You get many advantages from having multiple Spotify accounts on your Alexa.
For one, you can simultaneously play a different song on each Echo device.
And my favorite out of all pros…
Avoiding the chance of Spotify mixing up your music preferences with others.
Interested in this setup?
Continue reading to find out:
- 5 quick steps to have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa.
- How many Spotify accounts you can add to your Echo devices.
- 5 troubleshooting tactics to try if your Alexa won’t play from multiple Spotify accounts.
- And this is just the beginning…
Can you have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa?
You can have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa. However, this setup isn’t an official feature. It’s a workaround you can try. Keep in mind that you can only have up to 2 Spotify accounts on Alexa. Because this is the maximum adult Amazon profiles your Echo can have.
How to have multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa? 5 steps
#1: Make another Amazon account
As mentioned earlier…
The maximum number of Spotify accounts you can add to your Alexa is 2.
Because that’s the limit of adult members you can have in an Amazon Household. A feature that I’ll explain further later.
That said, if you’re hoping to use 3 or more Spotify accounts on your Echo device…
Unfortunately, it won’t work.
However, if you’re satisfied with using only 2 Spotify profiles on your Alexa…
Then, follow along.
Let’s start this process by ensuring you have 2 Amazon accounts.
“Why are they necessary?”
Well, you can only add 1 Spotify profile to each Amazon account.
So, it’s necessary to have 2 for this process.
Do you only have 1?
No worries. Just follow these steps to…
Create an Amazon account:
- Head to the official Amazon registration page.
- Type in your name.
- Include your mobile number or email.
- Create a password (at least 6 characters long).
- Re-enter your password.
- Tap the Continue button.
- Follow further instructions to finish the setup and verify your account.
After this process…
#2: Create a new Spotify account
Do you already have 2 Spotify profiles?
Then, simply skip to the next step.
However, if you only have 1 or don’t have any Spotify accounts yet…
Take this time to create them.
Luckily, it takes less than 3 minutes to follow these…
Steps to create a Spotify account:
- Turn ON a mobile device or a PC.
- Launch any browser.
- Head to this webpage.
- Sign up using Facebook, Google, or your email address.
- Fill up all the necessary information asked of you.
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#3: Connect each Spotify profile to an Amazon account
Note: You must do this process for each of the Spotify and Amazon pairs.
Step 1: Launch the Amazon Alexa app
Ensure you’ve logged in using your chosen Amazon account and proceed to…
Step 2: Tap the Menu icon
You’ll find this at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Once the sidebar opens up…
Step 3: Click Settings
It’s near the bottom of your application.
Step 4: Select Music & Podcasts
You need to scroll down first to see this option.
Step 5: Click the + button
It’s located on the right side of the Link New Service text.
Step 6: Choose the Spotify tile
After doing so, simply wait for the new window to load completely.
And when it does…
Step 7: Tap ENABLE TO USE
It’s the blue button under Spotify’s name.
Step 8: Log in using your selected Spotify account
Simply input your Spotify email and password.
Then, tap the LOG IN button.
When you see the Terms and Conditions page…
Read through it and tap the AGREE button at the bottom.
After that, close the window so you can go ahead and…
Step 9: Make Spotify Alexa’s default music provider
The “Choose a default Music Service?” window should pop up.
When it does…
Simply tap the blue “VISIT MUSIC SETTINGS” button.
And when you reach the DEFAULT SERVICES page…
Tap each of the CHANGE options on your screen’s right side.
And for all 3 of them, select Spotify.
Need a visual guide for linking your Amazon and Spotify accounts?
Watch this video:
Pro tip: You can use the same mobile device for setting up both Amazon accounts. Just log out of the app. And login using the account you still need to set up with Spotify.
#4: Add the new Amazon account to your Amazon Household
Here’s Amazon Household in a nutshell:
A feature that lets you share your Amazon benefits with friends or family members.
Much like how Netflix allows you to have up 5 profiles/users.
As the name suggests…
Members of your Amazon Household also receive the perk of using your Echo devices at home.
But as mentioned, only 2 adults are allowed to do so.
That said, to give it the chance to play music on your Echo, you must…
Add the Amazon account you created as an adult Household member:
- Head to the Amazon Household webpage.
- Log in using your “main” Amazon account.
- Find the Create your Household now section.
- Under it, tap the Add Adult option.
- Enter the email address of the Amazon account you created.
- Follow further instructions to send an invite.
- Make the Amazon account you added to your Household accept the invite.
#5: Enjoy multiple Spotify accounts on your Alexa
Go near any Echo device linked to your main Amazon account.
