How to link Spotify to Alexa (2019)

You’re here because you can’t link your Spotify account to Alexa (Echo device). This applies to users who’re outside of the United States or where Amazon doesn’t have an official presence.
By the end of this guide, you will be able to link your Spotify account to Alexa.

For the previous guide go here.

 

Note: To link Spotify to Alexa you must have a Spotify Premium account.

Problem

In the Alexa app, go to Menu button > Settings > Music > ‘CHOOSE DEFAULT MUSIC SERVICES’. What you will see is that the Spotify option is greyed out.

Tap on ‘CHOOSE DEFAULT MUSIC SERVICES’.
Spotify is greyed out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solution

Step 1
i. Go to the Amazon website and log into your account. Scroll all the way down.
ii. Under Let Us Help You, select ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’.

Click on ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’.

 

Step 2
i. Click on the ‘Preferences’ tab and expand Country/Region Settings. For this example you will see that it is set to Malaysia where I’m located. We need to change it to an address in the United States.
ii. Click ‘Change’.

Go to ‘Preferences’ and expand ‘Country/Region Settings’. Click on ‘Change’.

 

Step 3
i. Key in an address which is located in the United States. Don’t worry as this address won’t interfere with your delivery address nor the location that you set in the Alexa app.

Enter in a U.S address.

ii. Once the address is updated, you will see that the country has been updated to ‘United States’.

Country/Region is updated to United States.

 

Step 4
i. Clear all the apps from the multi-tasker on your phone. Or you can just restart your phone.
ii. Launch the Alexa app again and go to the music settings. You should now see the list like below.

More music services are available.

 

Step 5
i. We need to sign in to Spotify. Tap on ‘Link account on Spotify.com’.
ii. This will bring you to the Spotify page. Log in with your Spotify username and password.

Log in with your Spotify username and password.

Step 6
i. After logging in successfully there will be a prompt to connect Alexa to your Spotify account. Tap on ‘Okay’.
ii. Your Spotify account has been linked successfully.

Spotify is successfully linked to Alexa.

Step 7
i. Congratulations, you’re almost done!
ii. Go back to the Music settings and select Spotify as the default music service.

Set Spotify as the default music service.

iii. Go to your Echo device and test it. Say something like “Alexa, play songs by John Mayer on Spotify”.