music ends’.
Why won’t Alexa recognize my Spotify playlist?
Answer: By default, Alexa speakers such as the Amazon Echo will turn to its own music service first, so you’ll need to connect Spotify to Alexa and make sure to select it as your default music player instead. Linking Alexa to Spotify offers full control of playback and the very best of your library, with lots of commands for seamless control of your music, plus the Alexa Equalizer that allows you to fine-tune the audio.
- Launch the Amazon Alexa app and select “More” in the bottom bar.
- Go to “Settings” and choose “Music & Podcasts” under ALEXA PREFERENCES,
- On top of the SERVICES list, there is a ” Link New Service ⊕ ” option. Tap it and choose the Spotify thumbnail in the following window.
- Then, log in to your Spotify account to proceed.
- When you log in, a permission screen appears asking you to allow Alexa access to Spotify. Hit AGREE, and a window pops up informing you that you’ve successfully linked the accounts.
- Now, tap CLOSE to exit this screen.
- A new window will open, asking if you want to choose a default Music Service. Tap VISIT MUSIC SETTINGS and select Spotify as default service for music and podcasts —et voilà.
How to play music Spoiler With Spotify set as your default music service you’ll have full access to your personalized content and requests for songs, artists, albums and playlists will source from Spotify. To get Alexa to play your Spotify playlist, try saying: “Alexa, play playlist.” Check out the list below for some essential controls that can be used with Alexa. List of voice commands Spoiler Choosing music / podcasts
- “Alexa, play,”
- “Alexa, play by on,”
- “Alexa, play,”
- “Alexa, shuffle,”
- “Alexa, play,”
- “Alexa, play,”
- “Alexa, play.”
- “Alexa, stop.”
- “Alexa, pause.”
- “Alexa, resume the song.”
- “Alexa, stop shuffle.”
- “Alexa, louder / quieter.”
- “Alexa, volume up / down.”
- “Alexa, set volume to level,”
- “Alexa, who is this?”
- “Alexa, what song is this?”
- “Alexa, turn this off in,”
- “Alexa, Spotify Connect.”
Alexa EQ controls
- “Alexa, set the treble to,”
- “Alexa, increase bass.”
- “Alexa, decrease treble.”
- “Alexa, increase bass in,”
- “Alexa, set bass to on,”
Alexa won’t play my playlist Spoiler If you’re finding Alexa isn’t cooperating with your music requests and it’s always a random public playlist of the same name playing instead of your own, make sure you’re using the correct command. You can check the “Voice History” under “Activity” in the Amazon Alexa app to check if she heard you correctly and leave feedback whether she did what you wanted to improve your Alexa experience. Another important thing to note is that you must use the exact name of the playlist you want. Things that are likely to cause issues are usually playlists that contain punctuation, emojis, acronyms and initialisms (e.g. NASA and BBC) or other words that are just difficult to pronounce.
The easiest way to deal with those is to rename the playlist from within Spotify. Note that Alexa might not be able to open newly/recently created playlists, because it can take time for Alexa to refresh your library of playlists. If you want to force it to find your new playlist immediately, try unlinking your Spotify in the Alexa app and then re-linking it (as described above).
This should refresh the list of available playlists. How to deal with tricky playlist names Spoiler Naturally, you can only rename the playlists you created yourself – So, what about those playlists that you’re following, whose names you cannot edit? One way to deal with this is to make a copy of the playlist and give it an easy to pronounce name that Alexa can understand.
- Eep in mind that your copied playlist won’t get any new songs added to the original, followed playlist, so we know this isn’t ideal.
- You can also try to create an Alexa Routine that triggers playback of the desired playlist.
- Once you have your routine set up, you can simply say: “Alexa, playlist.” and the favorite one will start automatically.
Of course, you can always go back to the routines section and edit your preferences or have multiple routines for different playlists. Can I use Alexa with a free account? Spoiler Yes! Use Spotify Free and ask Alexa on your smart speaker for:
- Any artist, album or track to hear a music mix inspired by your choice
- Your personal playlists to hear a playlist radio based on your mix
- Or listening to our specially curated playlists for every genre, mood or activity!
Tune in to hundreds of personalized radio stations with favorite and up-and-coming artists Can I use multiple Spotify accounts with Alexa? Spoiler It’s currently not possible to link more than one Spotify account per Alexa account, but there’s a workaround that allows you to set up multiple Spotify accounts to work on your Alexa. You can add multiple accounts by setting up an Amazon Household,
This way you can switch from one account to another just by talking to Alexa. For more details check out the related Amazon Help Topic here, Note that everyone who intends to use it will need to set up their own account with Amazon which in turn has to be linked to their own Spotify account using their own version of the app.
Alternatively, you can use Spotify Connect without having to link your accounts, but if you don’t, you won’t have the full functionality of Alexa’s commands either and you’ll have to use the Spotify app to choose your music. To do this, say “Alexa, Spotify Connect” to the specific speaker you want to listen to music on and follow the instructions that Alexa gives you (Open Spotify on your phone and select the playback device from the list).
This allows you to play music from separate Spotify accounts on different speakers at the same time. Tip: It’s best to keep Spotify closed when you use the “Spotify Connect” command, then open Spotify when she tells you to. If you don’t, the connection between Spotify app and your speaker isn’t always made.
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