And ask Alexa to play songs.
By default, it’ll play music from Spotify.
So, you don’t need to tell Alexa to use this streaming platform explicitly.
Want to use a different Spotify account?
Simply say this voice command:
“Alexa, switch to (your other Amazon account name) profile.”
And now, when you ask your AI to play music again…
It’ll use the Spotify account linked to the new Amazon profile you’re using.
Multiple Spotify accounts on Alexa not working: troubleshooting
Still can’t play multiple Spotify accounts on your Alexa?
Don’t worry. This problem also happened to me before.
But I was able to fix it in under 5 minutes.
And you’re in luck. Because I’ll teach you…
5 ways to troubleshoot multiple Spotify accounts not working on Alexa:
#1: Retry the process above
As mentioned earlier…
Using multiple Spotify accounts on your Alexa isn’t an official feature.
Hence, setting this up requires you to stitch together multiple steps.
Which, honestly, can be very confusing at first.
That said, for your first attempt at troubleshooting this problem…
Retry the entire setup process.
Because you may have skipped a step or 2 unknowingly.
#2: Power cycle your Echo device
Like other gadgets…
Echo devices also glitch.
And when they do, some Alexa functions may fail to work.
Fortunately though, it only takes a minute to fix a glitchy smart speaker.
Because all you have to do is power cycle your device.
This process is the technical term for the classic:
“Have you tried unplugging your gadget?” fix you always hear from people.
And while this process might appear too simple to be an actual solution…
Trust me. I’ve fixed dozens of Echo-related issues through power cycling.
In fact, it’s 1 of the best solutions to try if your Alexa won’t play Spotify.
That said, follow these…
Simple steps to power cycle your Echo:
- Unplug your Alexa device from the outlet.
- Wait for 1 minute.
- Reconnect it to its power source.
- Let your device boot up for another minute.
After power cycling your smart speaker…
Unmute it and try playing from your multiple Spotify accounts again.
And if it still doesn’t work…
#3: Check your Amazon Household members
Adding another adult account to your Amazon Household is the only way to make this setup work.
So, let’s double-check whether you’ve already met this requirement.
Just follow these…
Steps to view who’s in your Amazon Household:
- Go to the official Amazon Household webpage.
- Tap the Manage Your Household text on the right side of your screen.
- Find the tab titled “Adults.”
- Check the accounts under it.
If you only see your main profile’s name on it…
Then, you haven’t invited a 2nd adult account into your Amazon Household yet.
So, redo the 4th step for setting up multiple Spotify accounts on your Alexa.
“I see an invite pending under the 2nd account.”
In that case…
Just accept the Amazon Household invitation using that specific account.
“But I already see 2 profiles under the Adults tab.”
Then, skip to the next solution, which is to…
#4: Reconnect your Spotify and Alexa
You may have linked the same Spotify accounts on both Amazon profiles.
Or the connection between the 2 services could be glitching.
Hence, you can’t play from multiple Spotify accounts through your Alexa device.
But don’t worry.
You could fix both of these possible problems by simply…
Reconnecting Spotify to each of your Amazon accounts:
First, you have to…
Unlink your Spotify account from Alexa:
- Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your phone.
- Tap the Menu icon at the bottom-right corner.
- Select Settings near the bottom of your screen.
- Tap Music & Podcasts.
- Under services, click Spotify.
- Click DISABLE SKILL.
- Follow further instructions.
After this process, wait for about 1 minute before you…
Relink your Spotify account to Alexa:
- Follow steps 1-4 above.
- Tap the + icon on your screen.
- Click Spotify.
- Touch the ENABLE TO USE button.
- Log in using the right Spotify account.
- Make Spotify your default music provider again.
Note: Do this solution for both accounts included in your Amazon Household.
#5: Ask Alexa to switch the right profiles
Since this setup is a non-official feature…
Alexa actually has no idea that you have 2 Spotify accounts on your Echo.
For your voice assistant…
All you have is 2 adult Amazon profiles that you can switch between at any time.
Hence, if you ask Alexa directly to use a different Spotify account…
It simply won’t understand your request.
So, let’s review…
The exact steps to make Alexa play from different Spotify profiles:
Step 1: Remember which Spotify is linked to each Amazon account.
Step 2: Ask, “Alexa, identify this account.”
If Alexa doesn’t mention the Amazon profile with your preferred Spotify account…
Step 3: Say, “Alexa, switch accounts.”
Step 4: Ask Alexa to play from Spotify.
Note: You can mention specific playlists or albums from the music provider.