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Your Guide to Playing Spotify on Alexa Without Premium

Whether you are looking for a mood booster, a relaxing tune, or a song to sing along to, playing your favorite Spotify music on Alexa can be the best way to unwind. But is it possible without a Premium account? Yes, it is. This blog will answer your question on “how to play Spotify on Alexa without a premium subscription.”


Alexa, the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Amazon provides, is not only about answering queries. It can play music, set alarms, provide weather updates, and even control smart home devices. Many of us use Spotify as our go-to music streaming platform, and integrating it with Alexa allows us to enjoy our favorite tracks with a simple voice command. While Spotify Premium users enjoy additional features, you don’t necessarily need a premium account to listen to Spotify on Alexa. In this article, we’ll show you how step by step.

Setting Up Spotify on Alexa

Before you start enjoying your music, you first need to link your Spotify account to your Alexa account. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. Click “More” at the bottom right of the screen and choose “Settings.”
  3. Tap on “Music & Podcasts.”
  4. Then tap on “Link New Service” and select Spotify.
  5. You will then need to enter your Spotify account details.

Now you’ve linked your Spotify account to Alexa, you’re all set to play your favorite tracks.

Music settings in the Alexa App

How to Play Spotify Music on Alexa Without Premium

Playing music without a premium account is relatively straightforward. Once you’ve linked your Spotify account to Alexa, you must set Spotify as your default music service.

  1. In the Alexa app, go to “Settings.”
  2. Select “Music & Podcasts.”
  3. Under “Default Services,” select Spotify.

That’s it! Now, when you ask Alexa to play music, it automatically chooses songs from Spotify, even if you don’t have a premium account.

Additional Tips and Tricks

While you can use Spotify with Alexa without a premium account, some limitations exist. For example, you can’t play songs on demand or listen offline. However, you can still enjoy your favorite artists, albums, and playlists in shuffle mode. You can also use voice commands like “Alexa, play some pop music on Spotify” or “Alexa, play the latest album by [Artist] on Spotify.” You can also play Spotify on other Echos with some setup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about using Spotify with Alexa.

How to play a Spotify playlist on Alexa?

To play a Spotify playlist on Alexa, just ask! For example, you can say, “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly on Spotify.” Remember, you have to use the exact name of the playlist. Learn more about Spotify playlists with Alexa.

Can I ask Alexa to play music without a subscription?

Yes, you can ask Alexa to play music without a subscription. However, the music sources will depend on your free services linked to Alexa. You can listen to Spotify music without a premium subscription if you’ve linked your Spotify account. Check out more free options.

Is it free to use Spotify?

Yes, Spotify has a free, ad-supported version that you can use without cost. However, upgrading to Spotify Premium to enjoy ad-free listening and offline downloads would be best.


Playing Spotify music on Alexa without a premium subscription is as simple as linking your Spotify account to Alexa and setting Spotify as your default music service. While there are some limitations, you can still enjoy a wide range of music at your convenience. Remember, the joy of music is in the listening, and with Alexa and Spotify, you have millions of tracks at your command, premium or not!

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