Alexa, play Summer 2018 playlist.
Playing a Spotify playlist on Alexa is surprisingly easy
Set-up (~1 minute)
First, link your Spotify account to Alexa
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines) icon in the upper left corner
- Tap Settings
- Tap Music
- Tap Spotify under the Manage Services section
- Tap link account
- Follow simple instructions on account linking page
Second, make Spotify the default music service
That way if you want to play Cardi B on Spotify, you can just say “Alexa, play Cardi B,” and Alexa will automatically play it from Spotify. With Spotify selected as the default, you don’t need to say “Alexa, play Cardi B on Spotify.”
- Follow steps 1 – 4 above to get back to the main Music settings tab
- Scroll to the bottom to Account Settings and tap Default Services
- Select Spotify as your Default Music Library
“Alexa, play [insert playlist name] playlist”
Pro Tip #1: How to play your Liked Songs
To play your Liked Songs (the ones you tap the heart icon for), say “Alexa, play my Liked Songs on Spotify.” You can even “like” a new song and add it to your Liked Songs list via Alexa just by saying “Alexa, like this song” while the song is playing.
Even if you’ve made Spotify your default music provider, for this Alexa command you still have to include the “on Spotify.”
Pro Tip #2: How to play your Discover Weekly and Daily Mix
Discovery weekly: Just say “Alexa play my Discovery Weekly playlist.”
Daily mix: Just say “Alexa, play my daily mix [insert number] playlist.”
Pro Tip #3: Sometimes it’s easier to listen to playlists via Alexa routine
When I listen to music, I generally listen to my favorite playlist of the moment. But I can never remember the exact Spotify playlist name to summon it with Alexa.
Plus, you can easily change the routine to play a different Spotify playlist (for when your favorite playlist inevitably changes).
Pro Tip #4: Why not create a few Alexa routines for different playlists?
If you want to easily summon multiple playlists, create a few routines with different Alexa command triggers. For example, “Alexa, morning playlist,””Alexa, relaxing playlist,””Alexa, energize playlist,” etc.
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