Is it possible for Alexa play multiple Spotify accounts on a single Echo Dot? For this article, we chose Spotify as the main music player for your Echo device because it become such a household name that it needs pretty much no introduction whatsoever. People of all demographics, music tastes, and age groups are using it every day all throughout the world.
What we assume makes it so popular is the option to save everything you like into separate playlists really intuitively.
There’s also Spotify’s uncanny ability to predict what songs you would potentially like based on what you have listened to before.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, even local musicians have taken to the platform to release their music, so there’s always something new to discover!
However, what many of you might not have known is how to get the absolute most out of your Spotify account. We tend to think of these Apps and things as standalone developments, never to be used in unison with other techs and Apps.
In particular, when it comes to Alexa. Many of us generally only use our Alexa for the most basic of its functions. Though most of us will use Alexa to run Spotify and YouTube content, not many of us will push much further to see how much we can do with it.
And, considering that most Echo devices are essentially Bluetooth speakers with Alexa lumped in on top, figuring out how to assimilate your streaming services into the mix can really be a game-changer.
Given that most people will have their own Spotify accounts but not their own Echo devices, we thought we would put together this little guide to synch more than one Spotify account to your Alexa.
That way, everyone can have their own turn as the DJ without having to go through a complicated setup every time. So, if this is the info you’ve been looking for, you have come to the right place.
Alexa Multiple Spotify Accounts
How to Use Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa
Having trawled the internet looking for the issues that many of you are facing with your Alexa, it would seem that many of you can get one Spotify account up and running but struggle to get any more than that.
Well, not to worry. There’s a bit of a trick to it, but it’s nothing too difficult. So, to give your roommates or family a bit of peace, we have some good news.
You absolutely can set up multiple Spotify accounts to work on your Alexa. And, though it may seem impossible right now, it’s easy enough once you have the know-how.
Really, all you need to do is to set up your Echo devices to do it by means of your App settings.
For some of you, that will be enough explanation. For others, you may want to follow these tips below to get it done.
Setting Up Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa
Okay, so before we start on this, it is important to note that the capability to run multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa isn’t really a feature it was designed to have.
Instead, it is probably best to consider this approach to be more of a workaround or a ‘hack’ in modern parlance.
Nevertheless, it works – so for most of you, that should be enough to satisfy your needs. With that, here’s how it is done:
- To get started, log in to alexa.amazon.com.
- As soon as you have signed in, go into the settings.
- From settings, click into Accounts.
- From this list, choose the one that says Household Profile.
- From here, everyone who intends to use it will need to set up their own account with Amazon. Don’t worry. This doesn’t take all that long to do.
- Once all potential users have set up their accounts, you will need to add these new accounts to the “household.”
- Next up, these new accounts will need to be linked to their own Spotify accounts using their own version of the App.
- Then, from then on out, when you want to switch accounts, all you will need to do is give the command “Alexa, Change to X’s account.” Then, whoever’s account you change to will automatically have their Spotify linked to it.
And that’s all there is to it! Though it may take a while to set up the first time, you won’t have to do it again.
From this moment out, everyone that you have given access to your Alexa by this means will be able to use their Spotify account through it.
One potential downside to this is that you can still only use a maximum of one Spotify account per Alexa account.
But, unfortunately, as far as we can figure out, this is the only way around it.
So, though it is a requirement that you set up a few extra Amazon accounts, we think that the payoff is worthwhile.
The Last Word
Noticing that many of the boards and forums had people asking, “can I set up multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa?” the answer is a resounding yes!
Okay, so maybe it is only a yes on a technicality, but it is still quite rewarding when you figure out a new workaround such as this.
Just follow the steps above, and it should be easy for you from here on out. However, we are always conscious of the fact that others out there may have figured out methods to do the same thing that is different from ours.
So, if you are one of these people, we would love to hear how you did it so that we can share the word with our readers. Let us know in the comments section below. Thanks!
9 thoughts on “Is It Possible to Have Multiple Spotify Accounts on Alexa?”
Awesome – thanks. It took me a while to crack the code but finally got it to work!
Despite many sites saying this, it does not work. Once you link the primary household account to Spotify, when you log into the app on another device using the second household account it’s no longer an option to link Spotify as it will show already linked. If you change settings, disable/re-enable the skill, it affects both accounts and won’t allow a single Spotify account to be linked to each of the household accounts.
Exactly Shawn! It’s infuriating.
As much as it pains me to give Spotify more money, I am upgrading from a duo to a family account and just creating a dummy Spotify profile/email as a third member (of the six allotted). Then I will use this profile on Alexa. I think I can share playlists with this dummy account so they can be accessed on Alexa.
So what i dod was – go to the amazon account used to set up the echo dot. From there you go to account > manage household. From there, the person needs to invite a family member. System will send an email to that person. Once the person accepts the invite then you are set to go. The email used for the invite and the email used for the alexa app need to be the same. Make sure all profiles are 100% set up
My Amazon account only allows two adults. So it doesn’t really properly. Is there a way to get three or more accounts?
What if you have a family plan with three accounts in one plan? How does this get setup?
Even if you have a spotify family plan, each member has their own private spotify account so there is mo difference to this setup.
Does it work if playing 2 different Spotify accounts at the same time?
This doesn’t work as you can only have 2 accounts per Amazon household