In this post we teach you Alexa Spotify commands and how to use them with your Alexa device. Alexa Spotify commands allow you to play and control your Spotify music on Alexa using voice commands with Alexa.
Any Alexa device will work with Alexa Spotify commands but if you are a serious music lover we recommend pairing your Spotify devices with a Sonos One or Sonos Beam with Alexa built in for high quality streaming music through amazing streaming speakers. .
We’ve included our list below of Alexa Spotify commands and also included instructions on how to connect Alexa to Spotify.
Alexa Spotify Commands
“Alexa, play Spotify.” - Plays Spotify music on your Alexa device.
“Alexa, play Spotify [Everywhere].” - If you have multiple Alexa or Sonos devices in a group allows you to play Spotify, on all of your grouped devices. This is a great Alexa Spotify command for whole home audio systems.
“Alexa, play Spotify [Group Name].” - Allows you to play Spotify on a specific grouping or individual speakers with this Alexa Spotify command. So if you only wanted to play music in your office you would say “Alexa, play Spotify in Office.”
“Alexa, play Country.” - Will play the country music genre on Spotify. You can use this Alexa Spotify command with any genre of music.
“Alexa, play [Type of Music].” - This command will play any genre or type of music requested.
“Alexa, play my discover weekly playlist.” - Plays music from Spotify weekly recommendations for you.
“Alexa, play [Name of Playlist].” - Play’s the selected playlist of music you have saved in Spotify.
“Alexa, what song is this.” - Alexa tells you the name and artist of the current song playing.
“Alexa, play [Song Name] from Spotify.” - Plays requested song. If it has a similar name to other songs it’s a good idea to specify the artist also as we show in the next command.
“Alexa, play [Song Name] by [Artist Name] from Spotify.” - Plays the requested song.
“Alexa, play songs by [Artist Name] from Spotify.” - Plays music from selected artist.
“Alexa, Spotify connect.” or “Alexa, connect to Spotify.” - this allows you to direct connect to stream Alexa to a specific device.
Alexa Spotify Commands Playback & Control
“Alexa, next song.” - Alexa skips to the next song.
“Alexa, pause.” - Alexa will pause the track.
“Alexa, play.” - Alexa will resume playing.
“Alexa, resume.” - Alexa will resume playing.
“Alexa, turn up the volume.” - Alexa will turn up the volume.
“Alexa turn down the volume.” - Alexa will turn down the volume.
“Alexa, set the volume to 3.” - Alexa will set the volume to 3 out of 10. This command allows you to adjust between 0 and 10. With 10 being max volume.
Alexa Spotify Commands: Setting Alarms
With Spotify and Alexa you can set alarms to wake you up to your favorite music each morning with the following Alexa Spotify commands. You can modify these commands by substituting your own favorite songs or playlists for the words inside the brackets.
“Alexa, wake me up at 6:45 a.m to [Post Malone.]”
“Alexa, wake me up at 7:15 a.m. to playlist [my favorites.]”
“Alexa, wake me up at 8:00AM to [By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers.]”
Alexa Spotify Commands: How To Connect Alexa To Spotify
To link Alexa to Spotify so that you can use Alexa Spotify commands you can follow the following steps:
#1. Open up the Alexa App
#2. Click on the Menu button in the upper left hand side of the Alexa App.
#3. Once in the Menu, scroll down to “Settings” and click on it.
#4. Scroll down in the “Settings Menu” options until you see “Music” then click on it.
#5. In the Music menu it has an option to “Link New Services” Click on link new services and choose the Spotify Option.
#6. You then follow the instructions and put in your username and Spotify password to link Spotify To Alexa.
What Alexa Devices Will Alexa Spotify Commands Work On?
Alexa Spotify Commands will work on all Alexa devices including most 3rd party devices that have Alexa built in. Below we cover some of our favorite Alexa devices for listening to music and why we like them.
If you want to stick with an Alexa Echo device we’ve found that the Echo Show 2 has great sound quality in the Echo Device lineup. It’s larger size means that they were able to fit in two larger speakers that have deeper base and full range of sound. The Echo Show 2 is the closest I’ve seen an Echo device come to matching the sound quality of a Sonos Speaker. While the sound quality is not quite as good as the excellent sound quality of the Sonos One speakers the Echo Show comes pretty darn close and has a camera and 10.1” touch screen for playing videos or video chatting with family. By no means is the Echo Show 2 a compromise when it comes to sound quality. It’s a great streaming speaker, but it doesn’t have the music centered focus that is the basis of design for the Sonos Speakers.
If you are looking for ultra high quality sound to use with your Alexa Spotify commands the Sonos speakers with Alexa built in are hard to beat. Both the Sonos One and Sonos Beam have Alexa built in for native Alexa control and exceptional sound quality. The Sonos Speakers sound amazing with streaming Spotify music and is what I use to power the sound system in my home.
The Sonos One is a standalone smart speaker with Alexa built that is great for proving sound in medium sized spaces, like bedrooms, offices, the kitchen and dens.
The Sonos Beam is a sound bar that is best paired with TV and can be used as both a TV sound bar and as streaming music player. If you want full surround sound you can pair your Sonos Beam with other Sonos Speakers to create and immersive surround sound system.
The Sonos speakers are wireless so they don’t need to be wired together, they pair to create a surround sound system through the Sonos App. With Alexa built into the Sonos Beam you can even control your TV and turn it on and off using Alexa commands. Overall the Sonos Beam is a versitile smart speaker that works with Alexa Spotify commands and can provide great sound quality.
Alexa Spotify Commands Summary
If you have an Alexa device and Spotify connecting the two is a great way to increase the functionality of your smart home with Alexa Spotify Commands. I use Spotify as my default music service for Alexa and use Alexa Spotify commands almost everyday with the Sonos speakers throughout the home. The feature I tend to use the most with Alexa Spotify commands is asking Alexa to play a specific Spotify playlist so I can listen to exactly what I want to without even needing to have my phone on me.